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5 in 1 tool

A 5 in 1 is amultifunction hand tool often used for scraping


Abrasive is different grades of rough grit applied to a paper backing to remove material when sanding. Abrasives range from coarse to fine and have numbers to indicate their roughness with lower numbers meaning coarser grits and higher numbers meaning finer

Adjustable wrench

An adjustable wrench is a tool for tightening hex nuts and bolts of various sizes


An axis is a fixed reference line often for a measurement

Battery pack

A battery pack is a portable and rechargeable power source for cordless tools

Belt sander

A belt sander is an aggressive sanding tool that turns a continuous abrasive belt for use on large flat surfaces


Boring is the process of a drill spinning a drill bit to form a hole in a material


A bow is a curve to the right or left traveling the long direction of the board as seen while sighting a board with its edge up

Cat's paw

A cat’s paw is a sharp ended prying tool for digging out and removing flushed or inset fasteners

Chalk line

A chalk line is a speed marking tool for making long straight lines

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