Hand tools are important components needed in everyday applications. Many hand tools are versatile, whereas others are designed for specific jobs. These tools are often used in manual operations, acting as extensions of our hands. They do not require an electrical motor or power.
Applications of hand tools
Hand tools are used in multiple operations such as chopping, chiselling, sawing, filing, or forging. They can be used to carry out smaller, domestic tasks as well as in industrial or commercial operations.
Different types of hand tools
Hand tools can be classified into different groups including:
Metal cutting tools
Sharpening and grinding tools
Some common hand tools include screwdrivers, connectors, knives, scissors and saws, keys, clamps and vices, bumpers, eyelets, wrenches, pliers and more.