Equipment means the physical tools and tools needed to get something done. For example, the equipment for baking a cake includes an oven, baking pan, and mixing bowls. The equipment for construction includes scaffolding, jackhammers, welding equipment, etc.

There are many different types of equipment, from a simple pen to a more complicated drill press. Equipment is typically put to use for achieving some sort of task that the user may need. For example, a tool can be used for cutting something or lifting something heavy. It is typically categorized into three primary categories: hand tools, power equipment, and material handling equipment.