Woodworking Technician

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Student supplied toolkits

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • Safety boots or shoes (CSA Approved)
  • Safety glasses (CSA Approved) or goggles over prescription eyewear
  • Hearing protection (optional)

Tools for term 1 (approximately $300)

  • Pocket calculator (For MATH1227 course and shop use)
  • Combination Imperial & Metric tape measure (10' preferred)
  • Paint / wood scraper (minimum 9” length, pull type)
  • Block plane
  • Set of chisels (long shanks): 1/4", 1/2", & 3/4"
  • Dovetail saw (fine tooth point preferred)
  • Combination square (45° - 90°), (metal preferred)
  • Sharpening stone; combination fine (1000grit) / superfine (4000 grit) water stone
  • Hammer - 10 to 16 oz.
  • Screwdriver sets: Robertson (3 sizes; red #8, green #6 & yellow #4), Phillips (#1, #2) Slot (2 sizes)
  • Driver bits for Robertson #4, #6, and #8 screws (2” length preferred)
  • 1 1/4" putty knife (metal preferred)
  • Utility knife
  • Set of High Speed Steel drill bits (1/16" to 3/8") (Brad point tips preferred)
  • 4" C clamps, minimum quantity of 2
  • 8 GB - 32 GB USB Drive
  • Portable tool box (20” to 22”), plastic or metal, and lock (so the box can be locked in the shop)

Additional tools for term 2 (approximately $100)

  • Set of Allen keys – Metric (1.5mm to 10mm) & Imperial (1/16” to 3/8”), short or long arm
  • Vernier calipers – combination Metric and Imperial
  • 2- or 3-piece Nail punch set
  • Adjustable wrench (6” or 8” length preferred)
  • Cabinet scraper (looks like a rectangular piece of spring steel)
  • Needle nose pliers (6” or 8” length preferred)

Additional tools for term 3 (approximately $100)

  • Rolls of 3/4" or 1" masking tape (student repurchases as required)
  • Set of Counter sink bits for Robertson #6 and #8 size screws
  • Vix-bits (self-centering bits for Robertson #6 & #8 size screws)
  • Side cutting pliers (6” length preferred)
  • Chanel lock pliers (9” to 10” length preferred)
  • Rubber mallet -16 to 32 oz. (white, non-marring preferred)

Note: Please keep all tool receipts in case of exchange after consulting with your instructor.


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