Tool Information

Shasta College Automotive Technology recommends that all students provide their own hand tools.  Below is a list of tools that should be a part of any basic tool set.   Snap-On, Craftsman and other vendors offer discounts for students.  See your instructor for details.

 
Tool List
  • Small carrying tool box
  • Combination wrench set 3/8 to 3/4 inch
  • Combination wrench set 6 to 19 millimeter
  • Open and box wrench sets similar to above
  • 1/4” drive socket set 1/4 to 1/2 inch
  • 1/4” drive extensions
  • 1/4” drive ratchet
  • 1/4” drive to 3/8” drive adapter
  • 3/8” drive to 1/4” drive adapter
  • 3/8” drive socket set 3/8 to 3/4 inch
  • 3/8” drive deep socket set 3/8 to 3/4 inch
  • 3/8” drive socket set 6 to 19 millimeter
  • 3/8” drive deep socket set 6 to 19 millimeter
  • 3/8” spark plug sockets 5/8 and 13/16
  • 3/8” drive ratchet
  • 3/8” drive 3 inch extension
  • 3/8” drive 6 inch extension
  • 3/8” drive 10 inch extension
  • 3/8” drive universal
  • 3/8” drive 75 lb/ft torque wrench
  • 3/8” drive to 1/2” drive adapter
  • 1/2” drive to 3/8” drive adapter
  • 1/2” sockets 7/16” to 1”
  • 1/2” impact sockets 7/16” to 1”
  • 1/2” extensions similar to above
  • 1/2” ratchet
  • 1/2” breaker bar
  • 1/2” drive universal
  • 1/2” drive 150 lb/ft torque wrench
  • Misc. screwdrivers (phillips and common)
  • 8 oz- ball-peen hammer
  • 48 oz ball-peen hammer
  • Rubber or soft face hammer
  • Pry bar
  • Center and drift punches
  • Chisel set
  • Feeler gauge set
  • Hacksaw
  • Slip joint pliers (water pump pliers)
  • Side cutter pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Adjustable pliers
  • Tape measure graduated in millimeters and inches
  • Safety glasses
  • Flashlight​
  • Vernier caliper 0” to 6”
  • Digital Volt-Ohmmeter
  • “Mighty-Vac” Vacuum tester