Tools: Power Tools:
A tool is "a piece of equipment that
most commonly provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a
physical task." The right tool for the
job at hand will ensure a better job, done faster, with less effort.
You should know how to identify and use these tools correctly.
If you dont have a tool box with these tools
in it, you should print these pages, go to the hardware store, and get
them. Ok, maybe you dont need a shingle hammer, you can
leave that until you decide you want to tackle re-roofing your
house, but other than that.... YOU NEED MOST OF THESE TOOLS
A hammer is a tool meant to deliver blows to a
target, causing it to move or deform.
and cutters are designed primarily to use leverage to
grip, cut, or move.
Hand Saws are used to cut material into different
shapes, usually wood.
Wrenches use mechanical advantage by applying torque to turn bolts, nuts,
Levels are designed to indicate whether a surface is
level or plumb.
Uses a rotating drill bit to drill holes
in, or drive screws into different materials.
Used to cut material, hand
held or table mounted.
are used to smooth wood, automotive and other
Routers / Lathes
Used to hollow out areas
in the face of a piece of wood, or finish
Planers reduce the overall thickness of wood to
a uniform measurement.