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Tools for the trailer build

    You may be wondering what tools have come into play for this trailer build. Here’s a handy list of everything I’m using in my tiny 3rd-floor apartment workspace to git ‘er done.

    Each item includes a link to a corresponding HomeDepot.ca or Amazon.ca page (no affiliate nonsense, no worries) so you can check it out & order if needed for your kit. You can likely find everything at other online sources or your local hardware outlet too.

    Workbench (duh)
    I wanted something compact & portable that could be moved around & stowed away if needed in my apartment. This thing fits the bill.
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/black-decker-workmate-425-30-inch-folding-portable-workbench-and-vise/1000105450

    Mitre saw (cordless) & aluminum blade
    Cutting square tubing perfectly straight with a hacksaw or cutting wheel on a Dremel is no easy task, so I got a proper tool to ensure clean 45 & 90deg cuts.
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi-18v-one-cordless-7-1-4-inch-compound-mitre-saw-tool-only-/1000734787
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/diablo-7-1-4-inch-x-56-tooth-carbide-tipped-circular-saw-blade-for-aluminum-cutting/1001048909

    Cordless drill
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi-18v-one-cordless-3-8-inch-drill-driver-kit-with-1-5-ah-battery-and-charger/1001534805

    Titanium drill bits
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi-titanium-drill-bit-set-21-piece-/1000740754

    Dremel rotary cutting tool
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dremel-4300-series-120v-corded-rotary-tool-kit-with-variable-speed-and-accessory-case-45-accessories-/1000753260

    Propane/MAP torch
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bernzomatic-ts8000kc-max-heat-torch-kit/1000539664

    Aluminum brazing rods
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0000CBJGI/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00012Y0FS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Heat blocking putty
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B017T23T18/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Rivet gun
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/arrow-rt187shk-1-handed-swivel-riveter-kit/1001200625

    Assorted files
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/husky-multi-purpose-file-set-10-piece-/1000681029

    Sheet metal snips
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwaukee-tool-10-inch-left-cut-aviation-snips/1000730460

    Edge folding brake
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/wiss-hvac-folding-tool-12-/1000682232

    Hacksaw
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/stanley-solid-frame-high-tension-hacksaw/1001534010

    Steel wire brushes
    I got the same set as this at my local dollar+ store for $4CAN; lol.
    https://www.amazon.ca/Stainless-Masonry-Bristle-Scratch-Cleaning/dp/B08D6WVCBH

    Safety goggles
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/workhorse-frameless-safety-glass-clear-lens/1000432786

    Cut-resistant gloves
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/firm-grip-cut-resistant-hi-vis-l-/1001412140

    Clamps, clamps & clamps
    Various clamp types come in handy, as with any project.
    2″ spring: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/anvil-2-inch-spring-clamp/1001127536
    2½” C: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bessey-bessey-2-1-2-inch-900-lb-drop-forged-c-clamp-with-1-3-8-inch-throat-depth/1000816966
    6″ bar: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bessey-bessey-6-in-600-lb-clutch-style-bar-clamp-w-2-1-2-inch-throat-depth/1001200657
    36″ bar: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bessey-bessey-36-in-600-lb-clutch-style-bar-clamp-w-2-1-2-inch-throat-depth/1001200652
    90° square angle: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bessey-90-degree-corner-clamp/1000816604

    Vibration absorbing pads
    The hardwood floors in my apartment building are like amplifiers for the downstairs neighbors, so something is needed to attenuate vibration & noise while using power tools to cut & polish metal parts. These work fine.
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/connect-a-mat-connect-a-mat-24-x24-anti-fatigue-foam-mats-black-white/1001028401

    J-B Weld marine epoxy
    In case I need to bond stuff to the telescoping frame members where neither brazing nor rivets are appropriate.
    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/j-b-weld-marineweld-mfr-part-8272f/1000723654

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