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Paring chisel
Wide chisel with one bevel, sometimes without a neck. Since it does lighter work than the firmer chisel, it is theoretically not beaten with the wooden hammer, but pushed. It is also sharper than the firmer chisel. The Japanese chisel (Japanese: tsuki nomi) is longer than the western one and is always used with both hands. It is used for finishing mortise and tenon joints and grooves. [MOT]
Pencil sharpener
Peat scyte
Pile-driver
Peg of emergency
Pin lifter
The pin lifter is a hand tool used by the shoemaker and upholsterer to pull out nails. It is a small (about 20 cm long) crow bar that sticks into a wooden handle. [MOT]
Peg rasp
Picking knife (basket maker)
A basket maker's picking knife has a wide, curved or semicircular (approx. 4-7 cm) blade with a sharp outside. The basket maker uses the knife to cut off the twigs sticking out of a woven basket. He places the cut on the twig and cuts it off by an axial movement (cf. the curved knife). The picking knife is sometimes replaced by a shoe knife (1). [MOT] (1) AUDIGER: 3; LEROUX & DUCHESNE: 4.
Pipe layer
After the drain laddle has been accurately finished off the drain trench, the worker, who remains on the edge of the trench - or across it - can lower the drain pipes with a pipe layer into it and press them against the other.  More technical information on the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Pinch bar
The pinch bar
Pencil
Pinking shears
Pinking shears are scissors with thick (approx. 4-7 mm), blunt blades with a triangular serrated edge. When you use it to cut into a piece of fabric, a zigzag notch appears that prevents fraying. [MOT]
Piton hammer
For his safety and, in artificial climbing, to get higher, the first climber puts hooks in the crevices of the rock; the latter removes them. The first work can be done with a light fist. However, pulling out the hooks is sometimes difficult and various hammers have been devised to facilitate this. All weigh about 500-670g and usually consist of a square face to drive the hooks in, and a curved pin with notch that can be inserted into the eye of the hook. The handle then becomes the power arm of a lever of the first kind, like a claw hammer. Sometimes there is also a hole in the working part, where a carabiner can be picked up. By forming a chain of three carabiners, the last of which is inserted into the eye of the hook, that hook can sometimes be knocked out. The pin or the more or less pointed end of the working part also serves to drive clamping wedges into gaps. The wooden handle was replaced by the metal, which does not come off. Usually a hole is drilled in the end of the stem for a locking rope that is...
Pinching-iron punch
Leather workers such as the saddler use this hand tool to cut decorative shapes from the leather. It is a steel chisel (approx. 10-15 cm long) without handle with a serrated or corrugated blade that can be flat and flared, semicircular or circular (cf. the punch). The cutting chisel is placed on the leather and hit with a hammer; the desired shape is cut into the leather. [MOT]
Piping bag
Pizza wheel
Kitchen utensil with a relatively large (approx. 6-7 cm diameter) and sturdy stainless steel cutting wheel, fixed in a wooden, plastic or aluminum handle that flares out towards the wheel to protect the fingers. With a pizza wheel you can cut a pizza base out of the dough and, when the pizza is baked, you can cut it into slices with it. To be distinguished from the pastry cutting wheel. [MOT]
Pipe reamer
Plasterer's trowel
Plasterer's margin trowel
Plasterers' finishing trowel
Plate-rack for bucket
Record brush
The record brush is a hand tool to clean vinyl music records by wiping dust and fingerprints without damaging the record. One model consists of a rectangular and rounded oak block with a soft felt brush surface, usually black. It somewhat resembles a whiteboard eraser. A slot is provided on one side to store the accompanying cleaning fluid. Other models include bleach goat hair or velvet. There is a wide variety of vinyl brushes in carbon and plastics. Most of them are anti-static to rid the plate of its static charge. [MOT]
Plough gauge
Plasterer's corner trowel
Plastic sheet cutting knife
Pointing trowel
Poker
Iron round or flat rod (approx. 40-100 cm) with a pointed end, bent or not bent, which is used to start the fire in a fireplace, in a stove, a heating boiler or an oven. Usually the poker ends in a hook or a ring with which it can be hung. For the fireplace or the kettle, there are sets with a poker, an oven-rake, a fire shovel (stoker) and clinker tongs or a pair of fire tongs. [MOT]
Pocket knife
Potato lifting fork
Potatoes can be harvested with a garden spade, a hoe, a potato harvester or a potato lifting fork. The latter has 3 to 4 wide and flat or, in cross section, triangular teeth with pointed ends (approx. 20-30 cm long), which are attached to a wooden T or D handle (approx. 1 m) . To scoop potatoes, a potato fork is used, the teeth of which are much closer together and end in balls so as not to damage the potatoes. Can be distinguished from the digging fork. See also dung fork. [MOT]
Post hole digger
Pointed chisel
Plumber's iron
Plough staff
Polishing bone
Potato masher (cattle)
After the potatoes, turnips, beets and vegetables, which will be used as animal feed, have been transferred from the kettle in which they were cooked (see potato spoon) to a tub, they are crushed with a potato masher. The potato masher is a wooden or iron stamper in all shapes. It can be a round piece of wood, thinner at the top than at the bottom. It can also be a round grid (approx. Diam. 13-15 cm) that is connected to the stem (approx. 55-80 cm) via a fork-shaped intermediate piece (approx. 20-25 cm). Sometimes the masher is also forged in the shape of an S. See also the potato masher to make puree. [MOT]
Potato masher
Kitchen utensil that can be used to crush potatoes and other vegetables. It consists of a round, possibly convex, wooden disc with a stem. With this, the boiled potatoes are pressed through the holes of a colander. The tool can also work in a puree strainer and then its shape is adapted to it (1). In addition to the wooden puree masher, there are also metal models, made of iron, aluminum or sheet iron. With these tools, with an open stamping part, you no longer have to work in a colander or a sieve. See also potato masher (cattle). [MOT] (1) Eg. LUCAS s.d .: 26.
Potato grater
Elongated (approx. 50 cm long; approx. 20 cm wide), convex grater with fairly coarse triangular pierced holes with which raw potatoes are grated. It is cut semicircular on one short side; on the other short side it has a handle. The grated potatoes were mixed with flour, eggs and bacon to make a kind of pancake. [MOT]
Polishing iron
Pot lifter
Priest
The priest is a light (approx. 150 gr) bat-shaped hand tool of about 30 cm long made of wood, copper or plastic and with or without a widened (diam. approx. 3-4 cm) end (length approx. 6-12 cm) which is often weighted with lead. With a priest, the angler gives the caught fish a short, hard blow to the head to switch off the brain. This either to kill the fish immediately or to stun it before killing it with another technique, such as slitting its throat, for example. The handle is also used in the same way on some folding fishing knives. [MOT]
Potato ricer
Potatoes can be mashed more easily into puree with a potato ricer. The boiled potatoes are placed in the container and the tongs are squeezed shut. The potatoes are pressed through the holes of the ricer. See also the puree strainer. [MOT]
Pritchel
After cutting a groove (see splitting chisel) and forming the nail holes in the horseshoe (see this stamp hammer), the farrier uses a horseshoe pritchel to punch through or enlarge the holes. The horseshoe pritchel is a long (approx. 25-40 cm) iron chisel that ends in a small rectangular (approx. 3 mm by 1.5 mm) point. See also the clinch cutter. [MOT]
Probe
Pressure pad during soldering
(1) Proper name yet unknown.
Probang (cattle)
Punch
Holes of different sizes can be made in leather with the aid of a punch, i.e. a metal tube with sharp edges. The diameter varies from a few millimeters to a few centimeters. A piece of leather is placed on a wooden, lead or copper support in order not to damage the edge. The punch is then placed where the hole is desired and hit with a hammer. So one needs his two hands; this can be avoided for small holes with the punching tongs. See also the cork borer. [MOT]
Punching tongs
See also the punch, buttonhole pliers and certain tongs of the sheet metal worker.
Punch
Pumice stone
Pump drill