M101 – Hand & Power Tools: Proper Use & Safety

M101 – Hand & Power Tools: Proper Use & Safety


This course is directed toward the most fundamental of skills including: Basic Mechanical Tools, Fasteners, Power Tools, and related safety issues. Selection of the correct tool and using that tool correctly and safely can be very important. For these reasons, this course is very advantageous to personnel in the mechanical maintenance field. Taking this course, along with M102 “Shop Math and Blueprint Reading,” scheduled immediately following the M101 presentation, will provide the successful attendee(s) with a solid maintenance skill base. (Recommended Prerequisites - None)


  1. Safety -- Learn the safe way to use hand and power tools.
  2. Effectiveness – Learn the proper selection of a hand or power tool for any given task.


At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  1. Given a task at hand, describe considerations to be used in the selection of hand tools.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge regarding the proper and safe use of hand tools.
  3. Describe the proper use of metal fasteners used in a mechanical based environment.
  4. Given a task at hand, describe considerations to be used in the selection of power tools
  5. Demonstrate knowledge regarding the safe use of power tools (from an electrical safety as well as ‘use of tool’ perspective).

Course Topical Outline

Day 1 - Basic Hand Tools including:  Hammer Types, Standard and Specialized Wrenches, Screwdrivers, Pliers, Vises and Clamps, Punches, Chisels, Snips & Shears, Hacksaws, Files, Taps & Dies, Rules & Tapes, Simple Calipers, Torque Wrenches. Day 2 - Electric, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Tools including:  power tool safety, electrical safety and the use of these tools: Portable Power Grinders, Power Saws, Power Snips, Impact Wrenches, Pipe Threading Machines, Portable Drills, and Drill Presses. Should you have a special task / application, ask the instructor.  The instructor typically has many years’ experience and can likely help.

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See www.hpcnet.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees.  Course is typically 2-days in length, including exam. HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)! HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance. This 2-day class is immediately followed by, in the same week, a 2-day class on Shop Math & Blueprint Reading, M102.  Enroll for both courses and receive a discounted price.

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, Hand & Power Tools: Proper Use & Safety.
  2. A "Certificate of Completion"

Frequently asked questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only? YES, call or email Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document? Coming Soon
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location? Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L, it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office).  You gain from the customization and price.
  • Can HPC Technical Services provide "Technical Assistance" in conducting functional checkouts or troubleshooting problems? Yes we can.  Call or contact Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for our rate sheets and any further information required.