To operate the tool, you run it in the hole just above the fish, turn the pump on, and clean the hole. Then you lower the basket to the fish and wash the fish clean. Pick up five or ten feet and drop the ball. When the ball sets in the basket, the circulation at the basket will be diverted through jets on the body of the cutter and forced around the bottom of the cutter, up the inside, and out larger ports in the top of the body. You should use as much pump pressure as possible when you lower the basket to the junk. This will create a better jetting action and also move the junk to the inside. You should also be rotating when you reach the fish, and continue to rotate until you finish jetting or cutting a core. Then shut down the pump and burn the core in the basket. Adding weight while rotating for two or three minutes does this. The junk is retained in the basket by fingers in the bottom of the tool. These fingers are mounted in a cage that fits inside the head of the basket. Always be sure the cage will rotate inside the head before running it in the hole. If it will not rotate, the fingers will be broken out while you are rotating over the junk
Hydraulic Jars should be run with the basket; however, care should always be taken to be sure the ball will go through the I.D. of the jars or any other restricted I.D.’s you may have in the fishing string.