Required Tools

Required Tools

The following items and tools are required so that you will have a basic amount of equipment to enter your future vocation:

Safety glasses with clear lenses to be worn during lab periods.  Please note that this is a New York State Safety regulation which will be enforced starting the first day of classes. 

Leather work shoes (no athletic shoes) and clothes suitable for a diesel shop environment.  Since a large portion of your time will consist of actual mechanical work, these are required for your protection.

  • Leather welding gloves
  • Ear plugs
  • Lockable tool storage cabinet with wheels.
  • Flashlight
  • Wrenches:
    • Combination:  1/4 in to 1 1/4 in and 5mm to 22mm
    • Flare:  3/8 in to 3/4 in and 7 mm to 21mm
    • Hex (Allen):  5/64 in to 3/8 in and 1.25 mm to 10 mm 
      (Socket type are recommended)
  • Socket drivers:
    • Ratchets:  1/4 in,  3/8 in,  1/2 in
    • Flex handles:  3/8 in,  1/2 in
    • Breaker bar:  1/2 in
  • Extensions:
    • 3 in and 6 in long for 1/4 in, 3/8 in, and 1/2 in drives
  • Socket adapters:
    • 1/2 in to 3/8 in,  3/8 in to 1/2 in,  3/8 in to 1/4 in
  • Socket Sets:
    • 1/4 in drive:  7/32 in to 1/2 in and 5mm to 13mm
    • 3/8 in drive:  3/8 in to 13/16 in and 9mm to 19mm
    • 1/2 in drive:  3/8 in to 1 1/4 in and 17mm to 30 mm
  • Sparkplug sockets:
    • 5/8 in and 13/16 in
  • Torx drivers:
    • Male set:  8T to 60T
    • Female set:  8T to 50T
  • Screwdrivers:
    • Phillips:  #1 and  #2
    • Flat blade:  1/8 in by 4 in,  1/4 in by 6 in,  5/16 in by 8 in,  3/8 in by 12 in,  5/16 in by 2 in
  • Hammers:
    • 1 lb and 2 lb ball peen and soft face hammer
    • Punch and chisel set
    • Rolling wedge bar (lady slipper)
  • Pliers:
    • Common slip-joint, needle nose, locking (vice grip), arc joint (water pump), 
    • 6 in or 7 in diagonal cutters, internal and external snap ring
  • Hack saw with blades
  • Files:
    • Round and flat
  • Gasket scraper
  • 1 in putty knife
  • Tape measure
  • 6 in rule
  • Feeler gauge
  • Wire crimping/striping pliers
  • 40 watt soldering iron
  • Test light
  • Digital multi-meter with infrared temperature measurement and frequency that is comparable to the models available from Sears/Craftsman or Snap-On.

We have special arrangements for the purchase of the required tools with Snap-On, Sears/Craftsman, and the local NAPA store (all tools are professional quality and carry a lifetime guarantee).  To receive specific information from these vendors, please contact Mr. Daniel Sturtz for Snap-On tools (phone/fax: 315-637-1852, email address:Dan.R.Sturtz@snapon.com) or Mr. Dale Connor for Sears/Craftsman tools (phone: 315-437-8181 or 800-724-4753, email address: DConnor@hs-e.com). 

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