Metal fabrication is a skill that will always be useful. It requires experience, knowledge, skill, and the right tools. This video goes over some of the most important tools a metal fabricator will need to accomplish his work.
The first thing you need is an air compressor. It’s recommended to get the biggest air compressor you can afford. This will have an effect on the rest of the tools that you are able to get and how you can use them, so it’s worth a hefty investment.
The next tool you need is a cutoff wheel. It can be air-powered or electric. Electric is less expensive and more powerful, but may not handle the same way as an air-powered cutoff wheel. You can use it to cut off pretty much everything.
Remember that you will also always need to purchase accessories for you tools. Proper eye and hand protection, as well as different discs and blades for your saws and cutoff wheel, will be required.
You will also need an angle grinder for sanding and grinding the edges of the metal you’re working on. For more information on metal fabrication tools and how to use them, check out the video in the link above.