A26. Safety precautions that apply to screwdrivers include:
Never use a screwdriver to check electrical circuits.
Never try to turn a screw driver with a pair of pliers.
Do not hold work in your hand while using a screwdriver.
A27. The different types of pliers are:
A28. Wrench pliers are used for clamping and holding onto objects regardless of
A29. Side-cutting pliers are used for holding, bending, and cutting thin materials or
small gauge wire.
A30. A small three-corner file is used to sharpen the serrations on the jaws of pliers.
A31. Mechanical fingers are used to retrieve small articles that have fallen into
places that cannot be reached by hand.
A32. A standard Navy vaporproof two-cell flashlight belongs in every toolbox.
A33. Inspection mirrors are used to view areas that cannot be seen by a direct line of
A34. Several principles that apply to the care of handtools are:
Clean tools after each use.
Never hammer with a wrench.
Never leave tools scattered about.
Apply a light film of oil after cleaning to prevent rust.
Inventory tools after each use to prevent loss.
A35. Personal safety equipment includes safety shoes, goggles, Gloves, and safety
belts and straps.
A36. Common power tools include drills, Disk sanders, portable grinders, and
electric impact wrenches.
A37. Although electric drills are designed for drilling holes, by adding accessories
they can be adapted for sanding, sawing, buffing, polishing, screw driving,
wire brushing, and paint mixing.
A38. Safety precautions that apply to power tools:
Ensure electrical tools are inspected and approved for shipboard use.
Wear safety goggles when using portable electric tools.
Rubber gloves must be worn when using portable electric tools under