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BCT 113 - Hand and Power Tools

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Selection and safety procedures. Includes trades terms, hand tool, and power tool use to specific jobs in the construction industry.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. List and define trade terms related to hand and power tools.
  2. Describe basic safety procedures and the selection of appropriate safety equipment for use with specific hand tools.
  3. Describe basic safety procedures and maintenance procedures for specific power tools.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use of select tools and power tools.

  1. Trade Terms
    1. Hand tools
      1. Alloy
      2. Beveled
      3. Dropped-forged
      4. Kerf
      5. Plumb
      6. Other
    2. Power tools
      1. Ground fault protection
      2. Electric
      3. Hydraulic
      4. Pneumatic
      5. Powder (explosive)
      6. Revolutions per minute (RPM)
      7. Tempered
      8. Other
  2. Hand Tool Use
    1. Selection

1.   Hammers

a.   Claw

b.   Ball peen

2.   Screwdrivers

a.   Slotted 

b.   Phillips

3.   Sledgehammers

a.   Double face

b.   Cross peen

4.   Ripping bars and nail pullers

5.   Wrenches

a.   Adjustable

b.   Nonadjustable

6.   Pliers and wire cutters

a.   Slip-joint

b.   Long-nose

c.   Lineman

7.   Levels

8.   Squares

a.   Framing

b.   Combination

9.   Rulers and measuring tapes

10. Vises and clamps

a.   Bench vise

b.   C-clamp

11. Saws

a.   Crosscut

b.   Rip

12. Files, chisels and punches

13. Plumb bob

14. Sockets and ratchets

  1. Safe use
  2. Maintenance
  1. Power Tool Use
    1. Selection

1.   Drills

a.   Electric

b.   Cordless

c.   Hammer

d.   Electro-magnetic

e.   Pneumatic

2.   Saws

a.   Circular

b.   Saber

c.   Reciprocating

d.   Band

e.   Jig

3.   Grinders and sanders

a.   Angle

b.   End

c.   Bench

4.   Miscellaneous

a.   Jackhammer

b.   Porta-power

c.   Powder actuated

B.         Safe use

C.        Maintenance