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 right tool in the hands of a skilled craftsman makes a better product or service delivered in a shorter amount of time.
The Hand Tool Institute offers easy-to-follow, proper tool selection and use guidelines on thirty different tool categories, a few of which are highlighted below. All thirty are available in the Tool Selection chart.
HTI Hand Tool Use and Selection Chart (PDF)
HTI Hand Tool Use – Adjustable Wrenches
HTI Hand Tool Use – Axes and Hatchets
HTI Hand Tool Use – Nail / Claw Hammer