Hand Tools

From Idea Shop Wiki
Revision as of 20:18, 15 April 2020 by Pkuly (talk | contribs)

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


Most of these tools can be found in the Tool Chest!

Location of the Tool Chest in the Idea Shop Maker Space

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

Miscellaneous and specialty hand tools.

  • Mallets
  • Punches
  • Anvils