This workbook, Tool, Machine, and Equipment: Safety and Operation, has been prepared for instructors and students in agricultural education, technical education, trades & industry, and other agencies for safety instruction. In addition, this workbook would be valuable to a homeowner aiding in the safe and proper operation of power tools and equipment commonly found in the home shop.
The workbook is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the proper operation of tools, machines, and equipment. A variety of tools, machines, and equipment are covered that are commonly found in school laboratories/ shops. For each of these, there is a section on part identification, safe operational procedures, general safety practices, and completion questions. After the student has read the written material and completed the part identification and question section, the instructor should determine the proper adjustment and operational features of the power tool being studied. Following this, the student should successfully complete the safety exam and then be allowed to operate the power tool with close supervision from the instructor.
The next step in this educational process is for the student to complete an activity of their choosing using the power tool, or tools, that have been studied. As manufacturers’ designs differ for the same power tool, the instructor should make certain the operator’s manual is available and used for adjusting and operating the specific tool, machine, or piece of equipment.
An Instructor’s Packet designed to be used in conjunction with this manual is available. It contains suggested instructor and student activities; tool, machine, and equipment diagram masters; and safety exams.
Almost everyone involved in school laboratory/shop instructional programs will come in contact with tools, machines, and equipment. The safe and proper operation of these are essential for quality and efficiency of student work. Knowledge of the safe and proper operation of tools, machines, and equipment will make the work easier and more enjoyable and will increase operator satisfaction and performance.
Thomas A. Hoerner was professor emeritus at the Department of Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering and Agriculture Education & Studies,Iowa State University Ames, Iowa.
Mervin D. Bettis is professor emeritus at the Department of Agriculture, Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Missouri.
Revision Project Lead
T. J. Brown is an instructor at South Central College. His coursework includes agribusiness, welding, facility maintenance, workplace environment layout & planning, and mechatronics. He started his teaching career at Springfield High School in Minnesota delivering both agricultural education and industrial technology courses for twelve years.
Revision Writing Team
Alison Almos- Anoka Hennepin Schools
Luke Becker-Braham High School
Bob Bonin-Fairmont High School
T.J. Brown-South Central College
Tim Hahn-Elk River Schools
Ashley Johnson-Hinckley Finlayson High School
Dean Joslin-Anoka Hennepin Schools
Mark Lockhart-New Prague High School
Hannah Reisdorf-Moorhead High School
Timm Smith-Foley High School
Tom Spehn-NE Metro 916
Power SourcesAir Compressor.
Portable Power ToolsAir Chisel/Impact HammerAir NozzleAir/Power RatchetAngle Grinder Automotive Battery ChargerAutomotive Engine LiftBernzomatic Torch Biscuit JointerCircular Saw Cut Off ToolDie Grinder
Gas Metal Arc Welder(MIG Welder or Wirefeed Welder) Gas Tungsten Arc Welder (TIG)Heat GunHeat PressHot Glue GunImpact WrenchJacksJigsaw
Oscillating Multi-ToolOxy-Fuel Torch
Portable Belt Sander Portable Buffer
Portable DrillPortable Metal-Cutting Band Saw Portable Power Planer
Pressure Washer Reciprocating Saw
Rotary Saw/Cut Out Tool Rotary Tool Router Shielded Metal Arc Welder (Stick)
Soldering Gun Soldering Iron (Pen) and Soldering Station
Stationary Power Tools3D Printer Automotive Hoist Belt/Disc Sander
Bench/Pedestal GrinderBench BufferBrake Lathe
CNC Lathe CNC Mill CNC Plasma Cutter
Drill Press Drum Sander Edge Sander
Gas Forge Horizontal Metal-Cutting Band Saw
Ironworker/MetalworkerJointer Laser Engraver
Media Blaster Metal Belt Grinder Metal Cut Off Saw (Abrasive Wheel Saw or Chop Saw) Metal Lathe Milling Machine
Mortising Machine Oscillating Spindle Sander Panel Saw Parts Washer/Solvent Tank
Power Miter SawRadial Arm Saw Scroll Saw Shaper Spot/Resistance WelderTable Saw Tire Balancing MachineTire Changer/Mounting Machine Vertical Band SawWide Belt Sander (Timesaver)
Full color photographs of the tools, machines, and equipment.
An instructors manual with answer key.
A hands-on textbook with fill in the blank part identification and completion questions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request access to the instructor resources. The Instructor's Packet includes: