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Training Sessions

Manual Hand Tools – Part 1
Manual Hand Tools – Part 2
Power Hand Tools
Tree Trimming Tools
Hot Sticks
Powder-Actuated Tools
Training Sessions
  • Manual Hand Tools – Part 1 7minutes
    Describes general uses for knives, hand saw, wire or bolt cutters, and a brace and bit. Compares and contrasts crosscut saws, tree saws, and hacksaws. Compares and contrasts side cutters, bolt cutters, and cable cutters.
  • Manual Hand Tools – Part 2 11 minutes
    Describes general uses for wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, compression tools, and digging tools. Compares and contrasts adjustable open-end wrenches, socket wrenches, and box-end ratchet wrenches. Describes how to use a manual compression tool to crimp a connector onto a cable. Discusses general precautions associated with the use of digging tools.
  • Power Hand Tools 11 minutes
    Describes some of the safety precautions necessary when using power hand tools. Describes a general procedure for using a hydraulic impact wrench. Describes a general procedure for using a gasoline-powered portable capstan.
  • Tree Trimming Tools 10 minutes
    Identifies several types of tools used for tree trimming. Describes safety procedures associated with the use of tree trimming tools. Describes or demonstrates how saws, pruners, and chippers are used on a tree trimming job.
  • Hot Sticks 7 minutes
    Describes the construction of a typical hot stick. Describes and demonstrates proper methods for safely using insulated hot sticks. Demonstrates the operation and use of a telescoping disconnect stick, clamp stick, and shotgun stick. 
  • Powder-Actuated Tools 8 minutes
    Describes the basic parts of a typical powder-actuated tool and state the function of each part. Explains how a typical powder-actuated tool is used to make a tap connection.