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STUDENT TOOL REQUIREMENTS

Students must have their own hand tools.  Anvils and forges are furnished at the school, for your use during class.  The following tool list constitutes a good “start-up” package.  However, tool acquisition seems to continue throughout one’s career. 

In purchasing tools, be mindful that quality tools are worth the investment and will put the student at an advantage to perform quality work.  Inferior tools will cause the student to re-invest in better tools very quickly, making the total tool investment much higher. 

Necessary tools are listed below.  Students should obtain these tools prior to the start of class.  The suggested brand of each tool is listed.  This complete package is available through Harry’s Leather in Everett, or may be purchased at the dealer of your choice.  See Greg at Harry’s Leather for pricing.  425-252-5262.  (approx $1500-$1600 for the Basic Hand Tools, but this is not a guarantee of prices).   


 Basic Hand Tools

14” Nipper      

 

G.E.

Curved Jaw Clincher 

 

G.E.

Crease Nail Puller       

 

G.E.  

14” Pull Offs       

 

Mustad

Clinch Block

Mustad

Clinch Cutter    

 

Mustad

2-Pritchels 

 

Mustad

Fire Tongs 1/4”

 

Mustad

Fire Tongs 5/16” 

 

Mustad

Fire Tongs 3/8” 

 

Mustad

Creaser   

 

Mustad, E Head

Fore Punch

 

Blurton, E Head

Rounding Hammer  

 

Blurton 2 lb

Driving Hammer  

 

NC 12oz

Knife (Left or Right Handed,)

 

JH Drop Blade

Wing Dividers

 

JH Forge

Rasps (two)

 

Bellotta

Rasp Handles
---- (1 yellow,1 orange, or blue) Not Red.

 

Equithotics 

Hoof Testers

 

Ryding (You won’t be able to get Ryding Hoof testers through suppliers.You’ll have to order them through us when you get to class).

Shoeing Apron

 

MFS Professional Grade Shoeing Apron ($175 plus tax)   Black, Dark Green, Olive Green, Blue, Maroon, Brown, Neon Yellow, Neon Lime Green, Neon Pink, Red.  Made here in my Saddle Shop by my wife Karen.  Most of our students prefer her apron.  It is of my design and I think it’s the best.  If you want her apron, she will want your approx height and weight.  

 

Needed by the end of class, and not included in estimated price:
We will talk about these items during class

Anvil Stand

Power Block

Anvil

Delta Future III

Vise

Valley w/Tripod

Forge NC

Whisper Deluxe

Hoof Stand

Hoof Jack