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Get Down to Work: The Best Toolbox Tools Quiz
by Staff
The right tool makes hard jobs much easier. How much do you know about the tools that should be in every toolbox? Get to work on this quiz to find out!

What kind of wood is typically used for hammer handles?

  • hickory
  • pine
  • cedar

What is the purpose of a combination square?

  • to smooth surfaces
  • to verify a 90-degree angle
  • to bend metal

What is one major advantage of a random orbital sander over a straight-line sander?

  • The motor is more reliable.
  • It tends to clean the sandpaper during a task.
  • It has a longer life span.

What is another name for bubble levels?

  • liquid levels
  • spirit levels
  • ghost levels

What is the advantage of wider tape measure blades?

  • They extend farther without support.
  • They are more accurate.
  • They are lighter.

Vise-Grips are what type of tool?

  • crescent wrench
  • locking pliers
  • C-clamp

On what material is a spade drill bit used?

  • wood
  • stone
  • metal

Which of the following is NOT a kind of level?

  • line level
  • pile level
  • torpedo level

When was the Phillips screwdriver invented?

  • 1936
  • 1765
  • 1710

What is a plumb bob used for?

  • to measure sink depth
  • to clear toilets
  • to determine an exact vertical angle

For what industry was the lubricant WD-40 created?

  • electrical
  • aerospace
  • automobile

The first claw hammer appeared around what time?

  • 75 C.E.
  • 100 B.C.E.
  • 1300 C.E.

What tool is used on fasteners that are too tight to loosen with a normal socket wrench?

  • breaker bar
  • beam-style torque wrench
  • hex key

A ring spanner is a type of what?

  • wrench
  • drill bit
  • ruler

Hole saws are drill bits most often used on what materials?

  • wood or metal
  • plastic or wood
  • glass or wood

What were hacksaws originally intended to cut?

  • trees
  • pipes
  • teeth

High-quality wrenches are often made from what?

  • gold
  • chromium-vanadium steel
  • copper

A miter saw is a type of …

  • jigsaw
  • circular saw
  • band saw

What is the length of the longest tape measure in history?

  • 600 feet (183 meters)
  • 1,000 feet
  • 1,200 feet

Hammer drills are most often used on which kind of material?

  • masonry
  • wood
  • metal

When did the first snap-off blades for utility knives hit the market?

  • 1956
  • 1974
  • 1980

The spider wrench is also called the …

  • pipe wrench
  • lug wrench
  • ratcheting wrench

When did the first basic hammers appear?

  • 1000 B.C.E.
  • 30,000 B.C.E.
  • 10,000 B.C.E.

The part of a drill that secures the bit is called what?

  • chuck
  • key
  • clamp

What were the first pliers likely made from?

  • stone
  • iron
  • wood

How many inches long are most utility knife (box cutter) blades?

  • 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 centimeters)
  • 2 to 3 inches
  • 4 to 6 inches

What is a common weight for a sledgehammer?

  • 8 pounds (1.8 kilograms)
  • 4 pounds
  • 13 pounds

When were circular saws invented?

  • 19th century
  • 18th century
  • 17th century

What is the slot at the end of a tape measure made for?

  • to grab nails and screws
  • to pry nails out of an object
  • to gouge and mark wooden surfaces

Some of the lightest and strongest safety glasses are made from what?

  • cellophane
  • glass
  • polycarbonate