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Building and Construction Tools - Resources

Published: 21.11.2012, Updated: 04.03.2017

To be able to talk and write about tools and machines is important in all areas of work. Often information about them can be in English or you may have to communicate in English with a worker from another country. Here are a list of our resources which will help you learn and use the English terms.

Tools have been in use from the Stone Age and have changed and developed to become the labour-saving machines we use today.
Tools and Machines

Benchwork is performed by means of hand tools. Benchwork may include grinding, cutting, hammering, sawing, filing, chiselling, scraping and reaming. Here you will find descriptions of useful hand tools.
Hand Tools

Hand Tools, Drag and Drop 

Marking and measuring a workpiece accurately is very important whether in a mechanical workshop or the construction industry. Here is a selection of the tools that are used for marking and measuring.
Marking and Measuring Tools 

Marking and Measuring Tools - Drag and Drop 

Try these tasks after reading the texts about Hand Tools  and Marking and Measuring Tools.
Various Tools - Tasks 

Tools Swap the Letters - how many tools can you recognise here?   


Building and Construction Tools

Carpenter's Tools - Drag and Drop
Carpenters, Striking and Fastening Tools - Drag and Drop
Carpenters, Cutting and Shaping Tools - Drag and Drop
Tools for Concrete Work - Drag and Drop 

Modern industrial production has become automated and mechanized, but there are still a huge number of machines in the engineering industry that can be operated manually. The lathe is such a machine, and the operation performed on a lathe is called turning.
The Lathe  

Try and name the parts of the lathe correctly.
Parts of the Lathe