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1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON, L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427


Learn About the Tools Used in Sheet Metal Fabrication

June 10, 2019

There are numerous applications for fabricated sheet metal and many more tools used to create its functionality during different metal fabrication processes such as shearing, shaping, blanking, and punching. These processes are certainly complex ones and the fabricators who make things happen have to be skilled and experienced in their craft. Furthermore, they need to have a wide variety of tools at their disposal that are of tip-top quality.


Below are some of the tools used in different sheet metal fabrication processes:


1. Angle Grinder

Also known as a disc grinder or side grinder, this tool is used to cut, grind, sharpen, sand, and polish different types of metals. 

2. Throatless Shear

This cutting tool allows you to make straight, curved, and irregular cuts in a metal sheet with accuracy and ease.

3. Corner Notcher

This type of cutting tool is used to notch the corners of different types of sheet metals. The notcher is hydraulically powered.

4. Planishing Hammer

This metal shaping tool finely shapes, flattens, straightens, and smoothens the surface of various types of metal sheets.

5. Flange and Punch Tool

This punching tool profiles the various types of metal sheets and creates holes around the edges of the material.

6. Shrinker and Stretcher

This is a metal forming tool that functions as both a shrinker and stretcher. This tool is primarily used to form curves on a sheet metal.

7. Cleco Fasteners

Cleco fasteners are temporary fasteners that hold sheets of material or other parts like frames or stiffeners together before they are permanently joined.

The right tools are absolutely necessary when it comes to metal fabrication. Most of the time, it is at the discretion of a skilled metal fabricator as to which tool works best for the project. The metal fabricators at Baseline Custom Fabricating are experts of their craft and employ the use of the most innovative tools. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our process.

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