GENERAL MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT
As an ABF, you are routinely assigned tasks
requiring the use of hand or power tools. It is to your
advantage to become familiar with the tools you will
use to accomplish these tasks. The right tool for the
right job is an old, but time proven, proverb.
SAFETY is paramount when you are using
tools power or hand operated. Special care should
be used with all wood or metal cutting tools. Eye
goggles must be in place before cutting tools are used.
nonpowered tools. Use power tools only if you are
familiar with them and have been checked out on
their use and proper operation by a competent
Tools and Their Uses, NAVEDTRA 10085-B2,
contains more detailed information on the various
tools the ABF will use.
COMMON HAND TOOLS
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify the
common hand tools used by the ABF. Explain
the use and care of hand tools.
Figure 2-1 illustrates some of the hand tools
discussed in this section. All hand tools have a
Figure 2-1.Common hand tools.