This ClipArt gallery offers 159 illustrations of tools used in various trades.

A jack is mechanical device used to lift heavy loads or apply great forces. Jacks employ a screw thread or hydraulic cylinder to apply very high linear forces. A mechanical jack is a device which lifts heavy equipment. The most common form is a car jack, floor jack, or garage jack which lifts vehicles so that maintenance can be performed.

Jack Device Used for Lifting Objects

A jack is mechanical device used to lift heavy loads or apply great forces. Jacks employ a screw thread…

This jack is used to lift heavy loads by applying great forces.

Lifting Jack

This jack is used to lift heavy loads by applying great forces.

Tool for exerting pressure or lifting

Lifting Jack

Tool for exerting pressure or lifting

Type of portable scaffolding system. The scaffold rests on supports attached to 2 or more horizontal posts. The user raises the scaffolding by pumping the foot pedals on the supports. Used in construction.

Pump Jack

Type of portable scaffolding system. The scaffold rests on supports attached to 2 or more horizontal…

A box jig for drilling, reaming, and tapping in different directions.

Box Jig

A box jig for drilling, reaming, and tapping in different directions.

A type of joint in which a ball rests in a socket.

Ball and Socket Joint

A type of joint in which a ball rests in a socket.

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are used in extraction and cultivation to tobacco cigar portioning which a sharp cutting edge is used to slice a cigar tip, or body.

Tobacco Cutting Knife

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are…

Any thing doubled and closed like a link.

Link

Any thing doubled and closed like a link.

A sliding link for boring machines

Link

A sliding link for boring machines

A sliding link for boring machines

Link

A sliding link for boring machines

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

Routing Machine

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

Routing Machine

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

A volute or flat spiral turning machine. The spiral patterns are created by cutting the wood adjusting the blade while rotating the wood with the lathe.

Turning Volute or Flat Spiral Machine

A volute or flat spiral turning machine. The spiral patterns are created by cutting the wood adjusting…

Driving mandrel into flange.

Driving Mandrel

Driving mandrel into flange.

"Simple microtome for clamping to table. P, P, plate glass ways for the section knife; S, milled-head for clamping the object; M, micrometer milled-head for turning the screw that raises the object as the sections are cur; C, milled-head for clamping the microtome to the table." -Stevens, 1916

Microtome

"Simple microtome for clamping to table. P, P, plate glass ways for the section knife; S, milled-head…

"Showing the manner of holding the knife blade on the glass ways, and, by the arrow, the direction of sliding he knife while cutting the sections." -Stevens, 1916

Microtome and Razor

"Showing the manner of holding the knife blade on the glass ways, and, by the arrow, the direction of…

"A sliding microtome of simple construction, adapted to cutting all kinds of sections." -Stevens, 1916

Sliding Microtome

"A sliding microtome of simple construction, adapted to cutting all kinds of sections." -Stevens, 1916

An atomizer is a kind of nozzle for producing a fine spray of a liquid based on the Venturi effect.

Combination Atomizer and Neblizer

An atomizer is a kind of nozzle for producing a fine spray of a liquid based on the Venturi effect.

"A square used by carpenters, masons, and other artificers to make their work rectangular. It was made by taking three flat wooden rulers of equal thickness, one of them being two feet ten inches long, the others each two feet long, and joining them together by their extremities, so as to assume the form of a right-angled triangle. This method, though only a close approximation, must have been quite sufficient for all common purposes. For the sake of convenience, the longest side, i. e. the hypotenuse of the triangle, was discarded, and the instrument then assumed the form in which it is exhibited, among other tools, on a tomb found at Rome, and which resembles that in modern use. A square of a still more simple fashion made by merely cutting a rectangular piece out of a board is shown on another sepulchral monument and copied in the woodcut which is here introduced." — Smith, 1873

Norma

"A square used by carpenters, masons, and other artificers to make their work rectangular. It was made…

A rusted nut is removed by splitting it with a cold chisel by placing the chisel along the fiber it wiill split easily.

Removing Rusted Nuts using Chisel

A rusted nut is removed by splitting it with a cold chisel by placing the chisel along the fiber it…

A lubricant is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction between them, improving efficiency and reducing wear. They may also have the function of dissolving or transporting foreign particles and of distributing heat.

Oil Can

A lubricant is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction between them,…

A metal vessel used in oiling machinery.

Oil-can

A metal vessel used in oiling machinery.

Cast metal box parallel with finished surfaces used to for set-ups in machining, layout, and inspection.

Box Parallel

Cast metal box parallel with finished surfaces used to for set-ups in machining, layout, and inspection.

For removing a hinge pin, a tool having a wedge-shaped head mounted on a shank equipped with a support projection to receive the hinge. The head includes an impact surface for hammering the wedge portion between the hinge and the head of the hinge pin. A striker plate perpendicular to the tool shank receives impact blows to dislodge the pin from the hinge.

Pin Removal Tool

For removing a hinge pin, a tool having a wedge-shaped head mounted on a shank equipped with a support…

A moving jaw is spring urged, against a fixed jaw, o capture picks.

Lasting Pinchers

A moving jaw is spring urged, against a fixed jaw, o capture picks.

"Where pins or studs that are in place are to be milled on their ends as well as on their circumference, and where great accuracy in diameter and length are required, the best tool to use is that here shown." —Grimshaw, 1902

Hollow Mill for Pins

"Where pins or studs that are in place are to be milled on their ends as well as on their circumference,…

A sash plane made like a spokeehave, to work on sashes.

Router Plane

A sash plane made like a spokeehave, to work on sashes.

"A set of stocks, dies, and taps for cutting threads on bolts and inside of nuts."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Screw Plate

"A set of stocks, dies, and taps for cutting threads on bolts and inside of nuts."—The Federal…

A kind of pinchers, by which any small object may be seized and bent.

Pliers

A kind of pinchers, by which any small object may be seized and bent.

A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting

Quick Grip Pliers

A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting

A mail box structure incorporating existing mail boxes for facilitating collection of mail contents thereof in dry condition even in stormy weather.

Mail Post Collector

A mail box structure incorporating existing mail boxes for facilitating collection of mail contents…

"A press or stamp bearing dies on its jaws, or a die and a bed, for imprinting or embossing any device upon paper or a plastic material, as lead. It is much used to form the seals of seal-locks, and may be a kind of heavy pincers. a and a1, dies; b (dotted outline), bar sliding in guide c; d (dotted outline), abutment for coiled spring e; f, lever with cam g at the bottom. The lever moved in the direction in dicated by the arrow forces a down upon a1; when it is released the spring reverses the motion." —Whitney, 1889

Seal Press

"A press or stamp bearing dies on its jaws, or a die and a bed, for imprinting or embossing any device…

This is a tool used to pull tacks or other objects that puncture through tire walls.

Tack Puller

This is a tool used to pull tacks or other objects that puncture through tire walls.

A tool in which the wood working end is pointed, blunt, and a continuous edge enclosing an area, or a pattern in relief or intaglio. Used to perforate or indent a solid material.

Punch

A tool in which the wood working end is pointed, blunt, and a continuous edge enclosing an area, or…

This belt punch is a tool used to open another hole or notch into similar belt textiles.

Belt Punch

This belt punch is a tool used to open another hole or notch into similar belt textiles.

An example of center punching.

Center Punching

An example of center punching.

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

Rammer

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

Rammer

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

Rammer

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to sharpen and polish the blade of a straight razor, a knife, or a woodworking tool like a chisel. Unlike honing a blade, in which a whetstone removes metal bent out of alignment from the blade's edge, stropping the blade realigns the indentations without removing any material.

Razor Stropper

A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to sharpen and polish the blade of a straight…

"AB is a strong metal tube, closed at the lower end, and carrying at the upper a bent pipe for admitting the compressed gas and a stop-cock R pierced with holes in a T form. DE and FG are two graduated glass tubes communicating at their lower ends by a narrow passage in the metal block to which they are hermetically fixed. DE and AB Also communicate at the upper ends by a passage in a metal piece attached bermetically to them. By the stop-cock R', having radial holes at right angles to each other, DE can communicate either with AB or with the atmosphere at O; and by the stop-cock R'' it can communicate either with FG or with the open air. The three tubes are surrounded by a cylinder MM' containing water to keep the temperature constant. The tube AB is filled with the compressed gas whose pressure is to be ascertained. Mercury is poured into FG till it fills DE and runs out at O." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Regnaults Manometer

"AB is a strong metal tube, closed at the lower end, and carrying at the upper a bent pipe for admitting…

Setting tool height of centers. Tool at plain rest.

Plain Rest

Setting tool height of centers. Tool at plain rest.

An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.

Saccharimeter

An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.

A hydrometer used to measure the amount of salt in any given solution.

Salinometer

A hydrometer used to measure the amount of salt in any given solution.

The sand screen or sand sifter is used to sift out pebbles, stones, and shells from sand.

Sand Screen

The sand screen or sand sifter is used to sift out pebbles, stones, and shells from sand.

"Belt-sander. a, standard, supporting machine; b, work-table; c, fabric coated with sand, in the form of a continuous belt; d, tension-controlling mechanism; e, power connection; f, samples of finished work." -Whitney, 1911

Belt Sander

"Belt-sander. a, standard, supporting machine; b, work-table; c, fabric coated with sand, in the form…

A machine having a powered abrasive-covered disk or belt, used for smoothing or polishing surfaces

Belt Sander

A machine having a powered abrasive-covered disk or belt, used for smoothing or polishing surfaces

"Disk- and Drum-sander. a a, frame of machine; b, vertical disk coated with sand; c, horizontal revolving drum coated with sand; d, work-table for presenting work to disk; e, power connection." -Whitney, 1911

Disk and Drum Sander

"Disk- and Drum-sander. a a, frame of machine; b, vertical disk coated with sand; c, horizontal revolving…

A wood-saw hanging on a sawhorse, which is a legged beam to support a piece of wood while sawing.

Sawhorse

A wood-saw hanging on a sawhorse, which is a legged beam to support a piece of wood while sawing.

"An instrument having two or three sides or edges for cleaning the decks, masts, or planking of ships, etc." —Whitney, 1889
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Ship Scraper

"An instrument having two or three sides or edges for cleaning the decks, masts, or planking of ships,…

The shaping machine used to cut triple threads on a screw viewed from a lengthwise axial section.

Cutting Triple Worms Screw

The shaping machine used to cut triple threads on a screw viewed from a lengthwise axial section.

The screw cutting device is used to create thread on a lead rod.

Universal Screw Cutting Device

The screw cutting device is used to create thread on a lead rod.

Screwdriver with wooden handle.

Screwdriver

Screwdriver with wooden handle.

A scriber block is used to layout lines at a set height from the base, thus its second name surface height gauge or just "surface gauge".

The work piece is held against an angle plate so that it is perpendicular to the surface plate, the scriber block is then adjusted to the required height and used to scribe a line parallel with the table, by sliding the block along the table's surface.

Scriber Block

A scriber block is used to layout lines at a set height from the base, thus its second name surface…

"Close to the place where the dredge is emptied there ought to be a tub about 2 feet in diameter and 20 inches deep, provided with a set of sieves so arranged that the lowest sieve fits freel within the bottom of the tub, and the three remaining sieves fit freely within one another. Each sieve has a pair of iron handles through which the hand can pass easily, and the handles of the largest sieve are made long, so that the whole nest can be lifted without stooping or putting the arms into the water." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Set of Sieves

"Close to the place where the dredge is emptied there ought to be a tub about 2 feet in diameter and…

"In machinery, the system of shafts which connects machinery with the prime mover, and through which motion is communicated to the former by the latter. a, shaft; b b1, pulleys; c c1, belts; d d1, hangers; e, drip-cup to receive oil dropping from the bearing in d1." &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Shafting

"In machinery, the system of shafts which connects machinery with the prime mover, and through which…

"In printing, an iron hammer with a split curved claw at the end which serves for a handle. The claw is used as a pry for lifting forms from the bed of a press." —Whitney, 1889

Sheep's Foot Tool

"In printing, an iron hammer with a split curved claw at the end which serves for a handle. The claw…

A shovel leans against some ancient pottery, perhaps representing an archaeological dig.

Shovel and Artifacts

A shovel leans against some ancient pottery, perhaps representing an archaeological dig.

"In printing, a small spade-shaped iron tool with which printing ink is taken out of a tub and conveyed to an ink trough or fountain." -Whitney, 1889

Slice Tool in the Printing Trade

"In printing, a small spade-shaped iron tool with which printing ink is taken out of a tub and conveyed…

A hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder.

Soldering Iron

A hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame,…