Hand and Power Tools: Introduction
This module introduces some hand and power tools widely used by carpenters on a construction site.
The focus of this module is on familiarizing you with each of these tools. Safety rules for the use of the power tools are also covered.
While under the supervision of your instructor and/or supervisor, you will learn how to properly operate and use each of the tools described in this module.
Terms Associated with Hand and Power Tools
The following is a list of some terms associated with hand and power tools used in carpentry. Click on each to find out more:
A cut made across the sloping edge or side of a work piece, at an angle of less than 90 degrees
A simultaneous bevel and miter cut
A cut made across the grain in lumber
A rectangular groove or rabbet cut that is made partway through and across the grain in lumber
A holder or stand used to hold a door on edge while planning, routing, or installing hinges
An interlocking joint with a triangular shape, like that of a dove’s tail
The width of the cut made by a saw blade. It is also the amount of material removed by the blade in a through (complete) cut or the slot produced by the blade in a partial cut
A sharp, uncontrolled grabbing and throwing of the work piece by a tool as it rejects material being forced into it
A device that is used to cut lumber at precise angles
A cut made at the end of a piece of lumber at any angle other than 90 degrees
A rectangular cutout or depression made in a piece of wood to receive something such as a hinge, lock, or tenon
Pocket (plunge) cut
A cut made to remove an interior section of a work piece or stock (such as in a countertop for a sink), or to make square or rectangular openings in floors and walls
A rectangular cut made along the edge or end of a board to receive another board that has been similarly cut
A tongue that is cut on the end of a piece of wood and shaped to fit into a mortise
Accurately shaped or fitted