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Table 2 Percent of workers using most commonly-used tools (general tools).

From: Using tools to distinguish general and occupation-specific skills

Tool % using Tool % using
Personal computers 86.05 Bar code reader equipment 21.58
Desktop computers 77.49 Power saws 21.54
Notebook computers 62.37 Air compressors 21.40
Laser printers 43.00 Power drills 21.24
Scanners 38.84 Portable data input terminals 20.68
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organ 35.58 Desktop calculator 20.28
Photocopiers 33.55 Tape measures 20.09
Laser fax machine 33.35 Cash registers 19.81
Screwdrivers 31.78 Calipers 19.59
Special purpose telephones 31.03 Digital camcorders or video cameras 19.33
Hammers 29.65 Safety glasses 19.18
Digital cameras 25.93 Electronic funds transfer point of sale 18.41
Two way radios 24.61 Protective gloves 18.15
Ladders 24.45 Levels 16.91
Forklifts 24.13 Power grinders 16.82
Adjustable wrenches 23.97 Liquid crystal display projector 15.84
Tablet computers 23.12 Global pos. system GPS receiver 15.45
Pocket calculator 22.10 Goggles 15.24
Adjustable widemouth pliers 21.78   
  1. Percentage of workers using a given tool, weighted by 2010 ACS employment totals