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This program describes the basic hand and power tools commonly used in distribution work. The program presents guidelines for using manual hand tools, power hand tools, and one type of powder-actuated tool. The program also covers the safety precautions that should be followed when using each type of tool.


  • Identify several types of manual hand tools and powder-actuated tools used in power delivery work.
  • Describe how manual tools and power tools are used in power delivery work.
  • Describe some common safety precautions that are followed when using manual and power hand tools.



Manual Hand Tools – Part 1

  • Describe the purpose of knives, handsaws, and other cutting tools.
  • Identify the components of knives, handsaws, and cutting tools.
  • Identify a brace and bit and describe how they are used.

Manual Hand Tools – Part 2

  • Describe general uses for wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, compression tools, and digging tools.
  • Differentiate between adjustable wrenches, socket wrenches, and box-end wrenches.
  • Describe how to use two types of manual compression tools and four types of manual digging tools.

Power Hand Tools

  • Describe the safety procedures for using power hand tools.
  • Identify the components of an impact wrench and a portable capstan.
  • Describe how to use an impact wrench and a portable capstan.

Powder-Actuated Tools

  • Describe the components of a tap connector and a powder-actuated tool.
  • Explain how a powder-actuated tool is used to make a tap connection.