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Woodworking hand tools and their uses

Here we focus some information on woodworking hand tools and their uses. These tools are non automated power joinery instruments; the power comes from the muscles. Each joiner needs a basic set of hand tools. If your tool collections are rich and high quality then you can perform your work greatly. You should always take your safety in the work place. It will help you to prevent accidents. Moreover, you should take proper care of your tools so that they will give long and efficient service. We can categorized the basic hand tools in the following groups:
woodworking hand tools

Measuring tools
To make any thing with the wood, at first needed measuring according to design. We use many measuring hand tools to doing these task. If you can measure currectly then the work will complete accuratly. The common measuring tools are tape, miter, foot rule etc. They are made of metal case or a tough plastic or rubber case. Therefore they does not break easily.

Marking tools
After complete the measuring you should need marking on the wood. After that you should complete the work according to these marking. There are many instrument for the marking such as try squre, metre square, bevel squre. pencil etc.

Sawing tools
After measuring and marking of a wood or board then it needs saw or cutting. The instruments which is used to cutting or sawing of the wood is called sawing tools. The hand sawing tools have many style, types and sizes. They are used to cutting straight edges, making angled cuts and cutting curves. It has two parts – blade and handle. The blade is made of high quality steel so that it will cut very sharply and will not break off while in use. On the other hand the handle is made from plastic, wood or metal. Some of the common sawing tools are rip saw, tenon saw, pit saw etc.

Planing tools are used after measuring and sawing to smooth the uneven wood sarface by cutting a very thin layers. They comes in many types and styles to carry out a specific function. The most widely used planers are jack plane, jointing plane, block plane, spoke shave etc. These tools increases the joiner precision and efficiency in woodworking.

Testing tools
Testing tools are used after measuring, sawing and planing the wood to test plane, edge etc. The common testing tools are straight edge, winding sticks, plumb bob, sprit level, side calipars, try square etc.

Cutting tools
Rather than sawing tools a wide range of tools used to cut, hole or groove the wood. These types of tools are chisel, knives, scissors, axes etc.

Drilling or boring tools
The holes may be required to insert screws, dowels or other fittings into the wood. These holes can be done into two way – drilling and boring. Although present days people use power drill for this task but many of work, done with hand boring tools. Yet, it is plays an significant role in many carpentery and joinery wood working. The most widely used boring tools are brace, bit, bardawl, gimlet etc.

Without these you may have to use many hand tools such as cramp, hammer, hand vice, screw driver, spanner for perform different works.

Although people use many power tools during woodworking but the necessity of the hand tools are endless. They always plays an important part in wood working. Before and after the work, you should always check your hand tools and equipment visually to ensure that it has any defects or works fine.