There are specific hand tool measures and features to consider when deciding if a hand tool is right – ergonomic – for you. But often, those measures are not readily available on manufacturers' websites or packaging materials.
This database provides these measures and features for examples* of different types of hand tools. This information can be used as a point of reference when comparing and purchasing hand tools. The models and brands included were identified through a survey of masonry craft workers and discussions with instructors and the Masonry r2p Partnership.
- The Learn More section includes links to manufacturers and sources identified through surveys and discussions, as well as other resources to help you identify and select "ergonomic" hand tools.
- To use the Hand Tool database simply select a craft and then select "All" or a specific type of hand tool to generate a list of examples, including links to the source or manufacturer.