top of page

Basic Hand & Power Tools

Basic Hand & Power Tools



Question 1: Plastic covered handles on wire-cutting pliers may be used to cut low-voltage live electrical wire. (True) (False)


Question 2: When tightening a nut with an adjustable wrench, always pull the wrench toward you; never push the wrench away from you. (True) (False)


Question 3: Claw hammers may be used to strike wood chisels. (True) (False)


Question 4: When wood splitting, the flat striking face of an axe may be used to strike a wood splitting wedge. (True) (False)


Question 5: Screwdrivers may be used for purposes other than driving or removing screws, such as prying open can lids. (True) (False)


Question 6: Vises should always be secured to the workbench with screws. (True) (False)


Question 7: Snips are permissible for cutting wire. (True) (False)


Question 8: Open-end wrenches may be used to free a frozen nut. (True) (False)


Question 9: A proper use of the Ball Peen hammer is striking chisels and punches. (True) (False)


Question 10: Safety goggles should always be worn whenever you are using hand tools. (True) (False)



Question 1: False. Plastic cover handles are for comfort only. Always cut off electrical power before cutting.


Question 2: True. Pulling gives better leverage and balance. Most importantly, the force of the pulling should be on the fixed jaw.


Question 3: False. Claw hammers are for driving and removing nails only.


Question 4: False. Only sledge hammers or wood-splitting mauls should be used to strike wood-splitting wedges.


Question 5: False. Screwdrivers must be used only to tighten or remove screws and for no other purpose.


Question 6: False. Never screwed. Bolted is correct.


Question 7: False. Wire cutters are correct. Snips are for cutting sheet metal.


Question 8: False. Box wrench is the correct wrench.


Question 9: True. Ball Peen hammers are specifically hardened to strike chisels and punches.


Question 10: True. Safety goggles should always be worn when working with hand tools to prevent eye injury.

bottom of page