Exposing the Tool Brands Inside the Make48 Trailer

This past week, Badger Nation was fluxxed with makers from around the country. Make48 was in Madison, Wisconsin for the second stop on our city series tour with Midwest Prototyping and we were pumped to see all the teams work with these amazing products.


To create prototypes you need tools, and do we have some of the best brands for the teams and our tool techs! We’re giving you a look at the tools in the Make48 trailer for The Bodgery event. Guess what, we’ve got more than hammers in there! Take a look at some of our sponsors for the Madison-Bodgery event.



One of Make48 longtime supporters, ShopBot Tools has always been the standard when it comes to CNC routing. At each Make48 event, ShopBot sends one of their Road-Warriors to be a Tool Tech. In this series, Chris Burns was our Wichita tech and also joined the team in Madison!

ShopBot is one of the largest producers of digital fabrication equipment for small-to-mid sized manufacturing, DIY, and education markets. All of their ShopBot tools are designed, built in, and supported from their Durham, NC headquarters.




The Restorer is a versatile tool that refinishes and re-purposes wood, metal, concrete and fiberglass for new projects or to reinvigorate an old project. The patented benchtop tool was developed by Robert Kundel Jr., the COO of Kundel Industries.


With this state-of-the-art tool, you’ll be able to explore new possibilities with antique furniture, old metal and more! People love the Restorer, and it shows in the testimonials from professionals and DIY enthusiasts. It's the tool you never knew you needed.




Lincoln Electric was founded in 1895, in Cleveland, Ohio with an initial $200 investment. When it comes to welding equipment, not many can reach the lofty standards set by Lincoln Electric.


For 125 years,Lincoln Electric has guaranteed the durability and effectiveness of provided solutions for industries around the world. They offer everything you need for your welding & cutting, filler metals, automation, safety & ppe needs, as well as a spectrum of welding training programs at your fingertips. With the industry’s leading team of experts and the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions, Lincoln Electric continues to advance innovation and deliver measurable values to their customers.



Make48 started working with TotalBoat last year for the Maker Series. We’re so glad they wanted to continue their support with our City Series! Since 2012, TotalBoat has been making the highest quality, marine-grade products money can buy. What started out as a handful of durable repair products for hands-on DIY boaters, has grown to include a range of expert solutions for Makers of all kinds, from seascape artists to inland woodworkers. If you want to create your own ‘river table’ and turn a piece of wood into a piece of breathtaking epoxy resin art, it is one of the best tools to use. Like their customers, TotalBoat are makers too!




Meet the company who are woodworkers themselves. For over 30 years, the Iowa brandKreg Tool has helped customers improve their builds. With a tool for every task, Kreg Tool is the heavy duty solution for making rock-solid wood projects and long-lasting repairs... and will make your projects go faster and easier. Explore their extensive 800+FREE project plan library on their site and build something awesome!




If you're a DIY enthusiast, you knowWagner Spray guns are one of the best brands of paint sprayers. They have led the industry in innovative spray guns for both home improvement, commercial painting and industrial finishing for decades. Wagner supports their customers through innovation, high tech engineering, quality manufacturing and service.

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