Building Construction - Student Required Tool List

The following is a tool list for all building construction students. We do not endorse any vendor. We do suggest that you buy good American-made tools which are accurate and dependable to last your lifetime. It is recommended that these tools be insured under the parents' or the student's homeowners' insurance.

First Semester

  • Safety glasses with side shields Z87
  • 16' - 30' push pull tape
  • 100' tape measure
  • 16-20 oz. smooth-faced trim hammer
  • 22-24 oz. framing hammer
  • 8 point handsaw
  • 2’ level
  • 4' Level Starrett MPH 48, Stanley
  • Fat Max, Stanley Fat Max Extreme, Stabila 196-2 or equivalent
  • Screwdrivers - basic set - Phillips & regular
  • 6" Stanley low angle fully adjustable block plane
  • Set of 4 chisels: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1"
  • Nail apron
  • 100' chalk box
  • Utility knife and blades
  • Cat's paw
  • Framing square (with rafter tables)
  • 2' wrecking bar or wonder bar
  • 12-oz. or heavier plumb bob
  • 8" adjustable end wrench
  • 6” locking C-clamp pliers
  • Aviation snips
  • Combination square - 12"
  • Mud pan or plasterer's hawk
  • Drywall rasp
  • Drywall jab saw
  • YELLOW hard hat - type AB
  • Hacksaw with blades
  • Spade drill bits 1/2", 5/8”, 3/4"
  • Lufkin 6’ Red End Standard Brick Mason’s Folding Rule #636
  • 9 - 11" brick trowel forged – NO KOBALT BRAND
  • Mason’s line blocks
  • 100' braided nylon mason's line
  • Brick hammer 18 – 24 oz. – NO KOBALT BRAND (2) 3-1/2” brick chisel
  • Barrel or concave Jointer – Masonry ½” x 5/8”
  • Marshalltown, Rose Bon, Kraft or equivalent – NO KOBALT BRAND
  • 16" magnesium concrete float
  • 8”-10: concrete finishing trowel
  • Steel concrete edger
  • Rubber boots
  • Workbench brush
  • 13-piece set of drill bits with index - 1/16"-1/4" HS
  • 2”, 4”, 6", 8” and 12" taping knives
  • Circular saw 7-1/4" with combination blade
  • Cordless drill or drill/impact driver combo kit
  • Random orbital sander and assorted grits of compatible sand paper
  • Extension cord - grounding type - 50' minimum
  • Inexpensive Plastic Parka (Cold Weather)
  • Rain slicker
  • Work gloves
  • Dust masks - 3M - Model 8210, for insulation
  • Two (2) sets Khaki pants are required
  • Work boots
  • Ear protection (plugs or muffs)
  • Construction Master 5 or Construction Master Pro calculator
  • Architect ruler – must have ¼” scale
  • Stanley 37” poly tool chest – or comparable
  • 30” Drafting T-square
  • 6” Drafting triangle
  • 2 padlocks (key or combination)

Students will be informed at the beginning of each semester as to what textbooks will be required for instruction during that semester. You may visit the Wellsville campus bookstore’s website for prices and ISBN numbers.

Second Semester

In addition to the first semester tools, the following are needed:

  • Sliding T-bevel, 8"
  • 1 pair stair gauges
  • Compass Scriber (for carpentry)
  • 16 oz. hammer
  • Coping saw
  • Counter sink bit for screws
  • 10-point hand saw - 20"
  • Nail sets - set of four

Third Semester

In addition to the requirements of first two semesters, the following items are needed:

  • Spade bit set (1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1")
  • 2 1/8" hole saw
  • Memory stick
  • Knee pads
  • Putty knife
  • 2" paint brush (trim or sash brush)

The student will be responsible for the care and safeguarding of his/her and the college's tools and equipment.