Common Hand Tools, Part 1


5 hours

  Course Prerequisites:
Trades Safety: Getting Started (186001)
Basic Industrial Math (Block X21)
Practical Measurements (Block X22)

  What Students Learn:
In the first part of a students introduction to hand tools, you'll learn about various types of tools as well as how to use them safely. You'll also learn how workpieces are held in place, the manner in which workpieces are marked prior to actually starting a given job, and how to make the most of a workbench's many useful features.

Next, students will be introduced to a group of hand tools which most technicians use on a daily basis -- wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and hammers. Again, you'll learn the correct ways to safely use and take care of these tools. Equally important, students will learn how not to use these tools and the results of their improper use.

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:
  • Identify common hand tools and their function.
  • Explain how to safely use common hand tools.
  • Maintain most types of hand tools.
  • Describe the benefits of several special features available for some hand tools.

    Working with Hand Tools; Wrenches; Pliers; Screwdrivers; Striking Tools; Tool Storage and Benchwork.



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