Hand Tool


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Hand Tool

A tool used by a person rather than by a machine. Examples include hammers, screwdrivers, welders and so forth. Hand tools are used in various blue collar positions, though a number have been rendered obsolete over time by automation.
References in periodicals archive ?
The hand tool business is booming in the local market, where Fedin notes that "last year there was triple digit growth even in this segment, and we have experienced very solid double digit growth this year - across all categories".
Increasing demand for hand tools in the automotive maintenance and repair sector is a major factor driving growth of the market globally.
The Precision Hand Tool was designed in response to this problem.
While India has generally been uncharted territory for most Taiwanese hand tool suppliers compared to the U.
According to recent market research, the global demand for hand tools and accessories has been growing at a steady pace as more people switch to cordless power tools and more energy efficient appliances.
Global studies on women and farm implements (FAO/IFAD, 1998; IFAD, 1997) showed many gaps in the technology and identified many special needs for the successful adoption of farming hand tools by women.
US POWER & HAND TOOL DEMAND (million dollars) % Annual Growth Item 1997 2002 2007 02/97 07/02 Power & Hand Tool Demand 10115 12100 15400 3.
The International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration cited one study in which, of 100 hand tool workers, 80% had swelling and wasting of the nerves in the hand.
In addition, Wal-Mart has appointed Stanley category captain for the retailer's hand tool and toolbox modulars.
The canister is the S3639, which adds the hand tool in its own covered compartment atop the machine.
com/research/p5lvzv/analyzing_hand_too) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Hand Tools Market in the US" report to their offering.
6) price paid for bargain purchases section v: Award of contract contract no: 2 lot no: 2 title: Hand tool accessories a contract / lot is awarded: Yes