Posted by: Kelley Dees | April 5, 2011

Solutions for Living: Work tools

Work Tools: These are one-handed solutions for those with arthritis, amputations, or weak hands. They limit contact trauma to palm and fingers and reduce the irritation to tendon-bone connections.

  • Vibration dampening gloves are padded with a layer of vibration dampening material. These are great for protection from repetitive impact and work with vibrating tools, as well as help in preventing carpel tunnel syndrome.
  • With an automatic adjustable wrench, you can adjust the wrench with one touch, saving you time and energy. This also makes it very beneficial for one-handed use.
  • A hammer that has a nail starter can really come in handy, especially if you only have one usable hand. This hammer has a built-in spacer for a nail, so you can still complete any task you need to.
  • A one-handed powered tape measure is very useful in tight spaces and in situations where you may not be able to reach from one end of the tape to the other.

Check out the other posts in the Solutions for Living series:

Disclaimer: The University of Wyoming, Wyoming AgrAbility and its project partners, and the United States Department of Agriculture do not endorse or recommend any of the products or websites described at the exclusion of other suitable products or websites. The author’s opinion of the safety and effectiveness of the products is based on the representations of the companies that produce them and assume that all directions as to their use have been followed.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

This information is adapted from Solutions for Living: Everyday tools for ranchers and farmers, a publication of Wyoming AgrAbility and the University of Wyoming/Cooperative Extension Service. The full brochure can be viewed here (1.7 MB file).

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