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Hand Tools

Hand Tools Skills Modules

This group of modules outlines the various types of hand tools used in the manufacturing process and how to use them. Each module in this competency group builds on the one before it, giving you confidence as you develop your knowledge in a way that is logical and intuitive.

Files, Hand Reamers, and Lapping Tools

Used to shape materials, this module teaches you how to use these tools to create flat surfaces, curved surfaces, and precision holes (Estimated completion time: 1.2 hours).

Hammers, Punches, and Chisels

After completing this module, you will be able to explain how to use a hammer, mallet, and chisel (Estimated completion time: 0.9).

Pliers and Ratchets

This module explains how to use pliers and ratchets to secure, hold, or assemble work pieces (Estimated completion time: 0.8 hours).

Scribes, Optical Center Finders, and Drill Blocks

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to explain how to use a layout die, scribing tools, optical center finder, and drill block (Estimated completion time: 0.8 hours).