Hand tools have always been indispensable helpmates, and a good set of hand tools is essential for any farm shop, machinery or facility repair. Hand tools are available in different forms and have various uses. Hand tools can be used to drill holes, cut pieces of wood, slice metals or plastics. It is natural to focus over the leading manufacturers for quality, durability, reliability and precision. Hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, nutdrivers, etc. are the things that are most often used. Construction workers use many hand tools, such as, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, tin snips, etc. Screwdrivers are available in many different shapes, sizes, and materials. Screwdrivers are used for driving or removing screws or bolts with slotted, recessed, or special heads. A familiar, frequently used hand tool is different types of hammer. Hammers are used to pound nails into an object, pull nails out of objects, and for other uses when hitting or pounding is necessary. Rubber headed hammer often called mallet is used to strike a surface without causing damage say when installing floor boards or hubcaps. Sledges are hammers available with a long handle for hammering in pilings or a short one for striking a cold chisel. It can be used to hammer concrete, wood or metal objects without fear of damaging the tool.
Another commonly used hand tool is pliers. Pliers are used to hold objects firmly, or for cutting and bending tough materials such as wire. Needle-nose pliers are both cutting and gripping pliers used to re-position and cut wire by leverage. The pliers with maximum grip believed to be very functional, heavy duty, and specially designed to perform tasks efficiently. These pliers measure 6.3 inches. A few of other hand tools are punches, chisels, wedges, pullers, etc. Punches and chisels are designed to work on even the toughest metals. They are made from the highest quality materials for maximum tool life. Every punch and chisel is specially heat treated to provide a hard long lasting working end and a softer striking end to avoid chipping. They are available in a wide variety of lengths, cutting widths and styles to suit any application. A wedge is used to force or push two "things" apart. It will part, separate, split or otherwise "divide" a thing or material. Pullers are ideal for servicing off-road construction equipment and machinery. It is available in one versatile set, packed in a handy plastic storage case. These hand tools include permit damage-free pulling of gears, bearings, harmonic balancers, and other parts having tapped holes.