Tool Safety

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Tools in Electronics (40 marks)

Part 1

There are many tools that we will be using in Electronics class. You will do some research to learn about a particular tool or tools. You will learn what they are, how they work and what safety procedures are required for their use. Some tools may have many uses, but we are looking at how these tools are used in the context of an Electronics shop. Your explanation should describe why we have them and what we might use them for in this class.

In a web browser, look up information on the tool/s of your choice. You can not choose the same tool(s) as another student, so you need to let me know which tool you’ve chosen so nobody else can choose it.

The following websites will likely have useful information on your tool/s but there are many others you can find information on, just remember not all information on the web is accurate.

Your assignment:

Investigate and research your tool(s) and write a brief description including all of the following:

  • How it works (in the context of Electronics)
  • What parts is it made up of, materials it works on, etc.
  • Proper handling of the tool
  • Safety equipment and precautions needed when handling the tool

(5 marks for each selection, for a total of 20 marks)

Once your research is complete see your instructor for a demonstration of proper tool handling. He will review your research and give you a demonstration and test on using the tool. Once completed, you will move on to the second portion of this assignment.

Part 2

You will also be required to give the rest of the class a presentation on how to use the tool both effectively and safely. The presentation style is up to you, but you will need to give a visual demonstration of the tool in use and include at a minimum 10 pieces of valuable information on safely using the tool. Your instructor can be asked to assist with the presentation and will intervene if any unsafe/ incorrect is observed.

(20 marks)


  • De-Burring Tool
  • Drill
  • Dremel
  • Dremel press
  • Files/rasp (different types)
  • Metal cutter/shears (3 types)
  • Metal bender
  • Aviation snips
  • Utility knife
  • Hammer/mallet (different types)
  • Wrench
  • Clamps
  • Diagonal side cutters
  • Ruler/ Straight edge
  • Square
  • Level
  • Multi meter
  • Wire strippers
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Hand saw (different types)
  • Remer
  • Rivet gun
  • Scribe
  • Heat gun
  • Pliers (different types)
  • Soldering iron
  • Solder sucker
  • Nibbler

Tell Mr. Robson what's on your mind!