Clamps, Vises, And Pliers

Clamps, Vises, And Pliers


Module Overview

This is the first lesson in the Hand Tools Course. This lesson introduces and demonstrates the proper use of tools used for holding.

Module Objectives

  • Describe three types of vises and explain when each type should be used.
  • Identify the basic components of a machinistÕs vise.
  • Explain how to use a c-clamp to hold an object.
  • Explain how to choose the right size c-clamp needed for a job.
  • Describe four types of pliers and explain how they are used.
  • List four thing that should be done before using any tool.


This course is designed for employees in all disciplines as well as for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities. Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to improve their on-the-job performance through the proper use hand tools.


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