Automotive Technology Program
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
- Henry Ford
  
 
Required Starter Tool List

Each student enrolled in the automotive program should have the following tools listed to receive full benefit of the shop exercises requirements of the program.

1/4" Square Drive Tools
  • fractional standard socket set 3/16" thru 1/2" (6 pt. recommended)
  • fractional deep socket set 3/16" thru 1/2"
  • metric standard socket set 6 mm thru 12 mm (6 pt. recommended)
  • metric deep socket set 6 mm thru 12 mm
  • ratchet
  • 2 extensions (suggested 3", 6")
  • universal joint
3/8" Square Drive Tools
  • fractional standard socket set 1/4" thru 7/8" (6 pt. recommended)
  • fractional deep socket set 1/4" thru 7/8"
  • metric standard socket set 6 mm, 8 mm thru 19 mm (6 pt. recommended)
  • metric deep sockets 6 mm, 8 mm thru 19 mm
  • 2 spark plug sockets, 5/8" and 13/16"
  • ratchet
  • adapter - 1/4" F x 3/8" M
  • 3 extensions (suggested 3", 6", 10")
  • universal joint
  • speeder handle
1/2" Square Drive Tools
  • fractional standard socket set 7/16" thru 1 1/8"
  • fractional deep socket set 7/16" thru 1 1/8"
  • metric standard socket set 10 mm thru 22 mm
  • metric deep socket set 12 mm thru 22 mm
  • metric deep impact set (optional)
  • ratchet
  • adapter - 3/8" F x 1/2" M
  • 3 extensions (suggested 3", 6" 12")
  • breaker bar
Wrenches
  • standard combination box - open end wrenches, 1/4" thru 1 1/4"
  • metric combination wrenches, 7 mm thru 24 mm
  • standard Hex hey wrenches .050" thru 3/8"
  • metric Hex key wrenches 2 mm thru 7 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm
  • metric flare wrenches 10 mm thru 17 mm
  • standard flare wrenches 3/8" thru 3/4"
  • adjustable wrench - 10" or 12"
Pliers
  • combination (slip joint) 6"
  • diagonal cutting
  • needle nose 6"
  • adjustable joint (channel lock) 12"
  • locking jaw 10"
Screwdrivers
  • 3 - straight blade
  • 3 - Phillips screwdrivers - 1#, 2#, 3#
Torx Set (screwdrivers and/or sockets)
  • set Torx drive screwdrivers 10 pcs. or Torx Driver socket set, T-8 thru T-55
Chisels and Punches
  • center punch
  • pin punches 1/16", 3/32", 3/16" and 1/4"
  • taper punches
  • chisels - 1/2", 5/8"
Miscellaneous Tools
  • air blow gun
  • plastic tip hammer
  • ball peen hammers - suggested 16 oz. and 32 oz.
  • safety goggles/glasses (instructor approved)
  • tire pressure gauge
  • flat file - fine 12" with handle
  • gasket scraper, 1"
  • carbon scraper, 1"
  • rolling head Pry bar
  • 12-volt test light
  • flashlight, rubberized - with batteries
  • feeler gauges - flat, metric and standard graduations
  • measuring tape
  • jumper wire set (with various adapters)
  • inspection mirror
  • magnet pickup tool
  • digital multimeter, 10 mega-ohm impedance with Frequency, RPM, Duty Cycle, Dwell, and Pulse Width
Top Tool Chest or Bottom Cabinet
  • Lockable with 5,500 cubic inch minimum capacity suggested
NOTE: Students may purchase the listed tools from any source they choose. However, quality is an important consideration. The college has arranged student discount programs that offer top quality tools. Please check with automotive instructor to locate tool vendors. In addition to the basic tool set, each student will be required to provide suitable shop clothes for lab classes: 2 shirts (long or short sleeve), 2 tee shirts, 2 trousers (permanent press preferred). Trousers shall be dark blue, shirts light or dark blue.

The above tools are minimum required for lab participation. Please check with instructors if the requirement prohibits your enrollment.
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