Carpentry involves knowing about the tools of the trade. A carpenter has access to various tools for each job. Knowing what tool befits the job is vital.
Carpentry tools can be broadly categorized into hand tools and power tools.
Some hand tools used by carpenters
Levels, squares, planes, clamps, and saws
Some power tools used by carpenters
Power saws and blades, drill press, laminate trimmers, metal shears, pneumatic nailers and staplers.
When it comes to working with these tools, a carpenter must also know the safety rules for each.
For specific operating procedures and safety rules concerning each tool, a carpenter should always read the operator's manual provided by the manufacturer, and consult the supervisors.
It is also important to know the guidelines that need to be followed in order to take proper care of power tools.