Course Number: 717
The Hand Tools textbook describes the most important hand tools used in industry. It begins with a chapter on measuring, including units of measurement, and follows with a lesson on the most common tools used in all trades-wrenches and screwdrivers. The following chapters describe the tools used in specific crafts. The textbook ends with a general description of hoisting and pulling tools, used in many crafts.
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Chapter 1: Measuring Tools
Topics: Linear and angular measurement; Rules and measuring tapes; Slide, vernier, and micrometer caliper; Squares
- Explain how to hold a rigid rule correctly when measuring an object and show from which point the measurement begins.
- Describe how to set lock joint transfer-type calipers.
- Identify vernier calipers.
- Explain how to take a measurement with a micrometer caliper.
- Name the parts of a combination square.
Chapter 2: Wrenches and Screwdrivers
Topics: Wrenches-open-end, box-end, combination, socket, adjustable, torque; Screwdrivers-standard, cross-slot, spiral, ratchet, offset; Driving and removing screws; Restoring a blade
- Identify types of materials used for making wrenches.
- Identify open-end, box-end, socket, socket-head, adjustable, torque, and striking-face wrenches.
- Describe two sizes that are important in identifying a socket wrench.
- Identify standard, Phillips, offset, and spiral-ratchet screwdrivers.
- List the steps to follow when driving a screw.
Chapter 3: Pipefitting Tools
Topics: Pipe wrenches; Vises; Cutting, reaming, threading, and tapping pipe; Cutting tubing and plastic pipe; Flaring tubing; Tool care
- Identify a straight pipe wrench, a Stillson wrench, a chain pipe wrench, a strap wrench, and a compound-leverage wrench.
- Explain how to use a pipe wrench.
- Explain why a machinists' vise should not be used for holding pipe.
- Explain how to thread pipe.
- Explain how to clean a pipe tool.
- Explain how to cut and flare tubing.
Chapter 4: Plumbing Tools
Topics: Plumbing systems and codes; Joining pipe; Tube bending; Cutting and assembling pipe; Plungers; Augers; Sewer tapes; Special wrenches
- Explain how to use a mechanical tube bender.
- List the steps in joining hubless pipe.
- Explain why the drain pipe should be completely covered by the force cup.
- Name the criteria used in selecting line clearing tools.
- List the steps in measuring pipe when using the center-to-center measuring systems.
Chapter 5: Electrician's Tools
Topics: EMT bender; Bending and assembling conduit; Knockout punches; Fish tapes; Pliers; Wire and cable strippers; Test and safety equipment
- Explain how to use an EMT bender and a neon circuit tester.
- List the parts of a knockout punch.
- Name the uses of the all-purpose tool.
Chapter 6: Woodworking Tools
Topics: Planes; Scrapers; Drills and bits; Chisels; Levels; Plumb bobs; Hammers and nail sets
- Describe the difference between a ripsaw and a crosscut saw.
- Explain the difference between a compass saw and a keyhole saw.
- Describe the different types of planes.
- Identify a Forstner bit.
- Explain the working of a plumb line.
Chapter 7: Masonry, Plastering, and Glazing Tools
Topics: Working with bricks, mortar, concrete; Tuckpointing; Edging and finishing; Repairing plaster and wallboard; Cutting and installing glass
- Explain how to mix a small batch of mortar.
- List the uses of a trowel.
- Define tuckpointing.
- Explain why flat concrete surfaces must be screeded.
- Explain how to repair one of the following problems: (a) small plaster cracks, (b) shrinkage cracks, or (c) loose or bulging plaster.
- Explain how to replace a broken pane of glass in a window.
Chapter 8: Sheet Metalworking Tools
Topics: Gauges; Layout tools; Dividers; Punches; Nibblers; Riveting tools; Metal-cutting chisels; Hammers; Snips; Dressing tools; Bench stakes
- Identify different types of snips and punches.
- Identify the bench stakes discussed in this Lesson.
- List six safety practices to follow when working with sheet metal.
- Describe different types of sheet metal.
Chapter 9: Metalworking Tools
Topics: Vises; Hacksaws; Files; Taps; Dies; Thread classes; Reamers
- Select the proper hacksaw blades for cutting various materials.
- Explain the difference between single-cut and double-cut files.
- List the types of taps usually found in a tap set.
- Explain how to cut an external thread on a bolt, screw, or stud.
- Explain how to remove a reamer from a hole.
Chapter 10: Hoisting and Pulling Tools
Topics: Knots; Wire rope; Slings, sling angles, hitches; Sling spreader beams; Block and tackle; Chain fall; Pullers
- Explain how to prevent synthetic and fiber rope from unraveling.
- Explain how individual wires and strands of wire are formed into wire rope.
- Identify the most appropriate sling for use near corrosive chemicals.
- Identify a slide-hammer puller.
- Describe different kinds of slings and loads.
Add Chapters to Your Custom Book
- Chapter 1: Measuring Tools
- Chapter 2: Wrenches and Screwdrivers
- Chapter 3: Pipefitting Tools
- Chapter 4: Plumbing Tools
- Chapter 5: Electrician\'s Tools
- Chapter 6: Woodworking Tools
- Chapter 7: Masonry, Plastering, and Glazing Tools
- Chapter 8: Sheet Metalworking Tools
- Chapter 9: Metalworking Tools
- Chapter 10: Hoisting and Pulling Tools
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