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hand tool

[′hand ‚tül]
(engineering)
Any implement used by hand.
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In the lecture on the future development of Taiwan's hand tool industry given in a forum in mid-2011, Hsu emphasized that the Korean hand tool industry prefers to focus on the domestic market rather than exports due to the country's fast-growing industrial production, which is shown by another report indicating Korean hand-tool imports surged to about NT$6.791 billion in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate of 8.34% from 2006, while exports sagged to only NT$3.518 billion for a 5.03% drop in the same period.
One of the best examples of the rapid advancement among Taiwanese hand-tool companies is Kuani Gear Co., Ltd., the largest maker of high-level pneumatic impact wrenches in Taiwan.
Also, some NT$1.35 billion (US$41.53 million) in pliers, tweezers and similar tools were shipped abroad, with some NT$630 million (US$19.38 million) in hand-tool sets exported in the quarter.