# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 887346044

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate the safe use of standard and metric hand tools.

Definition

Demonstration should include the various types of hand tools used in agricultural mechanics. Demonstration should emphasize the correct use, hazards, precautions, and maintenance procedures associated with each, in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and government regulations. Hand tools could include
  • socket set components
  • wrenches
  • screwdrivers
  • pliers
  • hammers
  • punches
  • chisels
  • specialty cutting tools (e.g., hacksaw, tubing cutter, hand reamer, file)
  • specialty electrical system tools (e.g., volt/ohmmeter, dwell/tachometer, continuity light, timing light, remote starter switch)
  • battery specialty tools (e.g., cable puller, terminal and post cleaner, battery lifting or carrying strap)
  • lubrication specialty tools (e.g., transmission funnel, oil filter-removing tool, grease gun)
  • miscellaneous specialty tools (e.g., air nozzles, C-clamp, puller set, pressure gauge, screw extractor).

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to use the proper hand tool for each job?
  • Why should a wrench always be pulled toward the body?
  • Why is it necessary to keep hand tools clean and free of grease?