(Bending & Cutting)
• Bending Metal
– vise & hammer
• Cutting Metal
Small (#1) Screwdriver
• Fits the pesky screw on the battery cover
of the joystick.
All VEX parts (except
the joystick) use two
sizes of hex keys
(3/32 & 5/64).
Each robot kit has
two hex keys.
These hex wrenches
• Ball-end hex drivers can be used to at an angle.
• T-handle hex wrenches give you more torque.
• Use for scrimmages in the classroom.
• Up to 4 robots can be enabled/disabled and set
to autonomous operation or driver control.
Use pliers to grasp, hold, and bend.
Using pliers to turn nuts or screws will scratch nuts and
damage the threads on screws.
Remove stripped screws by grasping their heads and
turning with a pair of pliers.
slip-joint J.M. Gabrielse
• Use to bend or hold
• Jaws can crush things.
• Clamp to a heavy table
• Do not clamp to a
The vise won’t fit in the toolbox. J.M. Gabrielse
Put metal in the vise and hit with
the hammer to bend it.
• You must wear safety glasses when
working with metal.
• So must everyone else nearby.
• Mark (with a marker) where you want the metal
• Secure in a vise so the jaw closes just below the
• Tap with the hammer until the metal bends at
the desired angle.
• Measure (count holes or use a ruler)
• Mark (use markers on metal)
• Remeasure: “measure twice, cut once”
• Secure in a vise
• Place hacksaw on mark and pull
backwards several times to start a groove
• Pull back & forth to cut
(except the saw)
in the toolbox .