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MTL301: Ironworker and Bender SBU
Class Number 640-116242

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

Prerequisites: None. However, MTL103 Basic Metal Shop SBU is highly recommended.

Equipment access: Ironworker and bender

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirements: None

  • Mandatory: Closed-toe shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

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

TechShop Location: TechShop DC-Arlington
Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
Instructor: Phillip Takacs
Class Date: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Class Length: 2.5 Hours
Member Price: $120.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $150.00
Lab Fee: None
Age Range: 16 and Up
Must Attend with Parent: 16 through 17
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 4
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