Tools are any physical item that can be used to achieve a specific goal. Informally the word is also used to describe a procedure or process with a specific purpose. Tools that are used in particular fields or activities may have different designations such as “instrument”, “utensil”, “implement”, “machine”, or “apparatus”. The set of tools needed to achieve a goal is “equipment”. The knowledge of constructing, obtaining and using tools is technology.
Tools are the most important items that the ancient humans used to survive in the surrounding; by inventing tools they were able to carry out tasks which they were not able to perform bare hands. They used to do these using tools, such as a spear or bow and arrow to kill prey, as it was difficult for them to cut any animals’ skins.
There are many types of tools available in market now for each and every different function, they are as follows:
Cutting Tools: These tools include equipments such as the knife, scythe or sickle. They are wedge-shaped implements.
Moving Tools: These tools are used to move large and tiny items which can’t be moved by men.
Measuring Tools: These tools include the ruler set, square, sensors, clocks etc.
Shaping Tools: These tools are used to give shape to objects, such as molds, jigs, trowels.
Fastening tools: such as welders, rivet guns, nail guns etc.