Can You Identify All of These Tools From Shop Class?

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Shop class was always one of your favorite classes in high school. It was a time to relax, hang out with friends, and of course, make a bunch of cool stuff. Whether you were making a TV stand to bring to college, learning how to repair the kitchen sink or just making a birdhouse, shop class was where you first learned how to become a DIY expert!

Which part did you like the most? Playing with power tools, of course! These are the tools you grew to know and love. These are the tools that taught you to be an adult. After that first careless injury, these are the tools that taught you what safety really meant. Still, it's been a couple years (or possibly a little longer) since you first learned how to use a miter saw. Do you even remember what a miter saw is?

This quiz is your chance to take a refresher course on shop class, so you can impress your partner with a brand new customized kitchen table - or perhaps you'll build a bed frame or even rewire the house. Now that those memories of your glory years are starting to come back, it's time to slide on your goggles, don those safety gloves and try to remember, "What the heck was the name of that tool?"

Good for working on any nuts and bolts of an automobile, the wrench set is a must-have for any mechanic. Wrenches typically come in both metric and standard sizes, to accommodate a multitude of vehicles.

Remember you'll need a hammer or mallet to hit the chise! This tool is useful for shaping or cutting materials such as wood or metal. Did you know that 'chisel' is also another way to say cheated or swindled?

This knife is one of the best tools to have in your toolbox. Use it to trim shingles, cut vinyl flooring or drywall, scrape out grout and more!

What is this saw useful for? Use it for cutting curves in wood; its thin blade makes it easy to do so!

A pipe cutter (also written as pipecutter) is a hand tool used to cut pipes and tubing. Depending on the type of material that makes the pipe, a pipe cutter can produce a faster and cleaner cut than would be achieved with a hacksaw.

Safety Goggles protect the eyes and the area immediately surrounding them from injury due to splashing liquid, airborne dust, acid vapor and impact hazards. In terms of the impact resistance of their lenses and frames, safety goggles must conform to higher standards than those set for regular glasses.

An air compressor can be used for many shop tasks. Whether you are using the compressor to power your pneumatic tools or simply inflating your car tire pressure, the compressor is vital to shop life. A compressor essentially uses electricity to take air and pressurize it in a metal cylinder, harnessing its energy.

Step ladders are hinged in the middle, forming an inverted “V”. They remain at the set angle, thanks to the internal supporting frame incorporated in their design.

Never leave home without your jump starter! With a battery pack to power the unit, a jump starter can keep you from getting stranded. Be careful not to strain your back when picking it up - these babies can be a little heavy!

The hammer is another one of the best tools to have in your toolbox. Use it to hang up decor in your home, pull out undesired nails and even build a house!

Need to do some electrical work? A wire terminal crimper is the tool you need to make clean, proper electrical connections. Made in a multitude of gauges, the terminal crimper allows the user to crimp an electrical line and make solid electrical connections.

The classic tool for cutting wood or chopping down trees, the axe has a sharp metal head that slices into the wood like a knife into butter. The other end is a wooden or fiberglass handle that the user grips and swings. Make sure you spread your feet apart and practice basic safety when using this tool.

Used to grab items with a force greater than your hands can apply, pliers are made in many varieties. Whether you are using needle-nose, vise-grip, or channel-lock pliers, these handheld tools make sure you have the right grip.

As the nail goes with the hammer, the screw goes with the screwdriver. Use this tool to remove screws; it comes in the manual form and in an electrical version.

Also called a torch, the flashlight was first patented in 1899. Within a few decades, the design was refined in terms of the light source and the batteries used. Flashlights then became popular (and essential) tools.

This hand-held tool is small enough to maneuver in one hand and is powered by a person rather than a motor. Why choose this over the larger, motorized planers? The block plane is great for fine planing; use it for those areas for which the motorized plane is too big.

Not sure what that new burning smell is when you drive? A laser thermometer can help identify the troubled area by measuring the temperature of a given engine component. Every auto shop has one to help in diagnosing the internal problems a car may have.

A hose is a great tool for getting precious water to your plants. Coming in variable lengths, it can also be used for clean-up jobs or keeping your puppy entertained!

The orbit sander is named for the movements it makes -- small circles as it vibrates against, or sands, wood. Use this tool to make your wood super smooth.

If you've ever considered, or even tried, wearing a pair of plastic, cotton or rubber gloves for woodworking, think again! There's a reason for the leather; it is durable and protects your skin from those sharp tools and splinters.

A machinist vise is a great tool for firmly gripping material or parts when modifying or fixing things. The metal jaws are expandable to fit different sizes of material.

Speaking of the #1 item on your back-to-school list, let's learn about the history of the pencil. In the mid-1500s, graphite was first used for writing. String was wrapped around these pieces of graphite to make it easier to write with. Germany was the first place to mass produce pencils in the 1600s.

As their name suggests, needle-nose pliers have long thin jaws. They are ideal for working in tight spaces and can be used for both cutting and holding.

A multimeter measures AC/DC voltage, AC/DC current, resistance, as well as capacitance. This is a must have tool for any auto mechanic trying to diagnose an alternator or battery issue.

Vise-Grip is the brand name of the first set of locking pliers ever invented (in 1924) and it has taken on generic use among tradesmen. Locking pliers are usually locked into position by use of a screw located in one handle.

Make sure to have this tool with you, as it will save you from those pesky mis-measurements that create construction catastrophes. For those of you working on extra-large products, this tool comes in the 100-foot size!

This tool is used to cut wood, although with a different blade, it may be used for cutting other materials. It has jagged teeth and is motorized, so make sure to have clothing, fingers and all other body parts away while in use!

Have you ever wondered how wooden signs, cutting boards or decorative items get those straight, smooth lines and edges? The answer is with a router. Use this tool to route out letters, designs and more in wood.

In a woodworking context, jigsaw is not a game, but it does have a blade that could make those cuts on each puzzle piece! Unlike any other saw, the jigsaw is used for making highly intricate cuts.

Every auto mechanic has a jack. Generally hydraulic powered, the jack is used for getting a car off of the ground so someone can service it from underneath. Jacks come in many different load capacities, so make sure you have the right one for your application!

Used for tying up plants to support stakes, twine is an essential gardening tool. Whether you are securing your start-up plants or reinforcing your fence, twine is key for your garden.

A heat gun is great for fitting metal tubing together or stripping off undesired decals. Powered by electricity, the heat gun can be used by auto mechanics anywhere.

Some screws and bolts are made with a hexagonal recess in their heads and are fastened or loosened using an Allen key. The generic name is actually “hex key,” with “Allen” being the name of the most popular brand.

What is this tool capable of? The answer to that is arguably endless, so here are a just few things at which the combination square performs well. Use it to lay out joinery, set heights for bits and align your table saw.

To get under a car or truck safely, a jack stand is a great tool. Cinder blocks are not going to provide you with the structural support of a jack stand. Stands are made of steel and can adjust to different heights to accommodate a multitude of vehicles.

The power drill is a popular tool for the garage and woodworking station alike. Use it to get screws into thick pieces of wood, to hang up heavy items, and more!

Sometimes written as one word (earplugs), these simple devices go a long way in protecting the wearer’s ears from loud noises and the entry of water, dust, wind and other foreign bodies. Ear plugs of various designs have been in use since ancient times.

Just like a nail file, the woodworking file is used to smooth or remove small, unwanted pieces of wood. It's not suggested to interchange the nail file and woodworking file though!

The trench shovel has a skinnier, sharper point than the traditional shovel. This blade shape aids the user in “trenching” or ditch digging, by allowing the shovel to operate well below the surface of the soil.

Why use a wooden mallet and not a hammer? The wooden mallet is advantageous when you don't want to disfigure something like a metal hammer would.

The pry bar comes in many different sizes. Large pry bars are great for trucks or semis, while small pry bars can be useful in smaller cars or hard-to-reach places. Use this tool to pry things apart or for rough body work.

The workbench is one of the least complex tools, and yet one of the most useful. Spread out your wood, tools and blueprints on this table to give yourself space to create.

Englishman Ambrose Godfrey patented the very first fire extinguisher in 1723. Today’s fire extinguishers are designed to combat one or more of the four classes of fires.

If you are looking to do a quick oil change, ramps are a great tool to get under the vehicle in a hassle-free manner. Just drive up - carefully - and drain that oil!

Have you ever wondered what's the liquid inside a level? Usually, it's ethanol. How does that bubble form? A partial amount of ethanol is put inside, which forms the bubble that's used to check if a surface is level.

Caulking is a resilient silicone-based or rubber-based sealant compound. It is used to prevent entry of water and air. The process of applying caulking is also called caulking and is typically done with a hand or power tool (a caulking gun) that pushes out the sealant through a nozzle.

Did you know that our clamps today are an evolution of history? Ancient clamps have been found in Egyptian tombs, when they were used as an alternative to the screw.

Tired of getting covered in grease and grime? A leather apron is a great way to protect those clothes from all the mess of an auto shop. Some even come with pockets to store tools while you are on the job.

Having a toolbox in your woodworking area will keep you organized and working efficiently. And even better, it's transportable. Take it with you on a road trip, to a friend's house, from one side of the house to the other, wherever things need repair.

Not all funnels are created equal! They come in different types, including the following: flexible, multi-purpose, plastic and quick fill.

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