Assignment 5

Hand and Power Tools

Health and Safety Practises at Makerspace

Different Hand and Power Tools

Hand Tools

S.No Tools Description
1. Hacksaw Handle Hacksaw frames are used in carpentry for sawing purposes. They are made to take 8-,10- or 12- inch blades.
2. Pliers Pliers are common hand tools found in almost every household. They help to hold objects firmly, bend other materials, and remove unwanted elements.
3. File A file is a tool used to remove fine amounts of material from a workpiece. It is common in woodworking, metalworking, and other similar trade and hobby tasks.
4. Bench Vise In order to hold the work piece in place, the bench vise is used. It prevents the movement of the work piece while working on it and makes the handler’s job very easy.
5. G Clamp A C-clamp or G-clamp is a type of clamp device typically used to hold a wood or metal workpiece, and often used in, but are not limited to, carpentry and welding.
6. Mallet A mallet is a kind of hammer, often made of rubber or sometimes wood, that is smaller than a maul or beetle, and usually has a relatively large head.
7. Hammer These are designed to deliver high force on a small area. Hammers are made from a good grade of tool steel. This tool steel is hardened and drawn to a blue colour at the eye and dark straw.
8. Coping Saw A coping saw is a type of bow saw used to cut intricate external shapes and interior cut-outs in woodworking or carpentry. It is widely used to cut moldings to create coped rather than mitre joints.
9. Spanner A wrench or spanner is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning.
10. Screw Driver Screw drivers are of several kinds. Each is unique for its own purpose. Therefore it is necessary for a tool maker to have a set of screw drivers for all requirements.
11. Try Square An implement used to check and mark right angles in constructional work. A try square is a woodworking tool used for marking and measuring a piece of wood.
12. Measuring Tape A tape measure or measuring tape is a flexible ruler and used to measure distance. Its design allows for a measure of great length to be easily carried in pocket or toolkit and permits one to measure around curves or corners.

Power Tools

S.No Tools Description
1. Angle Grinder Angle grinders are also labeled as side grinders or disc grinders, and they’re a handheld power tool that grind, cut, and polish various objects and materials. They can be powered by compressed air, an electric motor or petrol engine.
2. Chop Saw A chop saw is a power tool that used to make straight cuts in wood. It may have features that allow it to cut angles, which makes it a miter saw
3. Drills A drill is a tool primarily used for making round holes or driving fasteners. It is fitted with a bit, either a drill or driver, depending on application, secured by a chuck. Some powered drills also include a hammer function.
4. Bench Drill The bench drill is a smaller version of the pillar drill. This type of machine drill is used for drilling light weight pieces of material.
5. Bench Grinder A bench grinder is a benchtop type of grinding machine used to drive abrasive wheels. A pedestal grinder is a similar or larger version of grinder that is mounted on a pedestal, which may be bolted to the floor or may sit on rubber feet.
6. Table Saw A table saw is a woodworking tool, consisting of a circular saw blade, mounted on an arbor, that is driven by an electric motor. The blade protrudes through the top of a table, which provides support for the material, usually wood, being cut.
7. Sander A sander is a power tool used to smooth surfaces by abrasion with sandpaper. Sanders have a means to attach the sandpaper and a mechanism to move it rapidly contained within a housing with means to hand-hold it or fix it to a workbench.
8. Milter Saw It is a powerful tool designed for making cuts at quite a few different angles. Also known as “compound miter saws”, these work by having a blade mounted to a swing arm that can pivot either right or left to create cuts that are angled.
9. Planer The planer is a power tool that helps woodworkers create parallel pieces of wood for various projects. They’re used to make a board of wood that has already been jointed (hence the frequent comparison to jointers) flat into equal end-to-end thickness
10. Power Hacksaw Power hacksaws are used to cut large sizes (sections) of metals such as steel. Cutting diameters of more than 10/15mm is very hard work with a normal hand held hacksaw.

Working with Different Materials

1. Cutting Wood

2. Cutting Metal