List of Basic Tools to Have on Hand for Every Service Call

To help you get started taking appliance repair jobs, we’ve assembled a list of essential tools for every appliance repair technician. Click on the links below and order what you need.

Note that some of the items below won’t exactly match what we show in the videos in our Tools Module in the Core course. When the ones we have are no longer available, we search for a similar replacement.


Ryobi P882 One+ 18v Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit
Ryobi ZRHP54L 4-Volt Lithium-Ion Screwdriver Kit
JH Williams WRS-1 Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver
Specialty Wrench Bit Set, 32-Piece
McGuire-Nicholas All Purpose Adjustable Soft Cushion Knee Pads
6″ Magnetic Metal Parts Dish Tray
SKIL 4-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Palm-Sized Cordless Screwdriver
Fluke 117/322 Electricians Multimeter and Clamp Meter Combo Kit
Milwaukee 49-66-4562 Shockwave 1-7/8-Inch Magnetic Nutdriver Set
9 Piece Metric Quick Change Magnetic Nutsetter Set
TEKTON 1916 Combination Wrench Set, SAE/Metric, 24-Piece
Alltrade 940478 1/4″ Dr. Socket & Bit Driver Mini RATCHET
62 Pc Metrinch Combo Spanner Socket & Wrench Set
Telescoping Inspection Mirror
IIT 21560 Pick & Hook Set with Rubber Grip – 6 Piece
Stanley 28-140 1-1/4-Inch Nylon Handle Stiff Blade Putty Knife
Linzer 7103S Plastic Putty Knives, 3-Inch
600pcs black Standard Self-Locking Nylon Cable Zip Ties Assorted Sizes 4/6/8/10/12 Inch with cable mount
Sperry Instruments GFI6302 GFCI Outlet Tester
TEKTON 1491 3/8-Inch Quick-Release Drive Swivel Head Ratchet, 72-Tooth Round Head
Magnetic Claw Pick-Up Tool
Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
Klein 11055 Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Cutter, Blue with Yellow Stripe, 10 – 20 ga.
Klein Tools 1005 9-3/4-Inch Crimping and Cutting Tool for Insulated and Non-Insulated Terminals
Custom LeatherCraft 1132 75-Pocket Tool Backpack
Princeton Tec Apex 275 Lumen Led Headlamp
Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip Gloves
Custom Leathercraft 125M Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves, Medium
Knipex 002006S1 3-Piece Cobra Pliers Set (7-Inch, 10-Inch, & 12-Inch)
Stanley 84-114 3 Piece Basic 6-Inch Slip Joint, 6-Inch Long Nose, and 6-Inch Diagonal Plier Set
3/8-Inch Square Blade Screwdriver
Victorinox Swiss Army Deluxe Tinker, Red
Victorinox Cordura Belt Pouch Swiss Army Knife Pouches Black 33214
Bondhus 20399 Ball End L-Wrench Double Pack with BriteGuard and GoldGuard Finish
Irwin Industrial Tools 2078700 6-Inch and 10-Inch Adjustable Wrench Set, 2-Piece
Irwin Tools 36- 2 Piece Original Locking Pliers Set Contains: 1 Each 7WR and 6LN
Set of 6 – Heavy Duty 6-Inch Steel Spring Clamp with PVC Grip
Best Choice 8-oz. Stubby Claw Hammer with Magnetic Nail Starter
Amprobe VP-440 Non-Contact Volt Detector
Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Targeting
McCulloch MC1230 Handheld Steam Cleaner
ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum