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It is just like rectangular pan fitted with a handle. It is used for mixing the moulding sand and for moving it from one place to the other.
It is used for removing foreign materials like nails, shot metal splinters of wood etc from the moulding sand.
It is a wooden tool used for ramming or packing the sand in the mould. Rammers are made in different shapes.
4. Strike-off bar:
It is a cast iron or wrought iron bar with a true straight edge. It is used to remove the surplus sand from the mould after the ramming has been completed.
5. Vent wire:
It is a mild steel wire used for making vents or openings in the mould.
It is a metal piece used for patching deep section of the mould and removing loose sand from pockets of the mould.
Different types of slicks are used for repairing and finishing moulds.
It contains of a flat and thick metal sheet with upwards projected handle at one end. It is used for making joints and finishing flat surface of a mould.
It is made of flax or hemp. It is used for applying water to the mould around the edge of the pattern.
10. Draw spike:
It is a metal rod with a pointed or screwed end. It is used for removing the pattern from the mould.