Required Tools

The following is a basic list of tools required for the Machinist Technology/Tool and Die programs. The bottom of this page shows suppliers for tools.

Note: Please wait to purchase these kits until after the first class with your instructor. The kits will be available at DMACC.

For any machining program students are required to obtain OSHA approved safety glasses. These may be purchased for many sources including auto parts and big-box stores. Wrap-around style safety glasses provide the most protection. The general cost range is from $5.00 to $12.00.

CNC Operators Certificate Tool List

CNC operators will be provided with a basic tool kit in which they can use while at DMACC. Unlike machinist or toolmakers, operators are usually not expected to have a personal tool collection on the job. The only tooling the CNC operators students will have to purchase while at DMACC is basic perishable tooling such as end mills and toolbits.

Required Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg
Approx Price
4 each - 3/8 X 3 square tool bit HSS
4@$2.88=$11.52
End Mills, 4 flute 1/2 double end c/cHSS
$19.90
End Mills, 4 flute 3/4 single end c/cHSS
$27.50
Combination (center) #4 drillHSS
$5.25
#4 jobber drill bitHSS
$1.19
1/4-20 gun (spiral-pointed) tapHSS
$4.40
OSHA approved safety glasses (Wrap around style provides the best protection. Can be purchased at any auto parts or big-box store.)
Machinery's Handbook

Machinist Technology/Tool & Die Tool List

Approximate prices listed are estimates, and are subject to change.

1st Semester Tool List - Machinist Tech/Tool & Die: Required Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg
Approx Price
4 each - 3/8 X 3 square tool bitHSS
4@$2.88=$11.52
End Mills, 4 flute 1/2 double end c/cHSS
$19.90
End Mills, 4 flute 3/4 single end c/cHSS
$27.50
Combination (center) #4 drillHSS
$5.25
#4 jobber drill bitHSS
$1.19
1/4-20 gun (spiral-pointed) tapHSS
$4.40
OSHA approved safety glasses (Wrap around style provides the best protection. Can be purchased at any auto parts or big-box store.)
Machinery's Handbook

1st Semester Tool List: Recommended Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part Number
Approx Price
4" DividerStarrett 83A-4"
$38.80
Radius Gage SetStarrett S1657HZ
$86.25
3/8 carbide square tool bitCarbide AL6
$3.70

2nd Semester Tool List Machinist Tech or Tool & Die Only: Required Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part Number
Approx Price

Tool Box »

A Kennedy 297 - 7 drawer roller toolbox will be provided to any student enrolled in the tool & die program. No personal (outside) toolboxes are allowed and students will be issued a DMACC toolbox when it is deemed necessary. Students will have a duty of care while the toolbox in their control and must complete a signed usage agreement. This toolbox will remain DMACC property at all times. Students will place their tools in these boxes and must evacuate them upon graduation or when asked by the chairperson, if there is a change in full-time program status.

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part Number
Approx Price
6" Flex RulerStarrett C303R-6"
$17.65
Metal ScribeStarrett 70-A
$8.50
Center PunchStarrett 117-C
$4.95
Prick PunchStarrett 816-B
$5.25
Ball Peen Hammer (8 oz)54-108
$10.90
Drill Set 1/16 - 1/2 by 1/64thUSA 307-F
$90.25
Taps 10-32Greenfield
$4.83
Taps 1/4-20 Greenfield
$4.83
Taps 5/16-18 Greenfield
$5.20
Taps 3/8-16Greenfield
$6.20
Taps 1/2-13Greenfield
$14.00
8" Round Smooth File with handle Nicholson
$8.20
6" Mill Smooth File with handleNicholson
$7.00
10" Flat Bastard File with handleNicholson
$8.45
File Card #10Lutz
$2.35
Chuck keys, K-3Jacobs
$5.84
Center GageStarrett C-391
$19.00
Screw Pitch GageStarrett #6
$31.75
.050-3/8 Hex Key Set
1.5 - 10mm Metric Hex Key Set
Eklind 10222 Set Imperial/Metric
$17.50
Adjustable Wrench (10") or Wrench SetInch and Metric
$18.50
Magnetic Base & 1" Travel IndicatorMB-BV & IND
$79.95
Test IndicatorIntrepid/Brown and Sharp
$56.75
Universal Indicator HolderIndicol 178II$79.00
Edge FinderStarrett 827-A
$20.30
End Mills, 4 flute double end c/c 1/8HSS
$14.00
End Mills, 4 flute double end c/c 1/4HSS
$13.80
End Mills, 4 flute double end c/c 3/8HSS
$13.80
Combination Square Set Starrett$187.00
Screw DriversStandard/Phillips$9.75
Pliers8" #25108$13.45
1/8" Parrallel Set10 Pairs$66.50
Calipers, 6" dial or digital »Purchase ONE Set of Calipers from the options below:
Mitutoyo Dial
Mitutoyo Digital
$106.90
$126.00
Micrometers, set 0-3 » Purchase ONE Set of Micrometers from the options below:

Starrett ST436
Mitutoyo
103-922 .0001 gradu

$456.20
$358.00

 

2nd Semester Tool List: Recommended Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part #
Approx Price
Dove Tail Clamp Assembly for Test IndicatorStarrett PT 22429
$16.80
Center FinderStarrett S 828HZ
$40.00
Combined Center Drill SetKEO #10000
$38.35
Needle File Set

3rd Semester Tool List - Machinist Technology/Tool & Die: Recommended Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part #
Approx Price
Surface GageStarrett 257-B
$157.95
India Stone RectangleNorton FB 14 61463685570 1/4 x1 x 4
$5.15
India Stone Wedge Norton FF 724 4 x 1 x 1/8
$12.90
Arkansas Stone RectangleNorton HF 43 Hard Oil Stone 1/2 x 1/2 x 3
$24.38
Depth Micrometer 0-3" or 0-6"Starrett 449BZ

Tool and Die: 2nd Year Tool List

Required Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part #
Approx Price
Transfer Punch Set Spellmac #3-17
$48.50
Transfer Screw Sets: 10-32, ¼-20, 5/16-18 & 3/8-16 ($13.50 ea)
$54.00
Drive Pin Punch SetS248PC
$38.50

Recommended Tools

Tools
Suggested Mfg & Part #
Approx Price
Telescoping GagesStarrett S579HZ
$202.95

 

Local Tool Suppliers

Deco Tool Supply, 1701 East 17th Street, Des Moines, IA
Ph: 515-262-9566

Iowa Machinery & Supply, 1711 2nd Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Ph: 515-288-0123

Andrea Garland, sales representative for Iowa Machinery visits the college about twice a month to service the student needs. Her office number is 515-288-0077, or email agarland@iowamach.com.

Peerless Supply, 1701 Guthrie Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Ph: 515-265-9905, or email orders@peerless-supply.com

S-T Industries (Scherr Tumico), Armstrong Blvd. N., Saint James, MN 56081
Ph: 507-375-3211 (Student Discount)

Other Tool Suppliers

Major Online Tool Suppliers