If you do a lot of crafting and DIY projects that involve brass, you may be considering upgrading your brass cutting supplies. If this is the case, you need tools and supplies that fit your small workshop space rather than larger industrial size options. If this sounds like your current situation, here are three brass cutting supplies to consider that may be ideal for your smaller workshop.
1. Benchtop Tubing Cutter
A benchtop tubing cutter can give you a stable and safe alternative for cutting multiple brass tubing sizes. If you do projects where brass tubing is used, such as outdoor fountains, then you probably use a hand-held cutting device or something similar in size. The benchtop models range in sizes but attach securely to your workbench or table. They give you a precise cut and help you to maintain the evenness of the cut that you will need. Keep in mind; smaller non-mounted tubing cutters may be difficult to stabilise and may lead to crooked cuts.
2. Laser Cutter
When you think of laser cutters, you may think of large industrial models. The truth is, there are smaller cutters that can be placed in smaller workshops. These laser cutters can help you cut brass sheets, pipes and other forms of brass metal that needs cutting and fitting for your projects. The laser cutters can handle engraving as well. This gives you one machine that can handle the majority of the tasks you will need to do with brass cutting. They can handle other metals as well, giving you a versatile piece of equipment with a moderate investment.
3. Automated Sheet Metal Cutters
If you deal with primarily sheet metal or sheet brass, then you need a cutter that can handle several tasks. The cutter needs to be precise, offer clean and sanded down cutting edges and can be programmed to handle specific measurements. This is especially true if you are using the brass sheet metal for countertops, backsplashes or similar projects. You can do this with an automated sheet metal cutter. These are similar to the laser cutting machines, but they may not handle engraving options. These cutters come in various sizes to fit your workshop and the work area you have. Some are also portable for mobile projects.
If any of these options sound ideal for your needs, visit your local industrial or home improvement supply business. They can help you with the different types of cutting supplies and finding the right ones for your needs. They can also show you a range of options within your price range and ones that may be suitable for larger projects if your project scopes change.