Using the Beaver Lever Safely
- Choose the the right kind of wood! Straight grained softwoods are ideal.
- Place Beaver Lever on a solid, flat surface, preferably the floor, during use.
- Wearing work gloves will reduce the risk of cuts, pinches and splinters and will increase comfort during use.
- Keep your hands away from the knife, uprights and wood while applying downward pressure on the handle.
- Do not place your hand below the cutting surface of the knife.
- Do not place your hand between the wood and the uprights.
- Holding the knife at the end with both hands during the cutting stroke is recommended.
- Use only a reasonable amount of force when pushing down on the handle! If you cannot split the kindling using a reasonable amount of force, try some of these tips, or find a more suitable piece of wood. Not all wood is suitable for making kindling.
- Do NOT leave the knife on the ground. Store it in the reversed notch, or blade-down between uprights when unit is folded or hanging with other hearth tools.
- Fold the Beaver Lever down, and keep it out of the way when not in use.
- Do not leave kindling or other wood near your wood stove!
- Do not use the knife with any sort of chopping action.
- Do not strike any part of the Beaver Lever Kindling Cutter.
- The Beaver Lever is not intended for use by children.