List of 25+ Building Tools and Their Functions

In addition to heavy equipment used for building construction projects, there are also building tools that are no less important.

Building tools are all tools used for building purposes or building accessories. These tools are usually owned by builders or contractors to help them with their work in renovating buildings. A contractor should have a complete set of building tools to support its performance.

Apart from building contractors, this building tool can also be owned by householders to repair household needs if it is slightly damaged. So, there is no need to ask for help from builders anymore.

This is because it cannot be helped that sometimes minor damage occurs to household appliances that require repair. For example, loose taps, open pans, door handles that need to be replaced, and so on.

There are many types of building tools according to their functions, ranging from simple to modern building tools using automatic machine systems. As with the many types, the price of building tools also varies depending on the use and quality as well. The building tools themselves can be found in stores easily.

In order not to be mistaken when identifying the types of building tools and their functions, the following is a list of names of building tools and their functions.

Name of Building ToolsTool Functions
HammerTo provide collisions to objects, such as for nailing, repairing objects, forging metal, or crushing. This tool is also used to remove nails.
ScrewdriverOpening or tightening the screw or bolt pairs in the tool assembly. For example, removing the fan cover requires a screwdriver.
SawCutting or splitting boards or plywood or other objects by sawing them. Saws come in several types, but the most common ones are wood saws and hacksaws.
PlierTo clamp, bend or make curves in objects, usually used for wires or small metal.
ChiselFor cutting, peeling, or punching holes in planks or blocks of wood. Using it requires a tool such as a hammer to pound it so that the chisel can work.
Cutting PlierThey look like pliers and are used to cut wire, small metal, zinc or other hard objects.
Elbow RulerUsed as a measuring instrument for length and for viewing and making angles on the measuring plane.
MeterUsed as a long measuring tool with a large measuring length. This meter is commonly called a rolling meter because of its roll-like shape.
WrenchTo remove and tighten nuts or bolts by turning the lockjaw and adjusting the size of the nut/bolt.
Shock LockFor removing or tightening nuts or bolts with interchangeable locks.
Shock T HandleTo loosen or install nuts/bolts on the tool vertically. It can reach a narrow area.
DrillA tool used to perforate wooden walls and concrete walls. There is also a hammer drill that functions to destroy building foundations or roads to be later replaced with new foundations.
ShovelIt is more efficient to dig the soil, make holes, or move the soil than a hoe. This tool is also used to mix cement and move cement.
HoeTo dig up the soil more efficiently than a shovel, boreholes, and move the soil. Sometimes a hoe is used to mix cement.
StairUsed to reach high places such as to replace lamps, paint, and so on.
BurrsServes to cut iron plates, iron bars or other metal objects.
Wood CrusherServes to straighten wood such as smoothing the surface of the wood and making the elbows at the corners of the wood tidier.
AxTo cut wood to the desired size. Usually, this tool is used to clear the land before construction is carried out.
Cement SpoonIt is used to move cement during the construction of brick walls. Sometimes, it is also used to dig the ground when planting crops.
ScreedUsed to level the cement surface after the cement has been spread. There are many forms; some can be used by hand, some can be used together with other people.
BarrowServes as a tool for moving cement or other building materials.
Cement Mixer MachineUsed to mix cement or concrete mixture for building purposes.
Laser levelThe standard tool for viewing the altitude and flatness of a place. It is also used to check the level and height of embedded pieces such as bolts and anchors.
Cutting NipperServes to cut the wire and remove nails more efficiently than a hammer.
PaintbrushUsed to paint the surface of walls, ceiling wood and others by brushing.
Paint Roll BrushSimilar to a paintbrush, this tool is used to paint the surface of an object but it is more neat and efficient than a paintbrush. The way it works is by pulling up and down the roll and the paint will be neatly swept across the wall.
Paint TubThis tool is used to accommodate paint material. Usually, this tool is juxtaposed with a paint roll brush.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)This tool is very important to take care of yourself when doing building work or just repairing tools. This tool is in the form of protective glasses, protective gloves, helmets, and so on. Make sure to use PPE when using building tools, especially when dealing with high-risk tools.

Those are the types of building tools and their functions. After reading this article, make sure you choose which building tool to use wisely.