Introduction to Shop Tools

The "SHOP TOOLS" section will be a continuously updated section of the SPE Extrusion Division 1-0-Wiki. It is worth repeating that one of the purposes of the SHOP TOOLS section of the 1-0-Wiki and Division Newsletter is to provide information to help you minimize your costs by having the correct tools immediately available to operators and setup personnel.

Searching for tools, while the line is down, is probably one of the most wasteful practices in an extrusion shop. Think about it: does it make sense to have a $400/ hour ($6.70/minute) line down while an operator looks for a $15 broom, a $10 flashlight, or a $50 Allen wrench? Have a place for tools and keep tools in their place.

  • Barrel Brush
  • Brass Brushes
  • Brass Rod
  • Brass Scrapers
  • Breaker Plate Recess Ring
  • Brooms
  • Dew Point Meter
  • Digital Camera
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlights
  • Forms
  • Gauntlets
  • High Temperature Anti Seize Compound
  • Laser Pointers
  • Log Book
  • Manuals
  • Millivolt Source
  • Mold Release Spray
  • Phone Tone Generator
  • Pi Tape
  • Pin Gages
  • Portable Hoists and Tables
  • Pressure Transducer Hole Cleaning Kit
  • Pyrometer - Contact
  • Pyrometer - Hand held
  • Safety Equipment
  • Safety Glasses
  • Sandpaper
  • Scales
  • Screw Pushers
  • Screw Rack - Moveable
  • Spare Die and Adapter Bolts
  • Squeegee
  • Stearic Acid Flake and Powder
  • Stethoscope
  • Stop Watch
  • Tape Measure
  • Torch
  • Torque Wrench
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Voltmeter
  • Wrenches