TMTechnologies

WHATS NEW & STUFF WE RECOMMEND

  • Welcome

    Welcome to TM Technologies

    "TM" stands for "Tools & Methods" which is what we provide to metalworking professionals and enthusiasts around the globe. We offer top-quality gas welding supplies, hand tools and shaping machines, for sheet metal fabrication, restoration, and repair. Our workshops, classes, and instructional DVDs share and preserve the best centuries-old metalworking techniques gathered from master craftsmen over the past 40 years.

  • Power Hammer

    NEW - TM Multi-Post Air Power Hammer

    From aircraft to art metal, and hotrods to harleys, this new machine shrinks, shapes, stretches, flanges any metal from 12-gauge steel to .3003, and even planishes the softest metals beautifully. It is one of the fastest, safest, hardest-hitting and most versatile sheet metal shaping machines on the market. Three interchangeable lower posts are available that allow more forming operations. Read more

  • Propane Welding

    The Advantages of Propane Welding

    Everyone who takes my classes knows I'm a big proponent of oxy-acetylene welding. But in some states, regulations on transporting this gas have tightened, and I've received calls from customers looking for another option. Propane welding fit the bill perfectly. We developed a new line of tips (like the Rosebud at left) and special hoses for our Meco Torch specifically for propane welding. Read more

  • The Goblet Dolly

    Hail Dent Repair - Goblet Dolly & DVD

    Ever wish you had an easy way to get those annoying hail dents of our your auto, aircraft, motorcycle, or boat without getting tangled up in a complicated repair or worrying about having to repaint an entire panel? Here's a nifty little gizmo I created, just to solve that problem (the handy companion DVD offers pointers). Read more

  • Flow-Forming?

    What the heck is Flow-Forming?

    Are you tired of hammering your flanges over or knocking them down flat? Hammering, shrinking, and stretching metal can be time-consuming and can wear out your arm. Why not use a time-saving power tool instead? This handy system doesn't beat up the metal, and you'll be surprised at how fast you can make parts.
    See all of our Flow Forming Products

METALWORKING FAQs & ARTICLES

Metalworking Faqs

Metalworking Q & A

  • FAQs: The Tinman Answers
    Kent answers hundreds of customer questions on rust removal, welding, soldering, brass, cast iron, TIG vs. torch, bead rollers, brakes, bending, sheet metal, and more.

  • Getting Started in Metalwork
    Ever wondered what the "essential" tools are? Kent takes you through hand tools, welding equipment, and forming machines, and what you need when.
Articles

Fun reading

  • Articles by the Tinman
    “How-To” articles and photos, some previously published in Sport Aviation, Experimenter, Custom Planes, and Auto Body Repair News.

  • Thanks for your Assistance
    Photos from appreciative customers showing how TM products solved their metalworking conundrums.

ABOUT OUR TOOLS

  • Our Tool Philosophy
    Why we don’t sell every metalworking tool on the market, just the...

  • "Why we’re “Made in the U.S.A.
    Many tool and machine companies are manufacturing off-shore to save money. Not us, and here’s why...

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    We carefully choose and manufacture all of our products, If you are un-satisfied with any purchase for any reason, we will cheerfully & promptly refund your money.

Tips from the Tinman


Brazing Aluminum

Kent White demonstrates brazing aluminum while repairing a damaged aircraft wheel pant

Workshop News

Alaska Workshops

ALASKA Workshops The Last Great Frontier!

We had three great workshops in Alaska this year hosted by Aviation North Expo in Fairbanks, Metal Magic in Kenai, and Bob’s Services in Anchorage. We went on a field trip to see a beautifully made Bearhawk, did a big pullmax overhaul, traded a lot of metal tips, and enjoyed some really incredible scenery. Workshop Home

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Our 20th Anniversary

It’s our 20th Anniversary!

Enjoy some of Kent's favorite photos from our first 20 years, including some wild restoration and repair jobs. Read More

Step-by-Step

Making Curved Flashings

Making Curved Flashings

Kent covers the basic steps involved in shaping and forming this set of beautiful curved copper flashings. See More

Keep up with Kent

Keeping Up with Kent