Before you can start welding you are typically going to need to cut and shape the metal to be welded. For light gauge sheet metal body work that's going to mean tin snips. For heavier sheet you likely want shears, pneumatic or electrically powered or at the very least our compound leverage nibbler. For structural steel tube Eastwood's got a 10" miter chop saw that makes chassis fabrication a breeze. For really tough jobs nothing can cut thru like the power of an oxy-acetylene torch. We even have a hole punch that can accurately produce holes in metal up to 16 gauge with just leverage.
Aviation Snips, usually called Tin Snips are must have tools for body work, and rust repairs . Tin Snips allow you to make clean straight or curved cuts in sheet metal. Whether you are fabricating a patch panel or trimming the panels already on the car, good quality snips make it easy. We offers a wide selection of Wiss Aviation Snips and Eastwood Tin Snips to handle all of your fabrication needs.