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Do you have trouble with tools find that they wear out too quickly, find that you can t decide which tools to buy or which tools to use for a specific job, find that little things continually go wrong The only way to learn to use tools, of course, is by using them, but first you have to know which tools to use and why.This manual, originally prepared for the use of naval personnel, was designed to present the basic hand and power tools that the ordinary person is likely to use Through a wealth of diagrams, clear explanations, safety tips, and operating instructions you will soon learn the basics of choosing tools and using them as they were meant to be used Nearly every hand tool you are likely to use around the house is described in the first chapter hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, wood saws, planes, wood chisels, metal chisels, dies, drills, files, hacksaws, punches, reamers, taps, clamps, vises, pliers, knives Chapter two covers the common power tools drills, grinders, sanders Chapter three covers measuring tools from rules and tapes to calipers, micrometers, and squares with detailed instructions on how to use each one Chapter four describes the common nails, screws, bolts, nuts, rivets, and other fasteners you are likely to use Chapter five describes grinders and shows how to sharpen and care for screwdrivers, chisels, drills, and snips The final two chapters cover such miscellaneous tasks and tools as metal cutting operations, stripping insulated wire, and soldering techniques.By the time you finish you should know the names, general uses, and correct operation of all the basic tools, fasteners, and measuring devices you are likely to need around the house You should be able to select tools for a basic kit for doing simple home repairs And you should be confident in beginning to use tools for yourself to perform all those simple but necessary repair jobs....

Title : Tools and Their Uses (Dover Books for the Handyman)
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ISBN : 0486220222
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Dover Publications Republication edition June 1, 1973
Number of Pages : 192 pages
File Size : 899 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Tools and Their Uses (Dover Books for the Handyman) Reviews

  • JPN850R
    2019-01-31 13:27

    You do not overlook the use of hand tools. I have seen a countless number of people who were using tools in the wrong way with confidence (I find that those with macho-attitude are usually the ones with wrong/expired knowledge/skills).

  • B. Morris
    2019-02-13 13:11

    When I joined the Navy, I did this course as part of my training, oh so many years ago. Great book for anyone to learn about a wide variety of tools, how they are used and why you should use the best tool for the job.

  • xyzxyz
    2019-01-28 12:26

    A bit dated on advice such as using white lead as a tapping fluid.. however it really covers the basics quite well

  • David A. Guthrie
    2019-02-21 05:27

    Great old school text on using basic hand tools. Recommended for anyone who spends time using hand tools either as a hobby or as a professional.

  • D. Cole
    2019-01-29 06:15

    Great instruction on the proper use of basic tools and hardware. The book is old so it doesn't deal with more modern tools, but I learned a lot about how to handle tools I thought I already knew how to use.

    2019-01-30 09:27

    Don't waste your money, its just an explenation of really old tools, would be a great book for the 19th century

  • Howard A. Spielman
    2019-01-21 11:18

    I first read this book from cover-to-cover, twice, nearly 30 years ago and found it immensely useful and highly readable. Over these years I have built a large shop, with most of the tools described, and have often shared my space, tools, and knowledge with others.

  • Action Jackson
    2019-01-30 06:13

    Simple things like how to use and clean a file are in this book. At some point, everyone probably just knew this, but with our specialized modern society, we are forgetting things like the best way to use an adjustable wrench (turn into the movable jaw). This is a very handy reference of tools and basic technique.