The tool-, jig- and die-maker manufactures a wide variety of equipment, for example, pressing tools, jigs and gauges. These products are used by operators to mass-produce other products and parts.
In tool-making this artisan produces devices that hold metal while it is shaved, stamped or drilled. The toolmaker makes gauges and measuring devices used in manufacturing precision parts.
Jigs are devices used to clamp pieces of metal or other material in a required position and to guide the tools being used. This eliminates the need to mark and position pieces of work individually.
These artisans construct dies (forms) to shape metal used in stamping and forging operations. Moulds are also made for die-casting and for moulding plastics.
The tool-, jig- and die-maker may also build and repair worn or damaged dies, gauges and fixtures.