Can you describe the difference between a stubby nail eater and dogleg reamer?
Craftsmen are only as good as their tools. While every trade has tools unique to that trade, some tools are commonly used in all trades. Knowing your tools, knowing how to use them and care for them, is at the heart of every successful career. This is an introductory course to basic tools and is a pre-requisite for all students entering any of our vocational training programs. During this course you’ll learn the proper use and maintenance of common tools. For tools requiring a cutting edge, you’ll learn some basic sharpening skills. For common power tools, you’ll learn the safety precautions needed to operate.
This course will provide students with the necessary background knowledge of tools needed to move into the next training phase of hands-on lessons.
Overview of this course and e-VOTECH e-Learning.
Safety With Hand Tools
The most important tools you will ever own - your hands. Includes the "The Ten Commandments of Safety".
Describes the more common tools you'll work with.
Common Power Tools
Discusses the more common types of electric and air-driven power tools
Measuring Tools and Techniques
The accuracy of your work will depend upon your ability to properly use measuring equipment.
Fundamentals of Sharpening
Many tools require a cutting edge, and different tools have different sharpening requirements. This section covers the basics of properly sharpening tools.
Fastening Components and Procedures
Regardless of the media you will work with, there are specific fasteners for specific purposes, matched with specific tools. We round out this course with a unit on fasteners.
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