Auto Mechanics Tool List


 

Students enrolled in the Automotive Program will be required to furnish his/her own hand tools. Students in the program are given a list of required tools which can be obtained from one of several sources, with special student pricing programs through the College. Quality tool manufacturers include: Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Proto, Craftsman, SK, and others. First year student's tools will cost approximately $600 to $1,300, depending upon the brand of tools and the supplier. Second year tools will cost approximatley$800 to $1500 again depending on quality of tool purchased. Tools are an investment that will last a lifetime. A quality tool increases your productivity and helps to prevent injury.

Walla Walla Community College does not endorse any one brand or manufacturer of tools.

 

(General Automotive) Required Tool List:

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Socket Set - 1/4" Drive

  • 3/16" - 9/16" Standard Depth (6 Point)
  • 3/16" - 9/16" Deep (6 Point)
  • 5mm - 14mm Shallow (6 Point)
  • 5mm - 14mm Deep (6 Point)
  • Ratchet
  • Extension - 3", 6"
  • Flex/Universal Joint

 

Socket Set - 3/8" Drive

  • 5/16" - 7/8" Standard Depth (6 Point)
  • 3/8" - 7/8" Deep (6 Point)
  • 8mm - 19mm Standard Depth (6 Point)
  • 8mm - 19mm Deep (6 Point)
  • Ratchet
  • Extension - 3", 6", 12", 18"
  • Universal Joint
  • Fractional Universal Impact Socket Set 3/8" - 7/8" (Rec mid-depth)
  • Metric Universal Impact Socket Set 9mm - 19mm (Rec mid-depth)

 

Socket Set - 1/2" Drive

  • 7/16" - 1 1/8" Standard Depth (6 Point)
  • 7/16" - 1 1/8" Deep (6 Point)
  • 10mm - 25mm Standard Depth (6 Point)
  • 10mm - 25mm Deep (6 Point)
  • Ratchet
  • Breaker Bar
  • Extension 3", 6", 12"

 

Combination Wrenches

  • 1/4" - 1 1/4" Standard
  • 7mm - 24mm Metric

 

Tubing Wrenches

  • 3/8" - 3/4"
  • 10mm - 18mm

 

Hex (Allen) Wrenches

  • 050" - 3/8" Fractional
  • 2mm - 7mm Metric

 

Screw Drivers

Blade Type

  • Stubby
  • Pocket Screwdriver
  • 1/4" x 6"
  • 1/4" x 9"
  • 3/8" x 9"
  • 3/8" x 16"
  • Offset

Phillips

  • #2 Stubby
  • #1 Tip
  • #2 Tip
  • #3 Tip
  • Offset

 

Torx Bits Tamper Proof (Screwdriver or Sockets)

T-8, T-10, T-20, T-25, T-27, T-30, T-40, T-50, T-55

 

Pliers

  • Slip Joint 6"
  • Slip Joint 6"
  • Needle Nose 6"
  • Diagonal Cutter 7"
  • Channel Locks 12" (water pump)
  • Duck Bill Pliers 7 3/4" (ex. snap-on # 61ACP)
  • Vise Grip Pliers 10" (10WR)

 

Snap/Retaining Ring Pliers

  • Internal Retaining Ring Pliers
  • External Retaining Ring Pliers
  • Snap Ring Pliers (ex. Snap-On SRP2 style)

 

Files with Handles

  • Flat 10" Mill Bastard
  • Round 8" - 10"
  • Three Cornered

 

Hammers

  • 16oz Ball Peen
  • 160z Soft Faced Dead Blow
  • Hand Drilling 3 to 4 lb.

 

Punch and Chisel Set

  • Center Punch
  • Pin Punch - 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16"
  • Taper Punch 3/8", 1/2", 5/8"
  • Brass Punch - 3/4"
  • Cape Chisel - 5/16"
  • Cold Chisel - 3/8" - 3/4"

 

Pry Bars

  • Rolling Head 16"
  • Straight 16"

 

Brake Service Tools

  • Brake Spring Pliers
  • Spring Hold Down Tool

 

Safety Equipment

  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protectors (recommend ear muff type)

 

Electrical Tools

  • Digital Multi meter (Rec Fluke 87,88 or 1587)
  • Power probe Electric Circuit Tester
  • Remote Starter Switch
  • Insulation piercing test probes (ex EZ Hooks)
  • Wire Stripper/Cutter Pliers 8" (ex Snap-On PWCCS8)
  • Spark Tester - Ignition (Rec Adjustable Gap)

 

Small Tools

  • Pocket Flash Light
  • Pocket Knife
  • "O" Ring Pick Set
  • A/C, fuel line disconnect set
  • Inspection Mirror
  • Spark Plug Feeler Gauge (gap tool)
  • Feeler Gauge (Blade type)
  • Flexible Pick Up Tool (magnetic and claw type)
  • Tape Measure 12"
  • Hack Saw
  • Tubing Cutter
  • Gasket/Carbon Scraper (putty knife)
  • Air Blow Gun (Meeting OSHA requirements)

 

Tool Box

  • Roll Away with Key Lock

 


 

Second Year Student Tool List

 

Special Tools

  • Torque Wrench - 1/2" Drive (Snap-On Quality)
  • Micrometer - 0-1" or dial caliper 0-6
  • 3/8" Drive Air Ratchet
  • 1/2" Drive Air Impact Gun
  • Socket Set - 1/2" Drive Drive Impat 1/2" - 1"
  • Pry Bar Screwdriver style 30" or larger
  • Hand Operated Vacuum Pump
  • Compression Gauge
  • Feeler Gauge (Go-No-Go, blade type)
  • Door Panel Removal Tool

 


Student List - Advanced Level

  • Scan Tool - See Instructor for requirements and recommendations

 

 

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