Tools and Equipment

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Whether you are doing a job at work or around the house, knowing the names of commonly used tools and equipment is going to greatly benefit you and improve your vocabulary. This can be extremely useful when working with English speaking people in a situation where you might need to ask for a specific piece of equipment or when you are out and about and need to use something.

In this section, you will be able to learn the names of the various tools and pieces of equipment in English giving you confidence in conversation and in your listening abilities.

Tools and Equipment

Cleaning and Laundry

  • Dish towel
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Scrub brush
  • Cloth
  • Sponge
  • Laundry soap/ Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Liquid soap
  • Rubber gloves
  • Trash can
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mop
  • Squeegee mop
  • Hose
  • Bucket
  • Laundry basket
  • Washing machine

Household Appliances

  • Coffee maker
  • Blender
  • Mixer
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Crock pot
  • Rice cooker
  • Pressure cooker
  • Bachelor griller (U.K)
  • Stove
  • Lamp
  • Light bulb
  • Lantern
  • Torch
  • Clothes iron
  • Electric drill
  • Kettle
  • Water cooker (U.K)/ Electric kettle/ Hot pot (U.S)
  • Water purifier
  • Kitchen hood
  • Electric guitar
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Electric fan
  • Evaporative cooler
  • Air conditioner
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Speaker
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator

Household Devices and Equipment

  • Aroma lamp
  • Beverage opener
  • Appliance plug
  • Paintbrush
  • Roller
  • Hair iron (U.K)/ Curling iron (U.S.)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle/ Hot pot
  • Television
  • Stove
  • Small oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Evaporative cooler
  • Air conditioner
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Water cooler
  • Clock
  • Sewing machine
  • Fan
  • Juicer
  • Clothes iron
  • Blender
  • Mousetrap
  • Bachelor griller/ grill
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stepladder
  • Treadmill
  • Bulb
  • Wall lantern
  • Hanging pendant
  • Anglepoise lamp
  • Candleholder
  • Telephone
  • Remote
  • Fan

Laboratory Equipment

  • Pipette
  • Test tube rack
  • Test tube
  • Erlenmeyer flask
  • Beaker
  • Bunsen burner
  • Alcohol burner
  • Syringe
  • Graduated cylinder
  • Dropper
  • Tongs
  • Tuning fork
  • Stethoscope
  • Thermometer
  • Friability tester
  • Pulley
  • Tape
  • Barometer
  • Indicator
  • Stopwatch
  • Speedometer
  • Protractor
  • Dry-cell battery
  • Magnet
  • Level
  • Balance scale
  • Magnifier
  • Chart
  • Microscope
  • Earth science
  • Dissecting set
  • Telescope

Stationery and Office Supplies

  • Stapler
  • Eraser
  • Push-pin
  • Drawing pin (U.K)/ Thumbtack (U.S)
  • Paper clip
  • Rubber stamp
  • Highlighter
  • Fountain pen
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Ballpoint
  • Bulldog clip
  • Tape dispenser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Label
  • Calculator
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper
  • Notebook
  • Envelope
  • Clipboard
  • Monitor
  • Computer
  • Keyboard
  • Folder
  • Fax
  • Filing cabinet
  • Telephone
  • Swivel chair
  • Desk
  • Wastebasket

Technological Gadgets

  • Mouse
  • MP3 player
  • Webcam
  • Hard drive
  • Microphone
  • Digital camera
  • Headphones
  • Memory stick
  • Floppy disc
  • Router
  • Computer
  • Laptop
  • Memory card
  • Printer

Tools List

  • Bolt
  • Nail
  • Screwdriver
  • Bradawl
  • Handsaw
  • Nut
  • Screw
  • Wrench
  • Backsaw
  • Mallet
  • Hammer
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Coping saw
  • Pipe wrench
  • Hacksaw
  • Spirit level
  • Pocketknife
  • A pair of scissors
  • Chainsaw
  • Cordless drill
  • Brace
  • Lineman’s pliers
  • Toolbox
  • Electric drill
  • Corkscrew
  • Diagonal pliers
  • Tape measure
  • Plunger
  • Caulking gun
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Stepladder
  • Needle nose pliers

Musical Instruments

  • Musical note
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • French horn
  • Record
  • Clarinet
  • Microphone
  • Harp
  • Recorder
  • Keyboard
  • Xylophone
  • Maracas
  • Bell
  • Harmonica
  • Accordion
  • Bass drum
  • Banjo
  • Double bass
  • Cello
  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Conga
  • Snare drum
  • Drums/ Drum set

Photography

Types of Camera

  • SLR camera
  • Digital camera
  • APS camera
  • Instant camera

Different Parts of a Camera

  • Lens
  • Lens cap
  • Tripod
  • Zoom lens
  • Flash unit

Gardening Tools and Equipment

  • Grass
  • Flowerpot
  • Fence
  • Flower bed
  • Axe
  • Gardening gloves
  • Rake
  • Hedge shears
  • Gardening fork
  • Gardener
  • Wheelie bin (U.K) – recycling bin (U.S)
  • Garden hose
  • Boots
  • Watering can
  • Plant pot
  • Shovel
  • Pruners/pruning shears
  • Pruning saw
  • Tap
  • Garden trowel
  • Seeds
  • Lawn mower
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Fertilizer