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Unit: Hand and power tools

LMFFL2001A: Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

Section 1: Types of tools

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There's a wide variety of hand and power tools used by floor layers, often with different designs for each type of tool.

Sometimes you can get away with using a tool that isn't quite right, but gets the job done anyway.

However, it's always best to make the effort to get the exact tool you need, especially if you're doing a certain job over and over again.

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The right tool for the job not only makes it easier and quicker to get the task done properly, it also greatly reduces the chance of something going wrong or someone getting hurt.

In this section, we'll look at the range of hand-held tools commonly used in each sector of the flooring technology industry and provide some basic advice on storage and maintenance procedures.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will ask you to describe a range of hand tools that you use at work.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • General hand tools

  • Subfloor preparation

  • Carpet installation

  • Resilient installation

  • Timber installation

  • Storage and maintenance.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise looks at the direction of rotation of various power tools.

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