Clamps, Blades, Saws, and Bits

SKU: C-612Duration: 23 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 23 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

A number of projects, large and small, professional and amateur, require the use of basic tools, including clamps, saws, saw blades, and drills. Since these tools often come in a variety of styles, sizes, and purposes, knowing how to make the best choices is practical knowledge to have. This course will identify and describe the common types of clamps, saws, saw blades, and drills as well as safety guidelines for using them.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe common types of clamps
  • Describe how to use a spirit level
  • Identify and describe common types of pliers
  • Identify and describe types of saws
  • Describe drills, drill presses, drill bits, and reamers
  • Describe taps and dies
  • List safety precautions for using clamps, pliers, saws, drills, drill presses, reamers, and taps and dies

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What are ways to safely use clamps?
Wear safety glasses or goggles, discard clamps with bent spindles or frames as this indicates damage and might create a risk if used, do not overload a clamp or handle it roughly, and keep all moving parts of clamps lightly oiled and clean.

What are pliers used for?
Pliers are similar to grips but are designed to hold material temporarily, they can help protect people from getting their fingers cut or burned.

What is TPI?
TPI stands for teeth per inch. It determines the speed that blades are able to cut through stock. The general rule is that blades with high TPI cut slower but result in smoother edges.

When should drill presses be used?
Drill presses should be used when holes must be extremely accurate. They are able to bore holes in precise locations at carefully controlled depths.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Clamps come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and models. Woods clamps are designed to provide a non-marring surface on the clamping fingers. There are quite a few wood clamps to choose from, including a G-clamp (C-clamp). It is traditionally used to clamp a work piece to a work surface or two parts of a work piece together. Jaw openings range from 1 inch to more than 8 inches. And a hand screw clamp, they are often used for basic furniture repairs. Jaw openings range from 2 inches to 17 inches.
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