BASIC TOOL LIST
FOR BEGINNING CARPENTER APPRENTICES
apprentices must come to school every day wearing hard-soled work boots,
long white pants, and a long or short-sleeved shirt. Your pants and your
shirt should not have holes in them, should fit you comfortably, but should not
be baggy or over-sized. The “saggin’” look will not be tolerated. Bring a hard hat and clear safety glasses if you have them.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
You will need a 25’ tape measure.
(Do not buy an “easy read” tape measure
with the fractions of the inch actually printed on the
Thursday and Friday
You will need these tools:
(If your contractor gives you a tool list, buy the tools on that list in addition to the following tools. Please bring that list to school with you.)
claw framing hammer
knife, retractable blade
saw (Shark-tooth, or an 8 pt. preferred)
box with chalk
puller (cat’s paw) and/or flat bar, pry bar
speed square (not
plastic, Craftsman and Swanson are good brands)
(maximum 30” long)
snips or Aviation snips (straight-cut, yellow- handled preferred)
or canvas pouch (if you don’t
own a pouch , wait until after the first day of class before you buy one.
We will discuss the pros and cons of different types of pouches on
the first day.)
EVERY EFFORT MUST BE MADE TO BUY TOOLS MADE IN THE U.S.A.!!! SAVE
THE RECEIPTS FOR ALL OF YOUR TOOLS!!!
St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP)
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters’ Training Center
St. Louis, MO 63123