Required Tools of the Trade

A minimum set of required tools for diesel and automotive mechanics include:

  • One (1) 1/4" inch drive socket set both shallow & deep sizes
        3/16-1/2 and 5mm-14mm
  • One (1) 3/8" inch drive socket set both shallow & deep sizes 1/4"-13/16" and 10mm-19mm
  • One (1) 1/2" inch drive socket set both shallow & deep sizes 1/2"-1-1/2" and metric as needed
  • One (1) combination wrench set 1/4" to 1-1/2"inch
  • One (1) hex wrench set SAE and Metric .050" to 3/8 and 1.5mm to 10mm and a 14mm
  • One (1) fuel line wrench set SAE and Metric 5/16" to 3/4"and mm to equivalent
  • One (1) each of an adjustable wrench sizes six, eight, and twelve inch
  • Screwdrivers six piece set varying in sizes (three flat and three Phillips)
  • One (1) each Pliers standard slip joint, adjustable joint, needle nose
  • One (1) each Pliers standard locking, straight, curved, and needle nose
  • Set (1) Nut Drivers 1/8" to 1/2"
  • One (1) each Hammers 12oz, 20oz, 4lb, 24oz. Bronze, 48oz dead blow
  • One (1) Multi-purpose / pry bar
  • One (1) flashlight
  • One (1) high impedance volt test light
  • One (1) feeler gauge set
  • One (1) pliers type cutter
  • One (1) crimper (wire)
  • One (1) chisel / punch set six pc.
  • One (1) 3/8" drive torque wrench
  • One (1) 1/2" drive torque wrench
  • One (1) mobile tool storage unit of sufficient capacity to hold all tools above
  • One (1) Tire Gauge
  • One (1) appropriate Oil Filter Wrench
  • One (1) combination wrench set 7mm to 19mm