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Unit: Adjusting cabinets on-site

Supporting: LMFKB3004A Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets

Section 2: Using tools on-site

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Most of the tools and processes used by on-site installers are common to the carpentry trade.

Unlike carpenters, however, cabinet installers work mostly with prefabricated units and panels, so they need to be very careful to protect the finished surfaces from damage or blemishes while they're making adjustments and re-shaping panels.

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In this section, we'll look at some of the hand-held tools used on-site to carry out adjustments, and discuss tips and precautions that apply to them.

The tools will include ordinary 'hand' tools such as hammers and chisels, and hand-held power tools, such as circular saws and planes.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to test your understanding of the processes involved in using power tools to shape or re-cut panels and components. Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Hand tools

  • Power tools

  • Safety with power tools

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the unit of competency.

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