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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.
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Lin says over the next few years, Taiwanese hand-tool products are expected to enjoy stable sales, though re-attaining the sales peaks of the past few years will be tough.
Like most other Taiwanese hand-tool makers, William Tools continued to grow strongly in 2009 despite the global economic downturn due to strong demand for high-quality, reasonably-priced Taiwan-made products.
After strenuous efforts by Taiwanese hand-tools makers in the past decade, Lin says, high-level hand tools now are much more affordable for professional technicians.