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Automotive Technology Student Tool List

Student Hand Tool List

The student hand tool list covers all areas and indicates the tools a student will need to be employed and successful. A majority of employers indicate that potential employees need a basic hand tool set to be employed as an entry-level automobile technician:

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Safety glasses

Blowgun rubber tip (OSHA approved)

Battery post cleaner

Brake spoon

Brake spring tool (return)

Brake spring tool (hold down)

Gasket/carbon scraper

Hacksaw

Files (with handle): 

Flat 10" coarse, 6" fine 

Round 10" coarse, 6" fine

Spark plug gap gauge

Wire brushes:  Large and small

12' tape measure

Continuity test light

Remote start switch

Allen wrench sets:  1/16"   3/8" and 2 mm 10 mm

Feeler gauges:  .04 - 1.0 mm and .002 - .035

Creeper

Magnetic pick-up tool

Squirt oilcan

Tire pressure gauge

Compression tester

Digital volt ohm meter (DVOM), 10 amp minimum

Soldering gun

Vacuum pump

Vacuum gauge

Toolbox:  Roll away (15,000 cubic inches)

Wrenches: 

                Combination 3/8" 1" and 10 mm 22 mm

                Ignition 1/8"   3/8"

                Flair/Line: 4 pc.  3/8" 7/8" and 10 mm 19 mm

Adjustable/Crescent:  10" and 6 "

Socket Sets:

                3/8" drive:  6 PT Short 3/8" 1"

                3/8" drive:  6 PT Deep 3/8" 1"

                3/8" drive:  6 PT Short 10 mm 22 mm

                3/8" drive:  6 PT Deep 10 mm 22 mm

Extensions 3/8 Drive 1", 3", and 6"

Spark plug sockets:  5/8" and 13/16"

3/8" drive ratchet handle

3/8" drive torx (male) T-10 T-60

3/8" drive torx  inverted E6 E16

3/8" drive universal flex

3/8" drive adapter 3/8" to 1/2"

1/2" drive 6 PT short 1/2" 1 1/8"

1/2" drive 6 PT deep 1/2" 1 1/8"

1/2" drive 6 PT short 10 mm 22 mm

1/2" drive 6 PT deep 10 mm 22 mm

1/2" drive ratchet handle

1/2" drive breaker bar

1/2" drive extensions 3" and 6 "

1/2" drive torque wrench (click-type) 25-150 ft lbs.

1/2" drive universal flex

1/2" drive adapter 1/2" to 3/8"

Pliers:

All purpose

Wire strip/crimp

Needle nose

Side cutter

Locking (vise grip)

Slip joint (channel locks)

Hose clamp

Battery clamp

Snap ring

Screwdrivers:

Common (slot):

                Stubby

                Pocket

                6", 8", 10", 12" and offset

                12" - .037

Phillips:

                Stubby

                Pocket

                6" #1, 2, and offset

                12" #1

Hammers:

Ball peen 16 oz.

Dead blow 32 oz.

Sledge 3 lb.

Punches/Chisel:

5/8" cold chisel

4" center punch

3/8" taper punch

1/4" and 1/8" pin punch

Pry bar with handle  24"

Fender cover

Coolant hydrometer

Serpentine belt tool

Quick disconnect couplers 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", and 1/2"

Nut driver set:  3/16" 1/2" and 5 mm 11 mm

Sliding dial caliper, 6"

Pocket flashlight

Pick tool set

Extension adjustable mirror

6" "C" clamp

Oil Filter wrench
Drop Light