Metalsmithing Tools (1)


If you want to become a metalsmith, you’ll have to invest in tools and equipment. And it’s a serious investment if you want to make your profession out of it. I have put together a package with basic tools I use myself almost daily. It holds the materials that you can use to get started. Because before you continue with the next steps such as drilling, polishing and soldering (that set will be available shortly) you need to start with the basics.

I have picked out the best tools for the job. Decent tools will save you a lot of work. When I got started, I started out with some cheaper tools seeing as I had invested so much already. Within a few months I had to replace these tools because they just couldn’t do the work. So please safe yourself some money and invest in proper tools right away. I am aware that this set is quite the investment. Don’t forget that you are saving a lot of money by not having to pay for a course or education. The tutorials I post on my website are and will remain free. No strings attached.


With these materials, that I have put together very carefully, you can make a wonderful start in the world of metalsmithing:

  • A caliper
  • A metal compass
  • A scribe tool
  • A metal ruler
  • A square hook
  • Gold smithing hammer
  • A plastic hammer without backlash
  • Pointed nose pliers
  • Rounded nose pliers
  • Flat jaw pliers
  • Head cutting pliers
  • Gold smith saw
  • Bench pin with anvil
  • 100 Saw blades 2/0
  • Set of 6 needle files
  • Flat hand file
  • Hand file handle
  • 8 Sheets of sanding paper in 4 different grits
  • 8 Sanding paper sticks in 4 different grits
  • Brass plates (2 pieces) 1,5 mm thick, 100 x 50 mm long
  • Brass wire, 1,5 mm thick, 1oo cm long

Next to these items, you can really use painter’s tape, a pencil and gom, drawing paper and a candle stick (for smooth sawing).