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Ruler
Tool used to take length measurements.
Feeler Gauges
A tool used to measure gap widths.
Micrometer
A tool to measure outside surfaces of round objects.
Dial Indicator
Any of various instruments used to accurately measure small distances and angles, and amplify them to make them more obvious.
Telescoping Gauge
A measuring tool with spring-loaded plunges used together with a micrometer to measure the inside of holes or bores.
Dial Caliper
A precision measuring device with parallel jaws or legs, used to measure linear dimensions, thickness, or diameter.
Tachometer
An instrument that measures the working speed of an engine, typically in revolutions per minute.
Open End Wrench
A wrench with jaws having a fixed width of opening at one or both ends of the handle.
Box End Wrench
A cylindrical wrench with a hexagonal end fitting over the head of a nut, used especially when the nut is difficult to reach.
Combination Wrench
A tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning.
Ratchet
a device consisting of a bar or wheel with a set of angled teeth in which a pawl, cog, or tooth engages, allowing motion in one direction only.
Socket
a natural or artificial hollow into which something fits or in which something revolves.
Adjustable Wrench
an open-end wrench with a movable jaw, allowing it to be used with different sizes of fastener head (nut, bolt, etc.) rather than just one fastener size
Center Punch
a tool with a conical point for making an indentation in an object, to allow a drill to make a hole at the same spot without slipping.
Drive Pin Punch
a hard metal rod with a shaped tip at one end and a blunt butt end at the other, which is usually struck by a hammer.
Digital Multimeter
a test tool used to measure two or more electrical values—principally voltage (volts), current (amps) and resistance (ohms).
Hex Key
a tool used to drive bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets in their heads.
Impact Wrench
a socket wrench power tool designed to deliver high torque output with minimal exertion by the user, by storing energy in a rotating mass, then delivering it suddenly to the output shaft.
Torque Wrench
a tool for setting and adjusting the tightness of nuts and bolts to a desired value.
Phillips Screwdriver
A screwdriver having a cross-shaped tip rather than the rectangular tip of a standard (flat-blade) screwdriver.
Flathead Screwdriver
a screwdriver with a flat-bladed end, used to tighten or loosen screws with a linear notch in the top.
Slip Joint Pliers
pliers with a slot in one jaw through which the other jaw slides, permitting an adjustable span.
Adjustable pliers
a type of slip-joint pliers that can be adjusted.
Locking pliers
pliers that can be locked into position, using an over-center action.
Needle nose pliers
cutting and holding pliers used by artisans, jewellery designers, electricians, network engineers and other tradesmen to bend, re-position and snip wire.
Cold chisel
a chisel used for cutting metal.
File
a tool with a roughened surface or surfaces, typically of steel, used for smoothing or shaping a hard material.
Tap and die
A tap is used to cut or form the female portion of the mating pair. A die is used to cut or form the male portion of the mating pair.
Snips
hand tools used to cut sheet metal and other tough webs
Diagonal cutting pliers
pliers intended for the cutting of wire. The plane defined by the cutting edges of the jaws intersects the joint rivet at an angle
Spark tester
Used to determine the classification of ferrous metals.
Cylinder leakdown tester
measuring instrument used to determine the condition of internal combustion engines by introducing compressed air into the cylinder and measuring the rate at which it leaks out.
Valve spring compressor
a helical spring used to hold closed a valve in the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine.
Ball peen hammer
a hammer with a rounded end opposite the face.
Rubber mallet
A short-handled hammer, usually with a cylindrical head, used chiefly to drive a chisel or wedge. b. A similar tool with a rubber, leather, or plastic head, used to strike a surface without damaging it.
Soft faced hammer
intended for striking blows where steel hammers would mar or damage the surface of the work.
Flywheel puller
specially designed tool with three arms and a center stud used to removing the flywheel. The three arms are attached to three mounting points (either on the rim of the flywheel or into three threaded holes in the flywheel). The center stud is screwed into the center of the flywheel and pushes against the end of the crankshaft. As the stud pushes in, the flywheel is forced away from the crankshaft.
Starter clutch wrench
A Wrench used to remove the starter clutch.
Ring compressor
a special tool that is specifically designed for compressing the piston rings when a piston is re-installed.
Flywheel holder
mechanical device specifically designed to efficiently store rotational energy and the flywheel.
Tab bender
A tool used to bend and shape tabs.
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