4 Types Of Tools Construction Works Use On A Daily Basis

 Have you ever heard of the saying “There is a tool for every job” This might actually be an accurate statement. If you take a look around a local hardware store it’s very easy to believe. You’ll find various aisles filled with tools that are designed for very specific and different jobs. However, the opportunity to actually use these tools in the correct way might only come up here and there.

Some tools are extremely expensive while others take up a lot of space. These tools are also great when you need them but also not designed to be moved from place to place so truly picking the right tools for the right job is key.

As construction workers, there are many standard tools that they use. There are several that can fit into a toolbox that I’m sure you’ve seen even homeowners use. There are also tools that are extremely high powered and may need a few people to actually use them. Ther are also tools that builders and constructor works come to rely on on a daily basis to get their job done quickly and efficiently. What are these types of tools? Below are a few you might be familiar with.

  1. Hammer and Nails -One of the biggest and most requested tools that constructor workers use on any job set would be a hammer and nail. Some hammers come in sizes and shapes but there are specific ones such as a claw hammer that many construction workers come to have on them at all times. This is a tool that you can pound nails into wood or use the claw end to remove them. Honestly, its’ hard to imagine any construction workers that wouldn’t require having these tools with them when they come to a job site. There are other hammers that are also useful such as a rubber mallet when you need to strike a surface without damaging it or a sledgehammer when you are tearing apart a large structure. These are just a few ideas to get you started. 

  1. Quality Saws / Dollies- This isn’t’ necessarily a requirement for construction workers but having a quality product is key. When you are looking for saw related tools be sure to do your research on what you are purchasing. You’d probably want to start at a local company that can help answer any questions or concerns you had. If you live in the Atlanta area, one business to call is called Saw Trax. Given its name, you already know that they will have many types of saws to help make your decision easier. Some saws include panel saws and vertical saws. . If you are looking for dollies to help you move larger items from one location to another, you’ll want to take a look at the dollies that they also offer. One of them, the door dolly, comes highly recommended. These dollies are very helpful for moving tall, heavy, or long items that you couldn’t otherwise move without one. This would really come in handy if you were at a construction site and needed to move windows or doors with ease. The standard dolly can carry up to 800 lbs but if you choose to upgrade to a heavy-duty 1000lb, the door dolly is the one for you. It also can be added as a ramp with wheels too! 

  1. Screwdriver and Screws- Similiar to having a hammer with nails, you’ll also want to have a screwdriver and screws. The screw is one of hte ix basic types of simple machines that construction workers use. It has an inclined plane wrapped around a cylindrical shaft. This plane threads on a screw to rotate the force known as a torque int a forward or backward motion. This means it turns the screw so you can lift a weight. You can also use a screw to fasten two objects together. Typically, having screws are better at holding objects together than nails and easier to remove than nails as well. There are also several types of screwdrivers and screws, the most important being a flathead and a Phillips. Keep both these two handy with you at all times. 

  1. Tape Measure -a tape measure is essential when you are a job site. In fact, you might need more than none. Some are used with the Enlighsm measurement system and another uses the metric system. If you have a little bit more money to spend, there is also a laser measuring device that provides measurements using both systems to save you time. Without having a good measuring device, the only way your job will turn out well is through luck which you never want to base on when building something for a client. 

I’m sure there are many more types of tools that construction workers use on a daily basis to make their job run as smooth as possible. What are some that I’ve missed that you can think of? As long as you have the basic machines and tools ( as well as properly know how to use them ) you should be all set. 

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