Cutting Tools. . Pick Head Axe. 6 pound and 8 pound varietiesPrimarily a cutting toolProper use takes lots of practicePick can be used to start a hole8 pound version is much more efficient. Pick Head Axe. Special UsesRemove moldings, baseboard and trim during overhaulBreak glassSearchLimitationsLimited use toolPrimary function is to cut6 pound version is too light and inefficientCannot be used as a striking tool.