Paint Guide Used when painting with a brush to control the flow of paint. Useful around door and window frames.
Phillips Screwdriver Used to drive or remove cross or x-slotted screws.
Pillow Block A bearing bolted in place to support a rotating shaft.
Pin Punch A long straight shank punch, used to drive small pins, bolts, and keys out.
Pipe Bender Can be adapted to bend various sizes and gauges of pipe.
Pipe Wrench Generally used to hold pipe and pipe fittings in place to either tighten or loosen fittings.
Plumb Bob Used to determine a point directly below another point or establishing a plumb line for masonry construction.
Diagonal Pliers Used to cut all types of soft wire and pulling cotter pins from slotted nuts. These pliers have curved handles that are lap joined with the cutting edge at an angle to permit the pliers to cut flush with the work surface.
Used to cut fencing, nail staples, pull staples, and stretching wire. Fencing Pliers
Lineman or Electrician’s Pliers Used primarily for electrical work. The tool has the diagonal cutting edges as well as the blunt gripping end for twisting wire.
Battery Pliers Used to remove nuts off the battery terminal clamps.
Long Nose Pliers Often called needle nose pliers; long, slender jaws make it possible to work where space is limited. Some are available with jaws that are capable of cutting soft wire with straight or curved jaws.
Multi-Groove Pliers Used for holding parts. The jaws are adjustable for gripping larger diameter objects.
Pliers - Slip Joint Combination Used for cutting soft wire as well as holding various stocks, nails, and wire. Slip joint allows jaws to open wider for gripping larger diameter work.
Pop Rivet Used to fasten sheet metal parts together when “blind” fastening is required. The rivets are available in a variety of lengths and diameters.
Pop Rivet Tool Tool used specifically to install pop rivets.
Portable Air Tank Used to transport compressed air to an area where needed.
Portable Air Compressor Use to provde compressed air for painting, cleaning and other jobs.
Portable Electric Drill Used to drill holes where a drill press cannot be used.
Post Anchor A “ U” shaped metal bracket used to attach a post to a deck.
Protective Face Shields Provides protection from injurious sparks and rays. Covers the entire face.
Protractor A measuring device used to measure and establish angles.
Pry or Fitting Bar Used for prying and helpful in aligning bolt holes. The tool has one tapered end and one flat, curved hook end.
Putty Knife Variety of uses such as applying putty and removing paint and gaskets etc.
Quick Coupler Commonly used to connect air hoses to pneumatic tools.
Quick Link Chain link with a threaded nut that is used to connect two pieces of chain, cord or rope together.
Quick Snap A snap ring quite commonly used on the end of a rope.
Ratchet Handle Used with sockets and extension bars to allow short back and forth movement of the handle without removing socket from fastener. It is reversible which provides drive in either direction.
Ratchet Load binder Ratcheting device that provides tension of two chains to secure a load.
Ratchet Straps Light weight nylon straps with a ratchet end used to tie down loads on trailers and trucks.
Ratchet Wrenches Used in the place of regular wrenches where space permits rapid movement.
Reciprocating Saw Can be used to cut a wide variety of materials. Useful in confined areas.
Reciprocating Saw Blades Blades for reciprocating saws. Assorted blades cut a variety of materials.
Repair Link or Lap Link Used to repair chain and attach rings or hooks to the chain.
Respirator or Breathing Filter Used when painting to prevent injurious fumes from entering the lungs.
Roller Chain Link A repair/connection link for connection of drive links in machinery.
Rope Thimble Provides protection for the eye when using rope or cable.
Sash Brush A tapered paint brush used to paint around frames and along trim.
Screw Extractor or Ezy Out Used to remove broken screws or studs.
Self Piercing Screws Used to attach light gauge metal to backing. Variety of drive heads available.
Set Screw Small flat head screws often used on pulleys and shafts where a head is not desirable.
Sledge Hammer Used for heavy hammering, such as driving stakes, chisels, and punches.
Sleeve Anchor Threaded barrel as the bolt tightens it expands the barrel against the wall board.
Slide Bar Handle Used with sockets for tightening or loosening bolts or nuts. The tool can slide from a “L” to a “T” shape.
Snap Link Designed to clip one piece of rope to another.
Snap Ring Fits into a groove cut on the end of a shaft, or inside a hollow shaft. Holds washers and retaining rings in place.
Snap Ring Pliers Used to expand snap rings for removal or installation.
Snap-On or Zerk Grease Fitting Very common grease fitting on automobiles, tractors and machinery. Used to apply grease under high pressure on wearing parts.
Socket Comes in 6, 8, & 12 point. Used with an extension bar or with ratchet alone for loosening or tightening bolts and nuts.
Socket Adapter Used to convert from one size socket drive to another size socket drive.
Speed Handle Attaches to a standard or universal joint socket, and gives a full swing that speeds up work.
Spray Gun Used to spray primer and paint on all types of equipment and machinery shop projects, household items, etc.
Square Drive Screws Offer more resistance to stripping out the head compared to a regular screw.
Standard Screwdriver Used on straight slotted screw heads. This tool is available in a variety of sizes.
Staple Gun Used to install staples quickly and easily.
Dremel Tool Used for a variety of grinding and sanding purposes. Can be used on metal and wood surfaces.
Drift Punch A taper shanked punch that is used to drive keys, pins, bolts, and rivets. It is also used for alignment of parts.
Drill Gauge Used to measure the diameter of a drill bit.
Drill Press Vise Used to hold work stationary while drilling holes with a drill press. Bolt the vise to the drill table for best results and safety.
Drive Pin Anchor Insert into a pre drilled hole, strike the head with a hammer to expand the anchor.
Expansion/ Adjustable Reamer Used for precision reaming of piston pin bores, king pin bushing, valve stem guides.
Extension Bar Used to give working clearance between the socket and ratchet.
Exterior Deck Screw A coarse thread self tapping screw designed for use in structural lumber.
Eye Protection Used to protect the worker’s eyes while working in a shop to prevent eye injury.
Fence Wire Stretcher Used to stretch a variety of fencing materials.
Filter Used to remove foreign matter from paint and primer before using it in spray guns.
Finishing Disc Used to buff and polish metal surfaces prior to painting.
Flat/Cold Chisel Used for general cutting and chipping work.
Flex Handle Used with a socket, this tool provides greater leverage when tightening or loosening nuts and bolts.
Flex or Universal Joint Socket Used in confined areas and consist of a socket and universal joint in one tool.
Galvanized Hanger Strap Light weight strap pre drilled, comes in a roll, used to attach a variety of materials to one another.
Grab Hook Used to catch and fasten on a chain link.
Grinding Disc Used on an angle grinder for removing burrs, slag, and cleaning up welds.
Hack Saw Used to cut bolts, tubing, pipe, and chain.
Hand Level Used like the surveying instrument for laying out contours and grades. The hand level is used in determining elevation differences and checking levels of various forms.
Hearing Protection Provide protection against loud noises that can damage your hearing.
High Lift Jack Used to lift vehicles and machinery for repairs.
Hitch Pin Inserted through a hitch on an implement to attach it to a bumper or draw bar.
Hitch Pin Clip Inserted through a hitch pin so that it does no come loose releasing the implement.
Impact Wrench A tool that is either electric or air powered (pneumatic) that tightens or loosens nuts and bolts.
Inside Calipers Used for measuring bores or holes.
Corner Brace An “L” shaped brace used to reinforce a corner.
Jack Stand Used to support vehicles and equipment for long periods of time. Safer than using a jack.
Lever-Jawed Wrench This adjustable tool is used for a variety of jobs that require enormous amounts gripping strength. The adjustable tool locks and holds until the adjustable jaw is released with the lever.
Lever-Type Grease Gun Most common grease gun used to supply grease at high pressures.
Lift Arm Pin The spindle used in a three point hitch to attach implements to a tractor.
Linch Pin A pin inserted through a shaft or metal plate to secure items in place.
Load or Chain Binder Also called boomer. The tool is used to secure loads with the use of a chain.
Log Chain Used in many chores for lifting and pulling objects. The chain usually has a grab hook and a slip hook.
Low Pressure High Volume Spray Gun A spray gun where the paint canister is locate above the nozzle, generally requires less compressed air.
Machinist’s Vise Used to hold work for tapping and threading, drilling, and various other applications. The size is determined by the width of the jaws.
Mallet or Soft Headed Hammer Used when damage to the material or surface is undesirable. Mallets are available with either brass, plastic, wood, rubber, or leather heads.
Star Drive Screws Allows greater rotation force when tightening compared to slotted or Phillips head screws.