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ASVAB Exam Cram™ by Kalinda Reeves, Karl W. Riebs

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Tools

Tools are used to make work easier. To make our review of tools, their parts, and their applications easier, we will group them according to use: measuring, cutting, drilling, shaping, and fastening.

Measuring Tools

You've probably heard the old saying, “measure twice, cut once.” Measuring is one of the most important shop functions because it is the only way to ensure your project turns out according to plan. Measuring compares an object whose dimension you don't know with an object whose dimension you do know. The known dimension is called a standard. Measuring tools provide the standard needed for accurate and precise measurement. You might encounter a wide variety of measuring tools (pictured in Figure 8.1 and numbered to correspond ...

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