Tool Selection Guide

The Right Tool for the Task

Appropriate selection of the right tool for the task will greatly improve the effectiveness of use, while reducing the risk of injury and/or damage. Tools must be used only for the purpose for which they were designed. The Hand Tool Institute offers easy-to-follow, proper tool selection and use guidelines, by tool category.

HTI Hand Tool Use and Selection Chart (PDF)

HTI Hand Tool Use – Pipe Tools

HTI Hand Tool Use – Adjustable Wrenches

HTI Hand Tool Use – Nail / Claw Hammer