Autobody Repair Freshman Equipment List
Craftsman Student Tool List For Auto Body and Auto Collision Repair Curriculums
It’s getting that time of year. The time when all of the automotive tech school students need to start buying their tool sets for class. Did you know you can equip your new Craftsman toolbox with Craftsman tools? Craftsman hand tools have the best warranty in the industry. Better than Snap-on, Matco, Blue Point and all the others. You can’t go wrong with Craftsman Tools!
I have put together a typical tool list for the Auto Body, AUTO COLLISION Repair Programs. The list from your school may include a few more items than what I listed here, but if you get the items on this list you will be 95% there.
One thing I have noticed with tool lists from various schools. Sometimes the list will have specific sets of sockets or specific wrench sets and sizes that don’t match up to any of the Craftsman tool sets. I’m pretty sure this is because another tool company helped develop the list for your school. Talk to your instructor, most of the time these lists are more like guidelines. For example, Craftsman sells a “17 inch pry bar. The tool list states “18 inch pry bar.” As long as you get a quality pry bar “about” 18 inches, the instructor will ok your purchase.
Most tech programs don’t have room at the school for large tool boxes. Check with your instructor to find the right size box. I have included at the end of this list the new Craftsman Contour Boxes. Be the first to own one!
Sears Does Not Make It Easy To Buy All Your Tools!
Sears does not have an easy way to select and order all your tools. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible here so just follow my directions below.
Get signed up for the Craftsman Club and the Sears Shop Your Way Rewards Programs. The Craftsman Club gives you special deals every month on quality tools and the Sears SYWR gives you points for your purchase that you can use anytime to buy more items at Sears, Kmart or Lands End.
I suggest buying the sale items here and having as many items as possible delivered to your local Sears. Why? This will give you the best prices (online price is usually better than in the store) and it will save the most on shipping costs.
Sears usually has the best sale prices on Sears.com but they also offer a 20% student discount off the REGULAR PRICE of SELECT tools at your full-line Sears store. Check with the store to find these particular items. Most Sears Hometown and Hardware stores will also honor this discount. You must have your student id with you and the discount is off the retail price, not the current sale price.
Note: I laid the list out into items: Name, Sears Item #, and a link directly to the item on Sears.com. Click on the link here to go to the product page. Then log in at Sears.com. Add the item to your cart from there. Sears.com will keep track of the items and give you the best price. Be sure your profile includes your Shop Your Way Rewards and Craftsman Club Numbers. Once you log into Sears you can come back here as often as you need to and the Sears Shopping Cart will keep track of your items.
Auto Body, AUTO COLLISION Repair Program
Typical Student Tool List
Craftsman 21 pc. Drive Tool Accessory Set Description: 21 pc. Ratchet Accessory Kit. Includes 1/4 Drive 2″, 4″. 3/8 Drive 3″, 4″, 8″, 11″. 1/2 Drive 5″, 11″. Universal Joints 1/4″, 3/8″ Sears Item No: 00942283000
1/4 Drive Sockets & Ratchets
1/4 in. Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet Description: 1/4 Drive Ratchet Sears Item No: 00944807000
Craftsman 6 in. Spinner Handle, 1/4 in. Drive Description: 1/4 Spinner Drive Handle (Screwdriver Handle) Sears Item No: 00943393000
Craftsman 10 pc. Standard Socket Set, 12 pt. Standard, 1/4 in. Dr Description: S.A.E. 6 Point Shallow Sears Item No: 00934560000
9 pc. Standard Easy to Read Socket Accessory Set, 6 pt. Deep, 1/4 in. Drive Description: S.A.E.- 6 Point Deep Sears Item No: 0093456100
Craftsman 10 pc. Metric Easy to Read Socket Accessory Set, 6 pt. Standard, 1/4 in. Drive Description: Metric 6 Point, Shallow Sears Item No: 00934532000
Craftsman 9 pc. Metric Easy to Read Socket Accessory Set, 6 pt. Deep, 1/4 in. Drive Description: Metric 6 Point, Deep Sears Item No: 00934562000
3/8 Drive Sockets & Ratchets
3/8 in. Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet Description: 3/8 Drive Ratchet Sears Item No: 00944811000
Description: 3/8 to 3/4- 6 Point, Shallow Sears Item No: 00934537000 Craftsman 9 pc. Standard Easy to Read Socket Accessory Set, 6 pt. Standard, 3/8 in. Drive
Description: 3/8 to 3/4- 6 Point, Deep Sears Item No: 00934539000 Craftsman 9 pc. Standard 6 pt. Deep, 3/8 in. dr. Easy-to-Read Socket Accessory Set
Description: 8 mm to 19 mm- 6 Point, Shallow Sears Item No: 00934541000 Craftsman 9 pc. Metric Easy to Read Socket Accessory Set, 6 pt. Standard, 3/8 in. Drive
Description: 8 mm to 19 mm- 6 Point, Deep Sears Item No: 00934545000 Craftsman 9 pc. Metric 6 pt. Deep 3/8 in. dr. Easy-to-Read Socket Accessory Set
Craftsman 7 pc. Easy-To-Read Spark Plug Accessory Set Description: Sears Item No:
1/2 Drive Sockets & Ratchets
Note: Not all schools require a set of 1/2 inch drive sockets. Check with your school before purchasing these.
1/2 in. Drive Quick Release Teardrop Ratchet Description: 1/2 Drive Ratchet Sears Item No: 00944809000
Craftsman 1/2 in. dr. 18 in. Flex Handle Description: 1/2 Breaker Bar 18″ Sears Item No: 00944202000
Craftsman 9 pc. Metric 12 pt. 1/2 in. dr. Easy-to-Read Socket Accessory Set and Craftsman 5 pc. Metric 12 pt. 1/2 in. dr. Easy-to-Read Socket Accessory Set Description: 12mm to 24mm- 6 Point, Shallow Sears Item No: 00934573000 and Sears Item No: 00934574000
Craftsman 9 pc. Standard 12 pt. 1/2 in. and Craftsman 5 pc. Standard 12 pt. 1/2 in Description: Sears Item No:
Lisle 12 Piece Super Torx Bit Set This set includes the T40 T45 T50 required for most courses. Description: Sears Item No:
Standard, Combination Wrenches, 12 pt
26 pc. Standard 12 pt. Combination Wrench Set
Description: 16 regular length wrenches (1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16, 1, 1-1/16, and 1-1/8 in.) and 10 midget wrenches (13/64, 15/64, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 3/8, and 7/16 in.) Sears Item No: 00946935000
Metric, Combination Wrenches, 12 pt
26 pc. Metric 12 pt. Combination Wrench Set
Description: 16 regular length wrenches (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22mm) and 10 midget wrenches (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11mm). Sears Item No: 00946936000
L-Shaped Hex Wrenches (Allen Wrenches)
Craftsman 26 pc. Standard and Metric Ball End Hex Description: Allen Wrenches Sears Item No: 00946274000
Craftsman 4 pc. Pliers Set Description: 7″ Combination (slip joint), 12″ Tongue and Groove, 7″ Diagonal Cutting (side cutting), 8″ Needle Nose
Craftsman 3 pc. Adjustable Wrench Set Description: Craftsman 3 pc. Adjustable Wrench Set Sears Item No: 00944664000
Craftsman 2 pc. Locking Plier Set includes 10 WR and 7R Pliers Description: Craftsman 2 pc. Locking Plier Set includes 10 WR and 7R Pliers Sears Item No: 00945712000
Craftsman Wire Cutter-Stripper and Crimper Pliers, Up-Front, AWG Wire Description: Wire Stripper/Cutter Sears Item No: 00973575000
8 pc. Screwdriver Set Description: 4 Straight Blade Pro 2 Phillips, 1 Straight Blade Stubby, 1 Phillips Stubby. Sears Item No: 00947202000
Craftsman Ratcheting Magnetic Screwdriver with Bit Storage Description: Ratcheting Screwdriver Style Bit Driver with the following bits: #1 & #2 Phillips Torx T10, T15, T20, & T25 Sears Item No: 00947144000
Craftsman 16 oz. Ball Pein Hammer Description: Craftsman 16 oz. Ball Pein Hammer Sears Item No: 00938465000
Astro Pneumatic 7 Piece Body and Fender Set Heal Dolly (optional) Description: Astro Pneumatic 7 Piece Body and Fender Set Sears Item No: 00919799000
Lisle 3 pc. Body Trim Tool Set Description: Trim Pad Removing Tool x Sears Item No: 00947320000
Inside-Door-Handle-Removing Tool x
Craftsman 1-1/4 in. Chisel Stainless Putty Knife Description: Craftsman 1-1/4 in. Chisel Stainless Putty Knife Sears Item No: 00994815000
Craftsman Professional 3 in. Scratch Awl Description: Craftsman Professional 3 in. Scratch Awl Sears Item No: 00941612000
Craftsman Rolling Wedge Bar Description: Long Line Up Punch 12- to 16-inch Craftsman Rolling Wedge Bar Sears Item No: 00942892000
Stanley 8m/26 Metric/English Tape Rule Description: Stanley 8m/26′ x 1 in. Metric/English Tape Rule LeverLock Sears Item No: 00972788000
DeWalt Radius Safety Glasses – Clear Lens Description: DeWalt Radius™ Safety Glasses – Clear Lens Sears Item No: 00990958000
Socket Rails, Clips and Drawer Liners: Note, Craftsman makes a few different styles of socket holders but most professional mechanics prefer the Hansen Socket Trays. If you order the new Stadium Box you do not need socket organizers.
Hansen 1/4″ dr. Metric Socket Tray Description: 1/4″ dr. Metric Sears Item No: 00933931000
Hansen 1/4″ dr. SAE Socket Tray Description: 1/4″ dr. SAE Sears Item No: 00933934000
Hansen 3/8″ dr. Metric Socket Tray Description: 3/8″ dr. Metric Sears Item No: 00933932000
Hansen 3/8″ dr. SAE Socket Tray Description: 3/8″ dr. SAE Sears Item No: 00933935000
Hansen 1/2″ dr. Metric Socket Tray Description: 1/2″ dr. Metric Sears Item No: 00933933000
Hansen 1/2″ dr. SAE Socket Tray Description: 1/2″ dr. SAE Sears Item No: 00933936000
Craftsman Non-slip Drawer Liner Roll Description: Craftsman Non-slip Drawer Liner Roll Sears Item No: 00965514000
Note: Some schools set the maximum size of toolbox you can bring to the school. Most have a Max Size: of 27″ wide x 20″ deep. Before you purchase a larger box be sure to check with your instructor.
26-1/2″ 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Tool Cabinet Lower Roll Cabinet ONLY Sears Item No: 00912737000
Here are the latest tool storage boxes from Craftsman! Be the first to own these new innovative cabinets!
28-Inch Contour Storage Combo Description: 8-Drawer, 28-Inch Contour Storage Combo Sears Item No: 00929683000 & 00929684000
43-Inch Contour Power Storage Combo Description: 10-Drawer, 43-Inch Contour Power Storage Combo Sears Item No: 00929685000 & 00929686000
26-Inch Stadium Organization Combo Description: 26-Inch Stadium Organization Combo Sears Item No: 00929687000 & 00929688000
The Craftsman 6-Drawer, 26-Inch Stadium Organization Combo holds over 90 drive sockets in 1/2, 3/8 or 1/4-inch sizes. Top chest with 16-gauge steel construction, fully welded seams and secure latching. With 6 drawers, trays, cubbie storage and more Craftsman 26-Inch Stadium Organization Top Chest: 5,954 cu. in. of storage