Metalworking tools


The equipment and tools used in metalworking processes, such as welding or soldering torches, saws, deburring files, and metal drills.

Alternative labels

metalworking equipment
metalworking tool
metalworking implements
metalworking gear
metalworking instruments

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Metalworking tools is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Metalworking tools is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Industrial arts vocational teacher: Industrial arts vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, industrial arts, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for an industrial arts-related profession, working with wood and metal, such as carpenter or sheet metal worker. Industrial arts vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of industrial arts through assignments, tests and examinations.
Cooper: Coopers build barrels and related products made of segments of wood, like wooden buckets. They shape the wood, fit hoops around them, and shape the barrel to hold the product, which contemporarily is usually premium alcoholic beverages.
Tool grinder: Tool grinder perform precision grinding processes on metal objects and tools. They grind, sharpen or smoothen metal surfaces using the appropriate tools and instruments. Tool grinders follow tooling instructions and assure the processed workpiece meets the necessary specifications.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022