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Basic Drafting Tools

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  1. Basic Drafting Tools Drafting & Design Technology Unit 2

  2. Compass • Used to draw circles and arcs

  3. Divider • Used to transfer dimensions

  4. Drafting Tape • A specially-prepared tape used to adhere drawing media to the working surface

  5. Dusting Brush • Used to brush loose graphite and eraser dust from a drawing

  6. Eraser • Used to remove pencil lines and graphite smudges from a drawing

  7. Erasing Shield • A metal plate with various slots and openings used to protect line work when a portion of the drawing is to be erased

  8. Irregular Curve • Used to lay out any noncircular curve

  9. Lead Pointer • Used for sharpening mechanical pencil leads

  10. Lettering Guide • Used to lay out guidelines for lettering

  11. Mechanical Pencil (Lead Holder) • Used to hold leads of various hardness's

  12. Protractor • Used to measure angles

  13. Scale • Used to measure the length of a line

  14. Template • A thin, flat, plastic tool with various size openings of different shapes used to expedite the drawing of standard features

  15. Triangle • A thin, flat, right-angled piece of plastic or metal with acute angles of 45, or 30 and 60 used for drawing vertical or inclined lines that are multiples of 15

  16. Keep hands and equipment clean Keep all instruments clean and dry Do no bend templates sharply Do not use templates or scales as straight edges for cutting tools Do not use templates as eraser shields Do not hit scales and triangles on edges Do not overextend compasses and dividers Clean plastic tools with soap and water only Do not stick compasses and divider points into scales and triangles Never sharpen leads over drawing or table surface Rules for Maintenance and Care of Drafting Tools & Equipment