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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Tool List

Each student entering the Automotive program is required to have their own tools and some supplies by the end of the first week of classes. The brand and quality of tools is up to the judgment of the student, however, it is strongly recommended that only professional grade tools be purchased. This is a MINIMUM required tool and supply list but ANY additional tools and supplies are welcome.

These tools represent a significant expenditure of money, but their purchase should be looked at as a lifetime investment, and not as just another college expense.

Student toolboxes are kept in the Automotive Laboratory building during the school year. A locked space is provided to ensure adequate security.

First Year Tool List

(1) Tool box (We suggest a type and quality that you can expand on. Please choose a tool chest that is 30" or less in width. If you need more room, consider the "stacking" type. A tool chest with rollers will make things easier, but it is not required).

Hand Tools

  • (1) Set of slotted tip screwdrivers
  • (1) Set of Phillips tip screwdrivers
  • (1) Gasket scraper
  • (1) 6" Diagonal cutting pliers
  • (1) 10” Vise grip pliers
  • (1) 6" Slip joint pliers
  • (1) 6” Needle nose pliers
  • (1) 12” Channel lock pliers
  • (1) 2-pound ball peen hammer
  • (1) Plastic tip hammer
  • (1) Feeler gauge set: up to .040"
  • (1) Spark plug wire gauge (round) from .025" to .060"
  • (1) Set of METRIC combination wrenches: 7mm thru 19mm
  • (1) 10” Adjustable wrench
  • (1) 5/8" spark plug socket (3/8 drive)
  • (1) 13/16" spark plug socket (3/8 drive)
  • (1) 19 mm deep ½" drive impact socket (6 point)
  • (1) 21 mm deep ½" drive impact socket (6 point)
  • (1) 22 mm deep ½" drive impact socket (6 point)
  • (1) 1/4" drive METRIC socket set: 4mm thru 13mm
  • (1) 1/4" drive universal joint
  • (1) 1/4" drive ratchet
  • (1) 1/4" drive 3" extension
  • (1) 1/4" drive 6" extension
  • (1) 3/8" drive METRIC socket set: 8mm thru 19mm (6 point)
  • (1) 3/8” drive DEEP METRIC socket set: 8mm thru 19mm (6 point)
  • (1) 3/8" drive universal joint
  • (1) 3/8" drive ratchet
  • (1) 3/8" drive 3" extension
  • (1) 3/8" drive 6" extension
  • (1) 3/8" drive to 1/4" drive adaptor
  • (1) 3/8" drive to ½" drive adaptor
  • (1) 3/8" drive torque wrench (up to 75 foot lbs.)
  • (1) 3/8” drive breaker bar (12”)
  • (1) ½" drive to 3/8" drive adaptor (impact)
  • (1) ½" drive torque wrench up to a min. of 175 foot pounds
  • (1) 6" steel ruler (1/32" graduations)
  • (1) Digital tire inflator with pressure gauge
  • (1) Rubber tip air blow gun
  • (1) Fender covers
  • (1) SET of STANDARD flare nut wrenches: 3/8" thru 11/16"
  • (1) SET of METRIC flare nut wrenches: 9mm thru 21mm
  • (1) Set of Torx male sockets: T10 thru T60
  • (1) Five piece punch and chisel set
  • (1) 8' tape measure
  • (1) Tire valve core remover
  • (1) Brake spring pliers
  • (1) Brake hold down spring compressor tool
  • (1) Universal brake spoon
  • (1) 4 piece awl small hook and pick set
  • (1) Magnetic Pick up tool (telescoping)
  • (1) Inspection Mirror (telescoping / 2”)


Electrical Tools

  • (2) Alligator Jumper wires (14 gauge wire: 24" minimum length)
  • (1) Battery terminal cleaning brush for side terminal batteries
  • (1) Battery terminal cleaning brush for top terminal batteries
  • (1) Automotive test light (12v / normal impedance / non-digital)
  • (1) Pocket LED cob light (extra batteries)


Digital Multi-meter (*Snap-On model required)

  • (1) Auto-ranging digital multi-meter (DVOM) - Snap-On tools model EEDM504D is required.
  • (1) Extra DVOM fuses – Snap-On part# EEDM504B1 (pkg. of 3) and EEDM504B2 (pkg. of 3)


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

  • (1) Safety glasses or goggles.
  • (1) Dust/mist respirator equivalent and hearing protection/earplugs
  • (1) Hearing Protection (basic protective earmuffs)


*AOS PROGRAM ONLY

  • (1) Welding helmet and gloves


Approximate Cost: $125 - $300

Total Estimated Cost of Tools: $800 - $3,000 (Depending on tool manufacturer, tool quality, warranty etc.) There will also be a cost for books of approximately $350.

Vendors for Tool Purchase

Snap-on Tools
Gary Condlin
Industrial Account Manager
8098 Devaul Rd
Kirkville, NY 13082
315-307-0286 (Office)
315-491-7769 (Cell)
Can be ordered directly from company and delivered to the student's home during the summer or delivered to the Automotive Laboratory at SUNY Delhi during the first week of fall classes.

Craftsman and Fastenal Tools
607-431-9050
Can be ordered directly from company and delivered to the student's home during the summer, delivered to the Automotive Laboratory at SUNY Delhi during the first week of fall classes, or be picked up in Oneonta, NY at any time.

Delhi Automotive and Truck Supplies
170 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
607-746-2168

Haggerty Ace Hardware
Price Chopper Plaza, Delhi, NY 13753
607-746-8810

Other sources of general tools are Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears, etc. Specific questions about tools should be directed to the program faculty.