Hand Tools

Lesson Descriptions

This library consists of four lessons. This library is designed for employees in all disciplines as well as for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities. Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to improve their on-the-job performance through the proper use hand tools.

Clamps, Vises, and Pliers


Description: This is the first lesson in the iKNOW™ Hand Tools Library. This lesson introduces and demonstrates the proper use of tools used for holding.

Prerequisites: None

Topics:

  1. Tools Used for Holding
  2. Vises
  3. C-Clamps
  4. Pliers

Objectives:

  • Describe three types of vises and explain when each type should be used
  • Identify the basic components of a machinist’s vise
  • Explain how to use a c-clamp to hold an object
  • Explain how to choose the right size c-clamp needed for a job
  • Describe four types of pliers and explain how they are used
  • List four thing that should be done before using any tool: determine the correct tool for the job, inspect the tool for damage, ensure the tool is in good working order, and follow facility safety procedures

Screwdrivers


Description: This is the second lesson in the iKNOW™ Hand Tools Library. This lesson introduces and demonstrates the proper use of screwdrivers.

Prerequisites: None

Topics:

  1. Screwdrivers
  2. Using a Screwdriver
  3. Offset Screwdriver

Objectives:

  • Identify three types of screwdrivers
  • Explain when each of the above three screwdrivers should be used
  • Describe the damage that may be caused to a screw if the wrong size screwdriver is used
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for inserting and removing a screw

Wrenches


Description: This is the third lesson in the iKNOW™ Hand Tools Library. This lesson introduces and demonstrates the proper use of wrenches.

Prerequisites: None

Topics:

  1. Non-Adjustable Wrenches
  2. Socket Set
  3. Torque Wrench
  4. Adjustable Wrenches

Objectives:

  • Describe three basic types of nonadjustable wrenches and identify when each should be used
  • Identify the components of a socket wrench set
  • Assemble a socket wrench and use it to remove a bolt
  • Identify and describe how three types of torque wrenches are used
  • Assemble and use a deflecting beam torque wrench to torque a series of bolts according to specifications
  • Identify and describe three types of adjustable wrenches

Hammers, Mallets, and Sledges


Description: This is the final lesson in the iKNOW™ Hand Tools Library. This lesson introduces and demonstrates the proper use of tools used for striking.

Prerequisites: None

Topics:

  1. Hammers, Mallets, and Sledges
  2. Using Tools for Striking

Objectives:

  • Describe five types of hammers
  • Explain the differences between hammers, mallets, and sledges
  • Explain what parts of a hammer should be inspected
  • Discuss in what situation a the hammers in this lesson should be used
  • Discuss general guidelines for using a hammer correctly