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Although power tools get a lot of publicity, hand tools hold a crucial place in many industries due to their versatility, reliability, and accessibility. They are essential for tasks requiring precision and control, where automated machinery may be unsuitable. Hand tools like hammers, screwdrivers, and wrenches allow workers to perform intricate tasks and adjustments, ensuring quality and integrity in the final product.

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Tool Kits & Multi-tools

Tool Kits & Multi-tools

Comprehensive sets of various tools and versatile devices designed to provide convenience and efficiency for a wide range of tasks and repairs.

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Punches & Chisels

Punches & Chisels

Used for tasks such as hole-making, driving pins, or cutting and shaping materials with precision and control.

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Nailers, Staplers & Tackers

Nailers, Staplers & Tackers

Utilized for fastening materials together, via nails, staples, or tacks, providing reliable attachment in various tasks.

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Pullers & Pry Bars

Pullers & Pry Bars

Versatile tools used for gripping, pulling, and prying objects in various applications.

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Cable & Wire Tools

Cable & Wire Tools

Used for cutting, stripping, crimping, and terminating cables and wires, enabling efficient installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

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Pliers

Pliers

Versatile hand tools used for gripping, bending, cutting, and holding objects in various applications.

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Hand Saws & Blades

Hand Saws & Blades

Cutting tools that offer precision and versatility in various applications.

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Wrenches & Sockets

Wrenches & Sockets

Used for tightening or loosening bolts and nuts, providing a secure grip and facilitating various mechanical and DIY tasks.

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Tube, Pipe & Conduit Tools

Tube, Pipe & Conduit Tools

Specialized tools used for cutting, bending, deburring, and threading tubes, pipes, and conduits, facilitating installation, repair, and maintenance.

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Testing & Measuring

Testing & Measuring

Used to assess and quantify different parameters such as dimensions, distances, electrical values, enabling accurate and precise measurements.

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Knives & Shears

Knives & Shears

Versatile cutting tools used for precise cutting, trimming, and shaping in various applications.

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Cable Pulling Jaw Grips

Cable Pulling Jaw Grips

Specialized tools used to secure and grip cables during installation or pulling operations, ensuring a secure and reliable connection.

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Inspection & Retrieval Tools

Inspection & Retrieval Tools

Used for examining and retrieving objects in hard-to-reach spaces, facilitating inspections, repairs, and recovery operations.

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Clamps & Vises

Clamps & Vises

Utilized to secure and hold workpieces in place during tasks, providing stability and precision.

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Digging Tools

Digging Tools

Utilized for excavating and manipulating soil in various applications and industries.

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Hammers & Axes

Hammers & Axes

Handheld tools used for striking and chopping tasks, offering versatility and force in woodworking, construction, and other applications.

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Screwdrivers, Keys & Screw Extractors

Screwdrivers, Keys & Screw Extractors

Various sizes and types accommodate different screw heads, providing versatility for a wide range of applications.

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Masonry, Concrete and Tile Tools

Masonry, Concrete and Tile Tools

Specialized instruments for cutting, shaping, and installing bricks, blocks, and tiles, enabling precise and efficient work in construction.

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About Hand Tools

Hand tools are the workhorses of any workshop, offering practical solutions for a range of everyday tasks. Screwdrivers, for instance, are used for driving or removing screws and come in various types to accommodate different screw heads. Hammers serve a dual purpose - they can drive nails into surfaces and remove them with claws. Wrenches are invaluable for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts, featuring adjustable jaws for handling objects of varying sizes. Meanwhile, pliers offer excellent grip for pulling, bending, or cutting wires. Each hand tool has a unique function, and understanding their uses can significantly enhance efficiency and productivity in professional and DIY projects.


Handsaws are essential for cutting in metalworking, woodworking, carpentry, and construction tasks. Among the different types of handsaws, the most common are rip and crosscut saws. Rip saws, characterized by chisel-like teeth, are ideal for cutting along the wood grain. Crosscut saws have knife-like teeth and excel in cutting across the grain. A hacksaw mainly cuts metal and plastic, such as rods, pipes, and tubes.


Hammers and axes are both versatile tools with several types and uses. Hammers, for instance, vary from the claw hammer, used for driving and removing nails, to the ball-peen hammer, used in metalworking for tasks such as shaping and riveting. With their hefty heads, sledgehammers have heavy-duty applications such as breaking concrete or driving stakes. Axes are primarily designed for chopping and splitting wood.


There are several types of digging tools, each with its unique purpose. Shovels are ideal for breaking up soil and digging holes, while spades have flat, rectangular blades perfect for edging, slicing soil layers, and transplanting. A hand trowel is a small tool for gardeners planting, digging small holes, and weeding. A pickaxe has a hard, pointed iron or steel blade for breaking up hard surfaces and rocks, and a garden fork loosens and turns over the soil.


Knives and shears are essential across several industries. In the manufacturing sector, workers use them for cutting, trimming, and shaping materials, contributing to producing items ranging from clothing to automotive parts. In the food industry, chefs and cooks rely on knives for preparing ingredients and creating culinary masterpieces. On the other hand, shears are vital in gardening and landscaping for trimming and shaping plants, ensuring neat presentation, and promoting healthy growth. Medical professionals also use specially designed knives and shears for surgical procedures, demonstrating the critical role of these tools in diverse industries.


MRO Supply can meet all your hand tool needs, including pry bars, clamps, vises, punches, chisels, inspection and testing tools, and more. By understanding the various types and advantages of specific hand tools, you can choose your needs and requirements correctly. As your trusted industrial partner, MRO is here to offer our expertise and guidance in selecting hand tools from reputable manufacturers that align with your requirements.

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