Field Guide to Tools: How to Identify and Utilize Virtually Every Tool at the Hardware Store

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Quirk Books, 2004 - House & Home - 312 pages
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Finally, a field guide to identifying and utilizing more than 100 tools, from an awl to a propane torch, from a table saw to a screwdriver!
 
Field Guide to Tools is the ultimate guide to all the gear any handyperson requires. Hardware stores, home stores, and garden stores are full of unrecognizable items--here's how you can find out what tool is appropriate for your job and just how to go about employing it.
 
Descriptive pages outline the basic history and use for each tool, inventive alternate functions, and operating principles; component parts are illustrated by helpful diagrams; and more than 100 full-color photographs aid in identification while at the hardware store. Step-by-step directions walk you through the basics of using each tool properly and safely.
 
Don't attempt another at-home fix-it project without Field Guide to Tools!
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Fire Extinguisher
7
Hearing Protectors
14
Work Boots
20
Ice Breaker
27
HOME DECORATING
35
Grout
43
Hole Punch
44
Saw Chop
161
Saw Portable Circular
165
Saw Portable Reciprocating
168
Sawhorse
171
Scissors
172
Screwdrivers
173
Square
175
Stud Finder
178

Mastic Trowel
46
Paint Can Opener
48
Paint
49
Paint Roller
51
Paintbrush
53
Putty Knife
57
Random Orbit Sander
59
Scraper
63
Seam Roller
64
Sewing
66
Stepladder
68
Tile Nipper
70
Wallpaper Brush
72
Wallpaper Trough
74
GARDEN AND YARD 76 Bow
76
Fork
79
Garden Cart
80
Hedge Shears
82
85
85
Hose
86
Lawn Mower
89
Leaf Blower
92
Leaf Rake
94
Loppers
96
Pick
98
Pitchfork
100
Rake
101
Secateurs
103
Snow Shovel
105
Snow Thrower
107
Spade
110
Spreader
112
String Trimmer
114
Trowel
115
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC 117 Electrical Pliers
117
Outlet Tester
119
Soldering
121
Telephone Jack Tool
124
TV Cable Crimper
126
Wire Cutter
128
Wire Stripper
129
CARPENTRY AND BUILDING 131 Air Compressor
131
133
133
Belt Sander
135
Bit Brace
137
Caulk
140
Chalk Reel
141
Drill Cordless
143
Drill Bits
146
Hammer
149
Hole
152
Level
154
Maul
156
Plumb
158
Pry
159
Tape Measure
179
Tie Down Straps
182
Utility Knife
183
WOODWORKING 186
186
Bevel Gauge
187
Caliper
190
Carving Tools
191
Chisel
194
Compass
196
Coping
197
Hand Drill
199
Handsaw
202
Jigsaw
206
Magnifying Glass
209
Mallet
211
Marking Gauge
212
Plane
214
Rasp
218
Router
220
Router Bits
223
Sanding Block
225
Sharpening Stone
228
Table
230
Vise
235
Workbench
237
Cable Ties
240
Glue
242
Hinges
246
Nails
249
Nuts and Bolts
252
Screws
254
PLUMBING
258
Adjustable Pliers
259
Faucet Puller
261
Pipe Wrench
262
Plumbing Wrenches
264
Propane Torch
266
Tubing Cutter
269
MECHANICAL AND AUTOMOTIVE 272 Bolt Cutter
272
Booster Cable
273
Box Wrench
276
Center Punch
278
Cold Chisel
280
Creeper
281
File
283
Hacksaw
286
Hex Wrench
288
Jack Stands
289
Locking Pliers
292
Snips
294
Socket Wrench
296
Tire Gauge
298
Tire Wrench
300
Index
303
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John Kelsey writes the "Talking Shop" column for This Old House magazine and was formerly the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine. He has written several books about woodworking and specific tools, including Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief at Cambium Press, which specializes in woodworking and furniture making.

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