Today is National Worship of Tools Day. . .

The love of tools goes back just about as far as humankind, and Time the Toolman Taylor is a part of our very earliest existence. Whether you are inside or out, if your are in the trades or just a homeowner or even renting, tools make the world go around. Many tools have great useful properties and origins. Tools also go back to caveman days, some of which go back even further than the wheel, which is one of the litmus test inventions everything is compared to.

Tool History and Memorabilia:
The Stony Brook University, in the United States observes that the Lomekwi 3 is an archaeological site near Lake Turkana in Kenya where ancient stone tools have been discovered dating back some 3.3 million years ago, which make them the oldest ever found in history. Through the evolution, the very existence of some early stone tool making were developed by at least roughly 2.6 million years ago starting the Early Stone Age. The bludgeon which consists of a stick or rock used as a weapon to smash things, was one of the first tools made by humans. Also, some basic stone implements including Oldowan tool kits which included hammerstones, stone cores, and sharp stone flakes came as tools developed over the span of early human existence.

Hand Tools 101:
It is important to note, if you are in any trade, a toolbox suggestion such as these never determines that you should ever enter a jobsite without one or more of these suggested toolboxes. In fact, the more of these that you have, not only the easier, but the more possible. Substituting the wrong tool for the type of work you are trying to complete is almost certain disaster. In other words, if you try to use a priers when you really need a channel locks, you are not only not able to fully perform the task, but can cause definite damage to the materials, tools and risk of injury. To make matters worse, if you try to use the right tool after the causing damage to say a stripped bolt makes it sometimes near impossible to perform the task and recifying the damage can be time consuming and sometimes devastating. As you can tell there are several duplications of individual tools in each toolbox set.

Why All Those Tools?
Did you ever have a toolbox up and need another tool that is outside in another box? Having several duplicates in each style set of tools assists in less running down and getting “the one” tool that you need. The work or occupation that you are in make a difference in the box that you need, but sometimes you may find yourself in a position of “Jack of all trade”, so having a set of tool boxes may really come in handy. Tools are used in all trades and also for some crafts projects and even yard work. Being for years in the trade of being a tile installer, I carried four to six different job’s tool boxes, almost more tools than materials. Nowadays, being into environmental services, I still find many tools a valuable asset.

In the End:
Always, and I do mean always–use the right tool that you need first! Also, when using your tools–measure twice and cut once–not the other way!

Popular Variety Examples of Helpful Tool Boxes:
Standard Everyday Tools:

  1. Hammer
  2. Screwdriver
  3. Scissor
  4. Pliers
  5. Spanner
  6. Tester
  7. Axe
  8. Hack saw
  9. Saw
  10. Tape measure
  11. Nail
  12. Claw hammer
  13. Electric Drill
  14. Allen key
  15. PVC Insulation tape
  16. Chisel
  17. Soldering iron
  18. Wrench
  19. Nut
  20. Bolt
  21. Screw
  22. Corkscrew
  23. Spade
  24. Shovel
  25. Scraper
  26. Toolbox
  27. Anvil
  28. Mallet
  29. Circular saw
  30. Bradawl
  31. Clamp
  32. Teflon tape
  33. Belt
  34. Vice
  35. Stepladder
  36. Edge tool
  37. File
  38. Flange
  39. Fork
  40. Jumper
  41. Centre punch
  42. Sander
  43. Hatchet
  44. Pocket knife
  45. Brace
  46. Spirit level
  47. Plunger
  48. Lug nuts

Regular Tool Box, Example #1:

  1. Hammer
  2. Mallet
  3. Axe
  4. Saw/hand-saw
  5. Hacksaw
  6. Level
  7. Screwdriver
  8. Phillips screwdriver
  9. Wrench
  10. Monkey wrench
  11. Pipe wrench
  12. Chisel
  13. Scraper
  14. Wire stripper
  15. Hand drill
  16. Vise
  17. Toolbox
  18. Plane
  19. Electric drill
  20. Drill bit
  21. Circular saw
  22. Carbide saw
  23. Power saw
  24. Power sander
  25. Router
  26. Wire
  27. Nail
  28. Washer
  29. Nut
  30. Bolt
  31. Wood screw
  32. Machine screw

Another Tool Box, Example #2:

  1. Hammer
  2. Screwdriver
  3. Phillips screwdriver
  4. Wrench
  5. Pliers
  6. Hacksaw
  7. Hatchet
  8. Monkey wrench
  9. Saw
  10. Hand drill
  11. Brace
  12. Chisel
  13. Scraper
  14. Vise
  15. Electric drill
  16. Drill bit
  17. Power saw
  18. Level
  19. Plane
  20. Toolbox
  21. Paint pan
  22. Paint roller
  23. Paintbrush
  24. Paint
  25. Paint thinner
  26. Sandpaper
  27. Wire
  28. Nail
  29. Screw
  30. Washer
  31. Bolt
  32. Nut

Hand Tools in a Workshop:

  1. Adjustable wrench
  2. Wrench
  3. Screwdriver bits
  4. Screwdriver
  5. Tape measure
  6. Hammer
  7. Knife
  8. Socket (set)
  9. Bull-nose pliers
  10. Needle-nose pliers
  11. Socket wrench
  12. Level
  13. Washer
  14. Bolt
  15. Nut
  16. Allen key

Drill Bits and Accessories:

  1. Metal bit
  2. Reamer
  3. Carpentry bits
  4. Flat wood bit
  5. Security bit
  6. Masonry bit
  7. Carbide bits
  8. Wire strippers
  9. Soldering iron
  10. Wire cutters
  11. Electrical tape
  12. Scalpel

Electrical &/or Plumbing Tools:

  1. Circular saw
  2. Workbench
  3. Drill
  4. Drill bit
  5. Jigsaw
  6. Rechargeable drill
  7. Battery pack
  8. Electric drill
  9. Chuck
  10. Hacksaw
  11. Tenon saw
  12. fretsaw
  13. Pipe cutter
  14. Pipe wrench
  15. Wrench
  16. Plunger
  17. steel wool
  18. Miter block
  19. Sharpening stone
  20. Sandpaper
  21. Chisel
  22. Hand drill
  23. File

Workshop Work/Occupations Tool Box:

  1. Box cutter
  2. Toolbox
  3. Tape measure
  4. Saw
  5. Hammer
  6. Nail
  7. Power saw
  8. Plane
  9. Workbench
  10. Power/electric drill
  11. Drill bit
  12. Chuck
  13. Screwdriver
  14. Screw
  15. Hook
  16. Vise
  17. Sandpaper
  18. Pliers
  19. Wrench
  20. Axe
  21. Paintbrush
  22. Paint can
  23. Paint tray
  24. Paint roller
  25. Paint

Typical Garage Setup with Carpenters Tools:

  1. Carpenter’s rule
  2. C-clamp
  3. Jigsaw
  4. Wood
  5. Extension cord
  6. Outlet
  7. Grounding plug
  8. Saw
  9. Brace
  10. Wrench
  11. Mallet
  12. Monkey wrench
  13. Hammer
  14. Scraper
  15. Pegboard
  16. Hook
  17. Hatchet
  18. Hacksaw
  19. Pliers
  20. Circular saw
  21. Tape measure
  22. Workbench
  23. Toolbox
  24. Screwdriver
  25. Phillips screwdriver
  26. Power sander
  27. Sandpaper
  28. Pan
  29. Roller
  30. Paintbrush
  31. Paint
  32. Wood plane
  33. Glue
  34. electrical tape
  35. Wire
  36. Vise
  37. Router
  38. Bolt
  39. Nut
  40. Washer
  41. Nail
  42. Screw
    • Head
    • Thread
      • Inner diameter
      • Outer diameter
  43. Electric drill
    • .Bit
    • Shank
    • Switch
    • Plug
  44. Tools Names List

Specialized Project Tools:

  1. Axes
  2. Bolts
  3. Buckets
  4. Calculator
  5. Carpenter clamp
  6. Clippers
  7. Cut
  8. Dig
  9. Drill
  10. Dropper
  11. Fix

Demolition Project Tools:

  1. Drill
  2. Dropper
  3. Fix
  4. Gear
  5. Grill
  6. Hammer
  7. Hoe
  8. Inclined Plane
  9. Jackhammer
  10. Lever
  11. Magnet
  12. Magnetic
  13. Magnifying Glass
  14. Measuring Spoons
  15. Microscope

Cement and Masonry Tools:

  1. Mixer
  2. Nails
  3. Nut
  4. Pliers
  5. Pullery
  6. Pump
  7. Rake
  8. Ruler
  9. Rusty Wrench
  10. Saw

Precision Project Tools:

  1. Scale
  2. Scoop
  3. Scraps
  4. Screw
  5. Screwdriver
  6. Shovel
  7. Sweeper
  8. Tape

Garden and Garage Tools:

  1. Tape
  2. Teeter Board
  3. Thermometer
  4. Toolbelt
  5. Toolbox
  6. Tools
  7. Trowel
  8. Tweezers
  9. Wedge
  10. Wheel and Axle
  11. Wheelbarrow
  12. Wrench
  13. Cutter
  14. Axe
  15. Drill
  16. File
  17. Garden fork
  18. Hammer
  19. Ladder
  20. Mallet
  21. Nail
  22. Pickaxe
  23. Pliers
  24. Shovel
  25. Ships
  26. Saw
  27. Screw
  28. Rake
  29. Screwdriver
  30. Spade
  31. Tape measure
  32. Spanner
  33. Vice

More tools, depending on your profession can always be added to these suggestions. The more, the merrier!

Tools Around the World, In All Ages:
There are other highly specialized sets of tools that plumbers, automotive mechanics, electrician and other highly specialized tool consumers use. Even my highly specialized trade of tile and also environmental services, I have used one or more of these examples. Always consult with your prOfessional training notes before starting a project.

Education is also important, If you have children who look oriented to taking on a trade, highly suggest that they take courses in school to learning proper of use of these tools. Industrial arts education covers shop classes which usually cover the subjects of wood shop, metal shop, electrical classes, auto mechanics and way many other fields of the industry. The more courses at your child’s disposal at an early age, the more chances that one or more of the fields of trades can interest them so that they learn what they would like to perform early on, so that college can be an easier choosing. Trades can work very well to a successful career choice.

As you can see, tools are what made this world. Anything could be considered a tool, even your computer or Android phone. This is because highly specialization makes these also work like a tool. Tools will be here for the duration of mankind. Lets make use of these a skill worth living for.

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I worked as a self-employed business for the highly successful company known as VersaTILE from the period of September 1985 to December 2004. Due to the onset of orthopedic conditions from excess wear and tear on my hips and knees, I had to give up doing floor work. My expertise in the construction trade has had not only influence on this article, but I am also highly qualified in the field on tools, tile installation and construction.

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