EXERCISE NO. 2 - HAND TOOLS - GENERAL TOOLS- ANSWERS

A. The following statements may have more than one correct answer. Circle the correct letter or letters.

1.  Slightly hollow grinding a screwdriver tip:

(a) Strengthens the tip

(b) Allows the tip to clear the top edge of the slot

(c) Reduces the amount of downward pressure required when turning the blade

(d) Makes the faces of the tip almost parallel to the sides of the slot

 

2.  The side cutters of combination pliers are:

(a) Grooves in adjacent joints

(b) Suitable for cutting hard steel wire

(c) Situated between the jaws

(d) Suitable for cutting copper wire

 

3.  The width of the tip of a standard screwdriver should be chosen so that it is:

(a) A little smaller than the length of the bottom of the screw slot

(b) A little greater than the length of the screw slot

(c) Equal to the length of the screw slot

(d) Half the length of the bottom of the screw slot

 

4.  Phillips screwdrivers are:

(a) Available in a greater range of sizes and lengths than standard tip screwdrivers

(b) Suitable for any form of recessed head

(c) Unlikely to slip from a clean matching recess

(d) Unsuitable for self tapping screws

 

B. Select from the following list the tools most suitable for the task indicated:

5.  To increase turning effort on square blade screwdrivers, us    Spanners

6.  To form loops for terminating electrical wiring, use                   Round nose pliers

7.  To turn screws that cannot be reached from above, use           Offset screwdrivers

8.  To hold small parts being hardened and tempered, use           Tongs

9.  To start large and tight slotted screws, use                                Pin punches          

10. To cut small diameter hard steel wire, use                               Insulated combination pliers