Sheet metal fabrication requires a number of various tools and equipment in order to cut, saw, bend, roll, weld and press sheet metals. Here are some of the most popular tools used by a sheet metal fabricator.
Metal Working Tools
- Metal Cutting Saws
- Deburring and Bevelling Tools
- Sheet Metal Rolling Equipment
- Angle Grinder
- Throat-less Shear
- Wire Cutters
- Drill Bits
Metal Cutting Saws
Under the category of metal cutting saws, there are circular saws, chop saws, cold saws and band saws. Band saws are much more effective and safer than manual, handheld saws so these are the number one choice.
Deburring and Bevelling Tools
Lightweight yet robust, deburring and bevelling equipment consist of bevel mills, grinders, sanders and many more. With powerful motors and vibration-free operation, you can achieve high quality results every time.
Sheet Metal Rolling Equipment
Both manual and powered, sheet metal rolling equipment is used to bend and roll metal sheets easily. From slip rollers to ring rollers, these tools are essential for sheet metal fabrication.
Cutting, grinding and polishing, angle grinders can be used for all of these forms of fabrication. This handheld power tool can be used on all different types of metal and, with different sizes available, you can find the perfect one for your application.
An essential tool in the majority of fabrication workshops, a throat-less shear cuts straight, curved and irregular lines into sheet metal. Its structure allows for easy cutting through stainless steel and aluminium.
Wire cutters are such simple tool but widely used for finishing fabrication projects, to trim frayed ends.
A standard-length drill bit and a shorter, machine screw drill bit are necessities for sheet metal fabrication, even though there are a huge number of drill bits available that are also beneficial tools.