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Old 08-14-2009, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by old fords
Today me and dad went and bought the tools for my diesel mechanics program. They ended up costing $1225. Here is what I got
Cougar 1/4 inch socket set sae
Cougar 1/4 inch socket set metric
cougar 3/8 socket set sae
cougar 3/8 socket set metric
cougar 1/2 socket set sae
cougar 1/2 socket set metric
wright tool 6 piece screwdriver set
wright tools hack saw
otc 18inch jimmy bar
4 sets of elkind hex keys
3 piece channellock pliers set
wright metric and standard nutdriver sets
ball peen hammer
wright metric and standard combination wrenches
3 piece wright adjustable wrench set
mayhew punch set
new tape measure
irwin 5 piece vise grips set
robin air ac gauges
es automotive multitester
It took all my savings plus $300 to get. I have been saving and am glad to finally get them so I can start college next week
Great start on tools, but just figure that if you are seriously going to pursue diesel repair on a fulltime basis, that $1200+ is going to seem like pocket change over the years. Both of my nephews are diesel mechanics and started with their dad when they were little. They have been aquiring tools ever since and now are into it for close to six figures. Between both nephews and their dad, you'd probably be looking at close to $400,000+ in equipment if not more Then again, all three are John Deere specialist along with working on heavy equipment and Big Rigs. They pretty much don't have to buy anything else to get anything done.

So as you go along in life, buy what you can, when you can, because you will need it on down the road. Now all you have to do is start shopping for that 96" Snap-On tool box.

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