Hand Tools

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OSHA 3080 defines a hand tool as "...tools that are powered manually. Hand tools include anything from axes to wrenches".

Cutting Tools


Main Article : Cutting Tools
Offset (red) and Straight (yellow) Tinsnips

Tools to separate material.

  • Scissors
  • Specialty shears: Snips, Carbon Fiber scissors
  • X-Acto blades
  • Box Cutters
  • Hand Saws
  • Chisels


Fasteners and Fastening Tools


Main Article : Fasteners and Fastening Tools
An adjustable crescent wrench and a Phillips screwdriver

Fastening tools are simply tools that help you apply fasteners, such as nails, screws, bolts, and other specialty hardware. Ask a staff member for help choosing what hardware is most appropriate for your project.

  • Hammers
  • Screw drivers
  • Wrenches
  • Socket Sets
  • Hex (Allen) keys
  • Hardware!


Gripping Tools


Main Article : Gripping Tools
Vise (left) and vise grip (right)

Tools for enhanced or specialized grip on materials.

  • Pliers
  • Vise Grips
  • Vises
  • Clamps


Miscellaneous Hand Tools


Main Article : Miscellaneous Hand Tools
Anvil

Miscellaneous and specialty hand tools.

  • Mallets
  • Punches
  • Anvils