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Student Tool Requirements

 

Please remember - the quality of your tools often forms part of your first impression and reflects to everyone the seriousness with which you take your trade.

Students must have personal protective equipment (PPE) to participate in training.

 

Tools Required for Training - 100 level students
  • Tool Box or Bucket with liner
  • Framing hammer 20 oz. + or -
  • 25 or 30 foot tape measure - Without printed fractions!
  • Tool pouch system
  • Nail extractor (shark tooth style)
  • Carpenter pencils
  • Speed square
  • Chalk box
  • Utility knife
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Multi-bit screwdriver
  • Phillips & square drive bits (6 ea)
  • Drive bit holder
  • Nail sets
  • Drill bit with countersink
  • Architects rule
  • Calculator (w/ rise, run, diag)
  • Small (3 x 5) notebook
  • Graph paper (40 sheets)
  • Clear 30/60/90 triangle
  • Mechanical pencil

 

Tools Required for Training - 200 level students
  • Plumb bob
  • Dry line
  • 16 x 24 framing square w/ tables
  • Rafter/stair gauges (2)
  • 2 / 4 / 6 foot level(s)
  • 100' metal tape
  • Set of wood chisels
  • Hand saw
  • Set of twist drill bits
  • Set of spade bits
  • Cordless drill
  • Block plane
  • Surform plane
  • 12 inch combination square
  • 10 inch + crescent wrench
  • Wonder bar (flat bar)
  • Compass scribe

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety glasses
  • Work boots- see syllabus specs
  • Hard hat
  • Work gloves
  • Dust filter mask
  • Hearing protection
  • Rain suit
  • High Visibility Vest or outer layer

 

Additional Tools: These tools are recommended but not required. Your specific needs should be considered when acquiring these tools for workforce readiness/self-employment.  
 
  • Wrecking bar
  • 4' T-square
  • Tin/metal snips
  • Sliding t-bevel
  • End nipper pliers (farrier style)
  • Vice grip pliers
  • Four in one rasp/file
  • 2 @ 12 inch quick grip clamps
  • 7 inch circular saw (skill saw)
  • Sawzall
  • Jigsaw
  • Sliding compound miter saw
  • Extension cords (10 gauge)
  • Compressor & air hose
 
  • Framing and Finish nailers
  • Ladder (s)
  • Sanders (RO and Belt)
  • " electric hammer drill
  • Portable table saw
  • Miter saw stand
  • Router
  • Individual fall arrest system
  • Locking tool box (truck)
  • Laser level/builder's level
  • Portable Jointer self employment
  • Portable surface planer - self employment
  • Generator - self employment
 
 

All tool purchases utilizing awarded funds must have price quotes pre-approved & signed by the Carpentry Instructor.

Funding sources - Always check the date of the list

 

Send mail to david.blum@ghc.edu with questions or comments about this web site.
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Last modified: 01/09/14