Electrical Construction & Refrigeration

Electrical Construction & Refrigeration

Tool List

Electrical Maintenance 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

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 approximately $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, Lowe's, 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 SUNY Delhi  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            
607-431-9050                            
www.tinkinc.net 

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.

                
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
607-724-2451

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

  • Hammer (8 oz.) ball peen similar to Klein #803-8
  • Screwdriver, 4-way or equivalent, similar to Klein #19505
  • Wrench set, boxed and open, 1/4" through 1"
  • Allen wrenches(long version)) (hex key) 7 sizes, 5/64" through 1/4", 12" long
  • Socket set, 1/4" drive set
  • Hacksaw, 12" minimum, 32 teeth per inch
  • Adjustable wrenches, 6" and 12"
  • Pliers, lineman type 9"
  • Adjustable pliers, (groove joint or water pump) 10"
  • Pliers, needle nose 6"
  • Steel measuring tape - 8'
  • Two padlocks
  • One pair safety glasses
  • One pair leather palm gloves
  • One pocket thermometer - 30-120 degrees Fehrenheit
  • One hand held Propane Torch (or Torch Kit) with Propane Tank(for soldering up to 5/8 copper tubing)
  • 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