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Encyclopedia > Hand tool

A hand tool is a device for doing a particular job that does not use a motor, but is powered solely by the person using it. Examples are almost endless, from general tools like the hammer to specific tools like calipers. A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool is a device that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a simple machine, or a combination of them. ... A claw hammer A hammer is a tool meant to deliver blows to a target, causing it to move or deform. ... A caliper is a device used in the metalworking field of mechanical engineering, to measure the distance between two symmetrically opposing sides. ...


Virtually every type of tool can be a hand tool, although many have also been adopted as power tools, which get their motive power from engines rather than from people. A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool is a device that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a simple machine, or a combination of them. ... A power tool is a tool with a motor. ...


External links

  • Hand Tools, overview on Hand Tools at Inside Woodworking.com
  • Marking Tools, Machine Marking and Hand Marking Tools from ReliantMarkingTools.co.uk

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Hand Tool Safety (348 words)
The misuse of hand tools in industry is the cause of about seven to eight percent of all compensable injuries each year.
Tools subject to impact (chisels, star drill, punches, etc.) tend to "mushroom".
Cutting tools should be kept sharp to ensure good smooth cutting.
Hand Tools Institute Home Page (125 words)
The Hand Tools Institute (HTI) is the trade association of North American manufacturers of non-powered hand tools and tool boxes.
An important objective of the Institute is to educate the hand tool user on the safe and proper use of hand tools
Hand Tools Institute • 25 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 • Tel: 914-332-0040 Fax: 914-332-1541 • info@hti.org
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