Project: Shop Outfitting

Shop Outfitting

Oh no! Due to a terrible miscommunication, the contractors demolished the scene shop with everything inside!  The contractor grudgingly agreed to rebuild the shop at no cost, but they refuse to pay for tool replacement.  The university’s insurance will pay up to $25,000 to replace the destroyed equipment.  Your job is to prepare a purchasing list for the insurance company.  We won’t be able to get a big chunk of money like this again anytime soon, so don’t leave anything out.

The Details

For this project you will need to produce a list of tools for the City Tech shop.  Include both hand and power tools, and don’t forget vital accessories like air hoses, extension cords, spare blades and the like.  You will not need to buy hardware or lumber, just tools.  Make sure to get tools that meet the needs of our shop: we have a large crew of unskilled users, the tools must be used for class and for work, and the tools must accommodate the type of work that is typical in our scene shop.

Checklist for your reference:

For this project you must turn in a list of tools for the shop that includes at least the following information:

  • Tool description (table saw, claw hammer, radial arm saw, etc)
  • Manufacturer name
  • Model number
  • Quantity to be purchased
  • Vendor to purchase from
  • Price per tool
  • Total cost of tools

Grading Criteria

You will be graded by the completeness of your work, as well as the appropriateness of your tool choices.   For example, given the large size of our crews, it would be foolish to buy only 1 narrow crown stapler.  See the Sample Tool List for an idea of how to organize your information.

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