When it comes to metal fabrication, there is a little bit of a debate on whether or not apprentices should be buying all of their own tools or now. But, one thing that there is no real debate about is what the staple tools of a metal fabricator are. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the essential tools that metal fabricators use.

Angle Grinder

Used for cutting, grinding, and polishing on nearly every type of metal, this is a must-have for any metal fabricator’s toolbox.

Various Angle Grinder Discs

Having different discs or even grinding wheels can help make sure you are prepared for any job.

Drill Bits

While a lot of shops will have drills and drill presses on hand, it is important to have your own drill bit sets if you are a metal fabricator. Standard length and short, machine screw drill bits are good places to start.

Cleco Fasteners

These can be used to fasten sheets of metal together before they are joined together permanently and they can make your life a lot easier.

Angle Finders

You will end up using this a lot, so there are no worries about spending a little extra on a quality one that will last.

Throatless Shear

This is used for getting straight, curved, or even irregular cuts during metalworking projects. They can easily slice through steel and aluminum because the handle gives you perfect leverage. It is an everyday staple of many metal fabrication workshops, so it should be one in yours too.

Wire Cutters

Not only metal fabricators but every handyman should have a sturdy pair of wire cutters in their workshop.

Cutting Glasses

Safety should always come first in any business, and metal fabrication is no different. Metal fabrication comes with a lot of risks, and a high-quality pair of cutting glasses can help you cut down on the chances of getting injured on the job.

This article was written by Tyler Duoos, Tyler is the owner of General Saw Company. General Saw Company takes pride in being a leader in sheet metal fabrication services to Central Florida and its surrounding areas. If you are looking for Metal Fabrication Companies to get the job done right the first time we got you covered!