Industrial Hand Tools

Air tools and power tools might be convenient, but industrial hand tools are the critical instruments every worker relies upon in the garage and the shop. A complete assortment of sockets, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and accessories is a must have for any job from light maintenance to more complex work and everything in between. Start with the basics and build up your tool arsenal over time. Next time someone asks ''do you have such and such tool'' your reply can be ''yes I do.''

Sock It to That Bolt

When it comes to socket set sizes, the saying is true ''bigger is better.'' The best benefit to having a wide assortment of socket sizes is that you are more likely to have the one needed for any situation. Whether you want a small or big kit, having a high-quality product will be the difference in just getting the job done and getting the job done quickly and efficiently.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measuring tools are the underdog when it comes to industrial hand tools. However, they are technically the big dog. Without the proper measurements, no project will be completed to the best of your ability. Whether it is a small, tape measurer or a more sophisticated digital meter device, the most important thing is that you know how to use it and then to actually use it.

Adjust the Wrench

Adjustable wrenches give you more freedom to attack and loosen those bigger bolts. The moveable lower jaw is easy to adjust and will work with both standard and metric fasteners. The key to a job well done is using the correct tool. Additional types of wrenches include open-ended, box, combination, and hex.

Don't Forget the Seldom Used

Once you have the tools lined up that you use every day, it's time to add the ones only see occasional use. You might not need a pipe cutter very often, but when you do, it's nice to have it on the shelf waiting for you. What's more, a punch driver kit with multiple die sizes may not be an industrial hand tool every worker needs, but when the project calls for a cutout, it becomes a must have.