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MTL301: Ironworker and Bender SBU
Class Number 640-53532

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with drilling times and bit changes. This incredibly powerful machine cuts and punches holes in thick steel almost instantly!

The bender is the perfect partner to the ironworker. Learn to safely bend round and square tube, from 1/2" to over 1-1/2". Bend tube to exact angles and stop wasting time cutting and welding corners!

Project: No project; just practice making cuts, bending tube, and punching holes

Prerequisite(s): None. However, MTL101 Basic Metal Shop SBU is highly recommended.

Equipment access: Ironworker and bender

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

    You will also learn how to use the Edwards 10 Ton Tube and Pipe Bender accessory with the selection of pipe dies provided by TechShop. Now you will be able to expand your project scope even further.

    Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

    TechShop Location: TechShop Austin-Round Rock
    Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
    Instructor: Charles Gatlin
    Class Date: Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
    Start Time: 5:00 PM
    Class Length: 2.5 Hours
    Member Price: $75.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $95.00
    Lab Fee: $10.00
    Age Range: 15 and Up
    Min. Students: 3
    Max Students: 5
    Current Students: 5
    Seats Left: 0
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