The metal shop provides space, tools and resources for metal fabrication. This document provides a plan for the development of the metal shop.



Major Tools & Equipment

*High priority means that this tool needs has a high acquisition, maintenance, modification or repair demands.

Sheet Metal Work

Tools for manipulating sheet metal.

Plasma cutterHighNeeds torch current senseFor plasma cutter table
Metal brake (straight bends)HighacquireFabricating boxes, shapes for sheet metal projects
Metal shear (straight cuts)HighacquireFabrication
PunchLowacquireHoles for projects

Pipe and Bar Stock

Tools for cutting and working with hollow tubing, solid rods, and smaller bar stock.

Tool PriorityStatusNeed
Pipe benderHighSee "Need"We need a system to be able to temporarily secure equipment (pipe bender, anvil, band saw, grinder, drill press) to the floor in work and storage locations.
Large pipe cutterLow acquireFor clean cuts of pipes and making threads.
Small pipe cutterMediumacquireHand tool for cutting pipe
Metal bandsawHighMissing safety gear Needs belt/pulley guard. Needs prominent e-stop. Needs wheels, rubber feet on other end.



Thicker Metal Work






Other tools




Preparation and Finishing

Metal Supplies (quality or size not available from local sources, for purchase)



Safety Supplies