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Tools for a lifetime of learning. 

You will not need your tools for the first day of class. You are welcome to start purchasing tools if you prefer. However, the instructor will inform you of several tool discount programs available to students on the first day of class.

Estimated tool fee is $1,000 to $2000.

Several tool brands we have student discounts up to 50% off include:

  • Snap-on
  • Mac
  • Craftsman

1/4" Drive

• Metric Sockets 4mm-17mm
• Deep Metric Sockets 6mm-17mm
• Extensions In Various lengths
• Ratchet
• Universal

3/8" Drive

• Ratchet
• Metric Sockets 7mm-21mm
• Deep Metric Sockets 7mm-21mm
• Extensions  3/6/9 and 18 or 24
• Universal
• 5/8" Spark Plug socket
• 13/16" Spark Plug Socket
• 3/ 8 X 1/4 Adapter
• Hex Bit Socket Set 1/8" - 3/8"
• Torx Set T8-T60

1/2" Drive

• Ratchet
• Metric Impact Sockets 13mm-36mm
• Metric Sockets  13mm-32mm
• Deep Metric Sockets 13mm-32mm
• Deep Metric Impact Sockets 13mm-36mm
• Extensions  3/6/12
• Universal
• Reversible Lug Sockets
• 1/2 X 3/8 Adapter
• 1/2" Drive breaker bar
• 1/2 X 3/8 Impact Adapter

Air Tools

• 3/8" Air Ratchet
• 1/2" Impact Gun ( QUALITY=Torque)
• Tire Pressure Guage  150psi  (Digital display is preferred)
• Air Chuck
• 1/4" NPT air fittings( See Instructor)
• Blow Gun or Tool

Hand Tools

• DVOM/ multimeter/multitester   (Spend the $$ and get a quality one around $100.00)
• Metric Combination Wrenches 6mm - 24mm
• Pry bars 8-36"
• Adjustable Pliers Set
• Needle Nose Pliers Set
• Large Tongue and Groove Pliers  4-5"
• Long Reach Needle Nose Pliers
• Gasket Scraper
• Feeler Gauges .010-.035
• Feeler Gauges Metric
• Spark Plug Gapping Tool
• Adjustable Wrench  6/8/12"
• Long Allen Wrench Set SAE
• Long Allen Wrench Set Metric
• Bronze Hammer
• Dead Blow Hammer
• Rubber Mallet
• Locking Pliers 10"
• Punch and Chisel set
• Putty Knife
• Diagonal Cutters
• Wire strippers
• Wire crimping tool
• Snap Ring plier set
• Pick set
• Magnetic pick up tools
• Miniature pick set (NOT A LOCK PICK SET)!
• Screwdriver set
• Torx type screwdriver set
• Tape Measure
• Tire Tread Depth Guage
• Brass Punches
• Metric Flare Nut Wrenches 8mm-16mm
• 1/2" Drive Torque Wrench Digital Snap On ( See Rep)
• Circuit tester/probe
• Ball Peen Hammers - Various
• Inspection Mirrors
• Flashlights
• Pocket Pen Light
• Impact Driver
• File Set
• EZ Outs  ( Broken bolt and stud removal)
• Single edged razor blades
• Radiator Hose Pliers                                                                              
• Electrical Tape
• Jumper wires
• Back probe pins or t-pins
• Electrical tape

You will be required to store and maintain your own tools in a rolling cart or cabinet that locks.
ALL TOOL BOXES ARE NOT TO EXCEED 48".

Optional Tools

• Air Powered Die Grinder
• Ratcheting Screwdriver
• Pocket Screwdrivers
• 3/8 Drive Crows Foot Wrenches 7-16MM
• Zip Ties
• Mechanics Gloves
• Tire Valve removal tool
• Latex Gloves
• Brake Caliper Collapsing tools
• Wire Brush (both small and large)
• Radiator Hose Picks

Any questions, please see the instructor.