Hand tool, any of the tools used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as cutting, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Auxiliary tools, often required as aids to shaping tools, include tools such as a hammer to drive nails and a vice to hold them.

A craftsman may also use tools that facilitate precise measurement: rules, dividers, squares, and others. Power tools—typically handheld motor-powered tools such as an electric drill or electric saw—perform many of the older manual operations and thus may be considered hand tools.

In addition to the more specialized hand tools listed here, we also carry hammers, mallets, rulers, screwdrivers, pliers, hacksaws, coping saws, spirit levels, knives, tape measures, spanners, sockets, and much more.

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You may have heard that welding is quite expensive, but in reality, there are only a few essential welding tools and equipment that you will use regularly. In addition to basic equipment, sometimes you need equipment you may not have heard of.

Therefore, we aim to introduce you to almost all welding equipment that should not be missing from any welding workshop. We’ve covered everything from safety to basic tools and essentials, you have everything you need here so let’s look at the different types of welding equipment and tools.

use of hand tools in welding

It is good to notice that in this article we skip the introduction of essential items like welding gloves, welding helmet and welding apron. Keep in mind that in every job, safety comes first, and using the gears mentioned can minimize the chances of common welding injuries.