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MTL104: Sheet Metal Basics SBU
Class Number 358-31227

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in sheet metal.

Project: Small sheet metal box

Prerequisite(s): None

Equipment access: Hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear (hand shear) corner notcher, finger brake, and spot welder

Note: These tools cannot be used to make curved surfaces or work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advised: Hearing protection

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

TechShop Location: TechShop San Francisco
Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
Instructor: Gregg Gemin
Class Date: Friday, Mar 29, 2013
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Class Length: 2 Hours
Price: $65.00
Lab Fee: $10.00
Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 5
Current Students: 4
Seats Left: 1
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