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Festool

https://www.festoolusa.com/

Festool's passion for high-quality power tools has continued for more than 90 years. They share this fascination with their users and fans. Festool's products make life easier for professional tradespeople – and help them to achieve perfect results faster. Festool always think systematically, right down to the finest detail. Over 350 patents, 80 awards, for both the products and company. And, above all our satisfied customers are a testament to their innovative success.

SawStop TableSaw Technology

 https://www.sawstop.com/

What if you could stop a saw blade and prevent a serious injury? That sounds like a really good idea.

Today, that idea is protecting woodworkers in tens of thousands of SawStop table saws in North America and around the globe. We are proud to say that it was our idea, but we are most proud that woodworking is now safer.

Here at SawStop, we make table saws. Our saws, besides being the highest quality and best-featured saws in their market segments, feature the ability to detect contact with skin and stop the blade in less than 5 milliseconds.

The SawStop story is about a small company with a big idea. The technology was invented by Dr. Steve Gass in 1999, and the business was started by Dr. Gass and three other friends.

In 2004 the first SawStop Table Saw was sold. In the years between then and now, our saws have saved thousands of fingers. The combination of safety, 

Kreg Tools

https://www.kregtool.com/

Kreg Tool Company is the leader in pocket-hole technology. From Kreg Jigs® to fully-automatic machines, Kreg offers simple solutions that have changed the way thousands of woodworkers join wood. In addition, Kreg offers other innovative tools for clamping, joining, routing, cutting, measuring, and more.

Thompson Lathe Tools Sharpening

Tips and instruction on how to sharpen and maintain lathe tools; bowl gouges, spindle gouges, skews, scrapers, etc. 

MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas)

MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas) is probably the easiest welding process to learn.  It is basically a hot glue gun for metal.  In FAB Studios, we almost exclusively use this process for welding mild steel. 

 

M.I.G. Welding - (Metal Inert Gas) - a.k.a. GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding

 

Gas Welding (Oxygen Acetylene Welding)

Torch Welding is the oldest form of welding we do here.  It is a very good process to learn as a prerequisite for TIG Welding as well as an introduction to flame/torchworking.  Torch Welding also offers the ability to join dissimilar metals together through a process called brazing.

 

Gas Welding - a.k.a. Torch Welding or Oxy-Acetylene Welding

TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas)

TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is the most advanced process of welding we do in FAB Studios.  It is helpful to learn other processes of welding to gain some experience with metal working before jumping into this process.  While TIG Welding is the most difficult to master, this process offers the most control and the ability to weld materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (with mild steel being the easiest, and aluminum being the most difficult due to material properties).

 

T.I.G. Welding - (Tungsten Inert Gas) - a.k.a. GTAW Gas Tungsten Arc Welding