For: All Apprentices
Gear-Up English: 1.Year
Objective: The workshop will be the place to stay for the most of your time. Learn about tools and be able to describe your actions when working at a workpiece.
KMK Relevance: none particularly
A workshop is a room or an area inside a building that includes tools or machinery. In short, all the hardware that are required for the manufacture or repair of (mostly) technical products. In principle, there are three categories of tools:
For the most of the time a technician works at his work desk. That’s a quite solid table, where he can store his tools in the drawers, fix workpieces by a vice, lay down objects onto the desktop, can lock-up parts inside lockers or collect small parts in utility boxes or store larger parts in shelves.
For the most of technical standard work, technicians use hand tools. They are very applicable, easy to handle and can be carried away to any place where to be used. You can either store them in a tool box or they find their place in drawers of a workbench.
A power tool is a tool that is actuated by an additional power source and mechanism other than the solely manual labor used with hand tools. The most common types of power tools use electric motors.
10 Review Questions
That’s hand-, power- and machine tools.
In the locker of your work desk.
You can clamp a workpiece, so that it is fixed for filing, drilling or cutting.
Small utility boxes help to find different sizes of screws, bolts or nuts for example.
For cross headed screws.
You need the solder, a desoldering pump and a soldering iron.
For example: the folding rule, a Vernier calliper or a multimeter.
You can rapidly cut material with a thickness of up to 90 mm. That cut is usually quite straight.
After a time it is running out of power, you need to recharge it.
You can use it for cutting metal sheets or to grind metal surfaces.