Series: Tools of the Trade
Focusing on both conventional and hybrid vehicles, this programme examines the systems that make them run and the tools that keep them running. After an introduction to the power train and the fuel, electrical, cooling, exhaust, steering, suspension, and brake systems, the programme moves on to the auto tech’s personal hand tools and shared shop tools. Education and training opportunities are also touched upon, and safety practices are emphasised throughout. Show Less
How do carpenters turn building materials into buildings? This programme looks at the tools and construction materials carpenters depend on every day. After a rundown on manufactured wood products like plywood, OSB, eyebeam joists, and glu-lams, as well as the fasteners that hold them all together, the programme covers a variety of carpentry tools divided into four groups, planning and drawing, measuring and marking, cutting and shaping, and fastening and assembly. Show Less
After a general introduction of electricity, this programme examines the work materials and tools commonly used by an electrician. Wires, cables, conduits, boxes, receptacles, and switches are illustrated, and the required tools shown in action.
The eye of an artist coupled with the mind of an engineer: that’s a mason. Over the course of this programme, viewers will learn about commonly used masonry tools; the attributes of brick, block, tile, stone, case concrete and mortar mixes; fasteners, wall ties and mortar joint reinforcements; estimating material amounts; and on-the-job safety. The building of a brick wall from footing to cap showcases a variety of tools in action. Show Less
This programme introduces the common tools and materials of the plumbing trade. Each tool is described, including their benefits, demonstrations of proper use and details regarding the type of job for which they are most suited. Safety precautions and industry tips are provided and the four major types of piping and tubing (steel, copper, plastic, and cast iron) are reviewed. Show Less
This programme shows viewers the safe way welders work with fire, gas, and molten metal as it profiles the tools used by welders to perform a variety of tasks. Specific tools and equipment for OFW, GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW are spotlighted, along with a variety of general tools and safety items. Show Less