5 Essential Tools For Your Metalworking Projects

April 25, 2022

Tools For Your Metalworking Projects

Today, almost every metal and wood industry requires metal fabrication tools, whether you are grinding, machining, sanding, or drilling. Most fabricators don't know what type of metalworking tool they actually need. To solve this problem, we are writing this article to guide you in a better way.

Before moving on to the tools list, let us know what is metalworking and how can it be done?

Metals are largely used to deform into useful shapes. Metalworking consists of shaping and reshaping metal into useful objects, parts, tools, etc. The metalworking process is mainly divided into three parts cutting, joining, and forming, which include several tools and techniques. 

Next, you will find five essential tools for metalworking

#1 Welper or MIG Welding Plier

Welpers are must-have hand tools to cut metal. As a beginner, it is easy to start your journey with a welper. This single wire cutting tool can do many things which you can’t believe (even I don’t believe when I know this). Following are the uses of the MIG welding plier:

  • Can be used for welding, car repair, home repair, and bicycle repair
  • Can cut thick wires of diameter 2.5-3 mm
  • Cut wire, pull wire
  • Nozzle and tip installations
  • Slag hammer and spatter removal

#2 Angle Grinder

It is also known as a side grinder or disc grinder, used for cutting and polishing or metal fabrication jobs. It can be run on electricity as well as on batteries. Angle grinder includes different types of discs for different jobs like grinding stones, cutting wheel, flap disc, sanding disc, abrasive grinding disc, etc. Following are the benefits of using an angle grinder.

  • For home and professional use
  • Compact and comfortable
  • Convenient and durable
  • Multiple applications

#3 Clamps

Clamps are fastening tools used to press two or more objects together so that they don’t separate through pressure.in other words, clamps hold things together.

There are different types of clamps based on usage for the metalworking, Clamps are an effective fastening tool because they are:

  • Lightweight and heavy-duty
  • Design with steel material, not plastic
  • Made of ductile cast iron, rust resisting finish.

You can also use welding magnets for the metalworking, it too holds things tightly. They just stick to the surface and keep things together. 

#4 Welder

The welding machine or welder is the most essential tool a welder pursuer must-have. Welding machines are used for the fabrication process by melting the metal through heat and joining the parts together. The benefits of MIG welding pliers are:

  • Machine accessories include electrode holder, welding face mask, heavy earth clamp, hammer, brush and hand gloves, and power cable.
  • Advanced IGBT inverter technology
  • Hot start and Arc stability
  • Voltage protection

#5 Metal Drill Bits

These metal drill bits are largely used when involved in metalworking. The metal drill bits are used to make holes in the material with the help of a drilling machine when attached to it. The drills are mostly circular and are in standard sizes. You can also use drill bit sets for furniture making, making holes in pipes or cables. They are perfect to drill through wood, plastic, aluminum, and thin metals. Metal drill bits are-

  • Made with high-speed steel
  • Durable
  • Titanium surface coating
  • Inclined blade design for faster drilling
  • Available in different sizes: 1mm, 1.5 mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.2mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm.

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