WEEK 2

                                                DRIVING TOOLS

Driving tools are called ‘Percussion tools.They are tools used for striking nails, chisel, gauges, punches and griving screws into wood. The various driving tools used by wood workers are as follows;

1. Hammers: Hammers are used to drive in nails into a wood or plank , lorry,Scalfolding,Jewellry e.t.c.examples of such hammer is

Claw hammer: which hasa head with a claw and wooden handle. he head is used for pulling and removing nails from wood.

Warrington hammer: This type of hammer has a head made from tool steel and a wooden handle.it is used for general carpentry and joinery work.

Screw driver: Are available in various shapes and sizes. they consist of metal blades with various heads, shapes, and either wooden or plastic handles. they are used for inserting and removing screws in wood and mTypes of screw drivers are; Flat screw drivers, Star screw drivers, Allen screw drivers.

Spanners: Spanners are made from high carbon steel.it is available in different shapes. they are used for tightening bolts and nuts during assembling of wooden parts or wooden and metal part.                                                          Types of Spanners; Flathead spanner, Ring head spanner, Adjustable spanner and Box head spanner.

Nail punch: The nail punch is made of tool steel.it is used to punch nails below the surface of the wood.

Pincer: The pincer is a tool made from forged steel.it has two jaws with sharp edge and two arms for easy handling.it is used for pulling nails and screws from wood.