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HVAC & Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Tool List

The Following tools are required for students entering the HVAC or the Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Associate Degree or Certificate programs.  The cost of the tools is apaproximately $675.  The annual cost of Textbooks is approximately $300.

The list includes some manufacturers names and numbers only as a source of reference. With tools the old adage applies "you get what you pay for." Past students have purchased tools at Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, and specialty stores. Permanently identify each of your tools with your name or a symbol because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

There are three area vendors that sell discounted tools to students.  Tools purchased from these vendors can be delivered to the student's home during the summer, or delivered to the HVAC/Refrigeration Laboratory at Delhi College during the first week of Fall classes. Ace Hardware is next to the Campus and purchased tools can be picked up there. 

Craftsman/Fastenal Tools            

Haggerty Ace Hardware
Price Chopper Plaza
Delhi, NY 13753

Tom Ballard Jr.
Pickett Building Materials
6459 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
*Tools can be delivered to campus, or picked up in person at the store. Please order early to allow reorder time for out of stock items.

Some of the specialized HVAC trade tools may only be available from an HVAC distributor that supplies HVAC contractors.  One of these dealers who works closely with the College is:

Meier Supply
3 Louisa St
Binghamton, NY 13904

Meier Supply will also deliver student ordered tools to the College during the first week of classes.

Look in your Yellow Pages for other specialized HVAC or Refrigeration distributors.

Required General Tool List


  • Compressor service ratchet wrench (4" one) similar to Ritchie #60613
  • Tubing cutter, (Small Imp) for cutting copper tubing 1/4" to 7/8" diameter, similar to Ritchie #60121
  • Tubing cutter, full size, for cutting copper tubing  3/8" to 1 - 5/8" diameter, similar to Ritchie #60102
  • Flaring tool kit 1/4" to 5/8" similar to Imperial Eastman #697780
  • Swaging tool kit 1/4" to 5/8" similar to Imperial Eastman #193s
  • Ammeter similar to Amprobe Model #RS3
  • Copper fitting brushes 1/4" to 5/8".
  • Refrigeration dual gage manifold set with hoses.
  • Two access valve core removers (type that will physically remove core while system is under pressure similar  to Ritchie #18990.)
  • Volt ohm multi-meter with ohms times one scale.
  • Tool box of adequate size to hold tools on this list.

Total approximate cost of tools - $675.00



Specialized HVAC Trade Tools
Last Updated: 6/10/16