Tool Loans

Tool kits and Drill kits are available for loan either on a daily basis or longer term.


The tool kits give a good range of  high quality hand tools to cover general day to day workshop use. More specialised tools are available at the George Porter staff reception counter.

Borrowing the kits. Tool kits may be loaned either from the George Porter shop or from the Print Unit, floor 15 of the Arts Tower. When you borrow a tool kit you must show your U-Card and have signed the online tool agreement form (here). Staff will check the toolkit is correctly equipped and your loan will be recorded on our central database.


Returning the kits. Please dust off the tools and box. If anything has broken let the staff know when you return the kit. If it's reasonable wear and tear you won't be charged. If you lose items however we will ask you to pay a £30 fine for small items and up to £300 for expensive items. The toolkit is your responsibility while on loan. If the kit is lost or stolen you will be asked to pay a £300 fine to cover the full replacement cost.


Hand Tool Kits
Location: George Porter Machine Shop (22) and Print Unit (8)
Traffic light: GREEN
Can be used unsupervised after instruction. 

Tool Kits Contents: Screwdriver set, 300mm Rule, 150mm Rule, Nail punch set, Centre punch, Hammer, Hacksaw, Tenon saw, Pliers, Wire cutters, Stanley knife, Tape measure, Adjustable square.


Drill Kits
Location: George Porter Machine Shop (7) and Print Unit (3)
Traffic light: GREEN
Can be used unsupervised after instruction.

Drill Kit contents: Drill, Impact Driver, Side Handle, Multi-purpose drill bits, Spade bits (wood only) Full driver bit set.


What's the difference between drills and impact drivers? This video explains.

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