Carpenter Tools

Written by Rylee Newton
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Carpenters use hand tools and power tools to construct and repair buildings and fixtures. These professionals often need years of on-the-job training to perform their duties safely and efficiently. Some of the most commonly used tools of the trade include: pencils, chalk, marking gauges, levels, power saws, screwdrivers, hammers, woodworking machines, trowels, and sanding equipment.

Carpenters work directly with foremen, architects, and city officials to make sure the building process is compliant with work permits and civil codes. While it is important to work under the guidelines set forth by these officials, carpenters often need to use their own discretion when mistakes are made or materials are not available. On-the-job training is the best way to gain instincts for these types of situations.

Working in Dangerous Conditions

No matter how large or small the construction project is, it’s important to use proper lighting equipment at all times. Many construction sites require carpenters to work long hours in the sun. In some cases, these work environments require carpenters to use deflection devices to prevent heat exhaustion and vision reduction due to direct sunlight. Some construction projects require carpenters to work into the night. Under these circumstances it’s important to use safety lights such as small flashlights and hard hat lights.

Most construction sites also employ a number of different safety lighting devices. When heavy machinery is in use, it’s important to warn people of potential hazards. When working in high-rise construction projects, it’s important to use communication devices and flashing lights to alert management of labor locations at all times.

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