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Can You Name That Old Tool?

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has an interesting collection of old tools displayed throughout its Indianapolis headquarters. Some of the items may look familiar, and others may be completely new to your eyes.

Can you tell what the following tools are? Scroll down through the photos, and then find the answers at the end of the post. 

  1. Draw knife/draw shave
  2. Clamp
  3. Ratcheting hand drill
  4. Block plane
  5. Hole auger
  6. Nail gun
  7. Router plane

About Kate Klein

Kate Klein
Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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