Power Tools and Equipment


Here is a list of the power tools and equipment used in the making of animatronics:


  • Bench grinder (small)

  • Bench grinder

  • Drill press

  • Bandsaw

  • Belt sander (small)

  • Belt sander

  • Air compressor

  • Welder

  • Chop saw

  • 4 inch angle grinder

  • 3d printer

  • 3d scanner

  • Lathe

  • Milling machine (bench top)

  • Milling machine


An individual with a small workshop isn’t necessarily going to have all of these tools, but some of the tools listed will prove invaluable from the start. I would include a small belt sander and drill press in that category. Others, while very useful, can be difficult to accommodate in a typical home workshop (like a full-sized milling machine).