a piece of gauze to discover small hooks and burrs. Discard needles with large burrs,
hooks, exceptionally dull points, and bent needles.
(c) Remove hooks and burrs and re-form points by using a fine
oilstone as illustrated (see figure 3-7) when necessary. Reclean needles and stylets.
(d) Match each stylet with its needle. It must fit flush or even with the
bevel. This occurs when the stylet is fitted in the right needle.
Figure 3-7. Sharpening needle on oilstone.
(a) Sort needles according to type and size.
(b) Inspect the needle for burrs, hooks, dullness, and distortion from
normal shape. Discard needles with any of these defects.
h. Use these general guidelines for linen. (Linen is generally inspected and
folded prior to storage so that it will be ready for use in CMS. However, wrappers are
an exception; they are inspected prior to use and folding is generally not necessary prior