Strap on your tool belt! Here are some common tools everyone should recognize and which every self-respecting do-it-yourselfer will know exactly how to use.
Humans have been making tools since prehistoric times. In fact, researchers credit the making and use of tools with playing a major role in our evolution. Some of the earliest types of tools, such as axes, are still in use today, holding their own against the advent of their powered counterparts.
Over time, tools have become specialized in their uses, and it is not uncommon to find that there are many varieties of the same tool. For instance, do you know how each of the various wrenches functions differently from the others? There are several of them in this quiz which we know you will spot in an instant.
Some tools are ingeniously designed to cover more than just one function - like the combination square, for example. We tend to put it to just a couple of uses, but there is so much more that baby can do. We're willing to bet you know just how to use it to its full potential - just like all the other tools in this quiz!
Whether you're a professional home improvement guru or a do-it-yourself weekend warrior, each of these tools and its use should be familiar to you. Come strut your stuff - take this quiz and show just how well you measure up!
How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!