Hacking knife | Article about hacking knife by The Free Dictionary
hacking knife[′hak·iŋ ‚nīf]
A tool for removing old putty from a window frame prior to reglazing. Also known as hacking-out tool.
hacking knife, hacking-out tool
Aknifeused to remove old putty from a frame before reglazing.
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Wearing goggles and thick gloves, remove the old piece of glass very carefully with a hammer and chisel, then scrape out the putty with a hacking knife
, and pull out the panel pins with pliers.
Once most of the glass is out, use a chisel or hacking knife
to remove the putty and any pieces of glass still left in it.