March 22, 2022

Operating a Table Saw

Understanding how to operate a table saw is useful in many industries. It is important for anyone operating a table saw to know how to make rip, crosscut, bevel, and miter cuts. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Make a rip cut • Make a cross cut • Make a bevel cut • Make a miter cut
March 22, 2022

Pistol Grip Drills

Drill motors convert pneumatic or electrical power into rotational motion, which is used to rotate drill bits or other accessories mounted in the drill motor. These hand tools are used in many different areas of manufacturing. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List common types of drill motors • Describe the components of a drill motor
March 22, 2022

Drilling Techniques

A quality hole results in less rework and lower overall manufacturing costs. In this course, you will learn about good drilling techniques which will help ensure you know how to drill a quality hole. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the characteristics of a quality hole • Describe how different speeds and amounts of pressure affect the quality of a hole • Describe how heat affects the quality of a hole • Describe deburring tools • Describe common hole defects
March 22, 2022

Winslow Drills

This course introduces you to a specialized drill motor called the Winslow drill. The Winslow drill enables you to drill multiple holes at the same time, ensuring that they are the oriented correctly in relation to the hole for a special fastener. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe the parts of a Winslow drill • Explain how to adjust the countersink depths • Describe the operation of a Winslow drill
March 22, 2022

Compression Riveters

Pneumatic compression riveters, sometimes called squeeze riveters or rivet squeezes, allow a single person to install rivets faster and more consistently than when using a pneumatic rivet gun. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe two types of compression riveters • List the components of a compression riveter • List the components of compression riveter dies • Explain setting up a compression riveter • Describe installing a rivet with a compression riveter
March 22, 2022

Rivet Installation Tools

Rivet guns and blind rivet pullers are used to install rivets by driving or pulling them. These tools make it possible to join workpieces into an assembly. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the components of a rivet gun • Explain the purpose of a bucking bar • Describe how a rivet is installed using a rivet gun • List the components of a blind rivet puller • Describe how a rivet is installed using a blind rivet puller
March 22, 2022

Introduction to Stationary Power Tools

Power island equipment is stationary, floor-mounted power tools used in the manufacture of products. In this course, you will learn about the power island, some of the equipment found in the power island, and the necessary safety precautions when using power island equipment. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define power island • Identify the common equipment in the power island • Explain general safety precautions to use with power island equipment
March 22, 2022

Disc and Belt Sanders

Disc and belt sanders are two of the machines you will find in the power island area. They are power tools used for removing material, rounding corners, breaking edges, deburring, and chamfering. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define disc sander • Define belt sander • Identify the common components of the disc sander and belt sander • Explain general safety precautions used with the disc and belt sanders • Understand how to properly use the sanders
March 22, 2022

Drill Press

The drill press is a common tool in a power island area that is used to create holes in metal, wood, plastic, and other materials. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Explain the purpose of a drill press • Identify the major components of the drill press • Explain general safety precautions used with the drill press • Understand how to properly use the drill press