Electrical Construction & Plumbing

Electrical Construction & Plumbing

Tool List

Electrical Maintainance Tool List

The following tools are required for students entering the Electrical Construction and Maintenance associate's degree or certificate programs.  The cost of the tools is approximately $350.  The annual cost of textbooks cost of textbooks is approximately $400.

Purchase only professional quality tools.  Past students have purchased tools at Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and specialty stores. Permanently mark each of your tools with your name or an identifying symbol  because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

There are two area vendors that sell discounted tools to students, Fastenal and Tinkertown Supply.  Tools purchased from either vendor can be delivered to the student's home during the summer, or delivered to the Electrical Laboratory at SUNY Delhi during the first week of fall classes. 
                           
Craftsman/Fastenal Tools            
607-431-9050 
                           
Roger Woodruff
Tinkertown Supply
866-TINKINC
rogerwoodruff@tinkinc.net  

If you prefer to pick up the tools yourself, there are two area vendors that can supply the items:

Drogen's Electric
Southside
Oneonta, New York
607-432-9010

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

Tom Ballard Jr.
Pickett Building Materials
6459 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-8391
tballard@pickettbuildingmaterials.com

*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.

Required Tool List:  

  • Electrician's leather tool holder with belt
  • 16 inch hacksaw with 12 inch blade,
        should be professional grade such as Lennox, Klein, Ideal, Craftsman 3554 or 3559
  • 18, 24, and 32 tooth hacksaw blade (2 of each)
  • Two, slot head screwdrivers
        3/16" blade X 4 " shank
        1/4" blade X 6" shank
  • One, Phillips head screwdriver,
        approximate size: #2 tip by 4" shank
  • One, 6" shank, screw-holding, slot head, screwdriver
  • 9" side-cutting pliers  (lineman's pliers)
  • Diagonal cutting pliers (6 or 7 inch)
  • Needle nose pliers  (6 or 8 inch)
  • 10 inch arc-joint pliers (pump pliers) Channelock or Craftsman
  • 8 inch adjustable wrench (crescent wrench)
  • 16 ounce claw hammer
  • 6 foot folding wood or fiber-glass rule (optional)
  • Scratch Awl
  • 9 inch magnetic torpedo level
  • Jack knife with 2-3/4 inch blade
  • Combination wire stripper, bolt cutter, and crimping tool
    This should be professional grade such as Klein, #45-777, Ideal #30-428, or equivalent. This should be type that strips wires at the Front of the tool.
  • Wire strippers, Ideal #45-215 or #45-315
  • Utility Knife with Retractable blade (Optional)
  • Tape Measure
  • Romex stripper (optional)
  • Tool Box 12" X 12" X 18" or smaller (optional) 

Purchase the following items at the Delhi Campus Bookstore when you arrive:

  • One pair of Safety Glasses with side shields
  • 12 inch architectural scale/rule
  • Drawing Template (Timely #61 Circuit Aid)
  • Hard Hat: A hard hat is required for some outside field projects.  If you already have one, we recommend that you bring it to campus with you. 
  • Two combination locks 

Plumbing, Heating & Pipefitting Tool List

Following are the tools required for those students entering the Plumbing, Heating, Pipefitting program for an associate's degree or a certificate.  The cost of the tools will be about $750.  In addition there will be the cost of Textbooks of approximately $700.

Purchase only professional quality tools. 

This list uses Rigid and other manufacturers' names and numbers only as a source of reference for students’ use in selecting tools for type, size, and quality. With tools the old adage applies "you get what you pay for." Past students have purchased tools at places such as Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and specialty stores. You must permanently identify each of your tools in some fashion because your classmates will all have the same or similar looking tools.

Preferred Vendor:

Tom Ballard Jr.
Pickett Building Materials
6459 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-8391
tballard@pickettbuildingmaterials.com

*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.

Tools Include: 

  • Roll of electrical tape
  • PEX tubing cutter
  • 12” straight pipe wrench
  • 14” straight pipe wrench
  • Cordless drill
  • 1 each for cordless drill;
    • ¼” hex drive bit
    • Flat head screw bit
    • #2 Phillips screw bit
  • Set of combination wrenches ⅜” through ¾”
  • Basin wrench
  • 6” adjustable wrench
  • 12” adjustable wrench
  • Rigid #15 tubing cutter 3/16” to 1 ⅛” capacity
  • Rigid #20 tubing cutter ⅝” to 2 ⅛” capacity
  • Stubby flat blade screwdriver
  • Stubby phillips screwdriver
  • Flat blade regular screwdriver
  • Phillips regular screwdriver
  • 5/16” nut driver
  • ¼” nut driver
  • Hacksaw
  • 16’ tape measure with ¾” or 1” wide blade
  • Torpedo level
  • Claw hammer
  • Wood chisel
  • 12” adjustable pliers
  • Cold chisel
  • Combination square
  • Metal or plastic tool box that can be locked with a padlock
  • Pocket knife
  • side cut pliers
  • needle nose pliers
  • left cut tin snips
  • right cut tin snips
  • multi-meter electrical tester
  • roll of plumbers emery cloth
  • one pound roll of lead-free solder
  • 6 oz. or larger soldering paste (flux)
  • Wire strippers
  • Set of allen wrenches
  • 2 carpenter’s pencils
  • sharpie type marker
  • hard hat
  • pair of clear lens safety glasses
  • roll of Teflon tape
  • 4 oz. or larger pipe dope
  • Awl
  • Turbo tip soldering torch
  • 14 oz. Propane or MAPP gas cylinder
  • Package of shop rags
  • Box of adhesive bandages

The approximate cost of these tools is $750. 

Please note: Students will not be allowed to participate on lab without hard hat, safety glasses, leather work shoes, and work clothes. Students are expected to have tools and safety equipment with them the first day of classes.