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Encyclopedia > Pickaxe
Pickaxe

Pickaxe on the ground
Other Names Pick
Classification Digging tool
Types Railroad pick
Miner's pick
Related Mattock

A pickaxe is a hand tool with a hard head attached perpendicular to the handle. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2787x2180, 1130 KB) see> File info File links The following pages link to this file: Pick Pickaxe Category: ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Sphyraena jello Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 The Pickhandle barracuda (Sphyraena jello) is so called because the dark marks along its side look like the thick ends of pickaxe handles. ... A hand tool is a device for doing a particular job that does not use a motor, but is powered solely by the person using it. ... Fig. ...


Some people make the distinction that a pickaxe has a head with a pointed end and a flat end, and a pick has both ends pointed, or only one end; but most people use the words to mean the same thing.


The head is usually made of metal, and the handle is most commonly wood, metal or fiberglass. This article is about metallic materials. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... This article is about metallic materials. ... Bundle of fiberglass Fiberglass (also called fibreglass and glass fibre) is material made from extremely fine fibers of glass. ...


The head is a spike ending in a sharp point, may curve slightly, and often has a counter-weight to improve ease of use. The stronger the spike, the more effectively the tool can pierce the surface. Rocking the embedded spike about and removing it can then break up the surface.


The counterweight nowadays nearly always is a second spike, usually with a flat end for prying.


The pointed edge is most often used to break up rocky surfaces or other hard surfaces such as concrete or hardened dried earth. The large momentum of a heavy pickaxe, combined with the small contact area, makes it very effective for this purpose. “Rock” redirects here. ... This article is about momentum in physics. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ...


The chiseled end, if present, is used for purposes including cutting through roots. Steel woodworking chisel. ... For other uses, see Root (disambiguation). ...


Originally used as agricultural tools as far back as prehistoric cultures, picks have also served for tasks ranging from mining to warfare. The design has also evolved into other tools such as the plough and the mattock. Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... The traditional way: a German farmer works the land with a horse and plough. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In prehistoric times a large deer antler was often cut down to its shaft and one tine and used as a one-pointed pick. [1] [2] [3] This article is about the ruminant animal. ... For the Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, see Antler (Poet). ... Tine may be tine, a metal prong on a fork, or other similar implement Tine, a town in Sudan Tine, the biggest dairy producer in Norway Tines offical web page This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same...


Pickaxe handle

A pickaxe handle, without the head, is often used as a baton, for example it is an official issue baton used in the British Army. “Truncheon” redirects here. ... “Truncheon” redirects here. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


A pickaxe handle has been known to be used while scuba diving to fend off sharks. Scuba diving is swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment. ... For other uses, see Shark (disambiguation). ...


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Mining - ::Sal's Realm of RuneScape:: (1255 words)
Pickaxes range from Bronze being the lowest quality, and Rune being the highest, but they are rather expensive.
There are two entrances to the mine: the first being in a building northeast of the east Falador bank, and the second being to the south of Ice Mountain (located north of Falador).
A Pickaxe can be damaged beyond use if you mine from a steaming rock, and you will be unable to mine with it.
Pickaxe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (181 words)
A pickaxe is a tool with a hard head attached perpendicular to the handle, similar to a pick.
The large momentum of a heavy pickaxe, combined with the small contact area, makes it very effective for this purpose.
Its handle, without the head, is often used as a baton, for example it is the official side-handle baton used in the British Army.
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