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Every AV HERO needs the right supplies and tools to get the job done right the first time. This list is by no means all encompassing. It is a decent starting point but other specialty tools and supplies may be required based on a job’s unique circumstances. Below are the recommended tools and supplies. If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Managing the Job/Client
Smartphone with Camera
Laptop

Getting to the Job/Client
Reliable Transportation

Diagnostic
MultiMeter
Network Cable Tester
Video Pattern Generator
Cable Tone Tracker Set
No Contact Voltage Pen/Tester – Line Voltage
No Contact Voltage Pen/Tester – Low Voltage
GFCI Receptacle Tester
Know Functioning HDMI Cable
Know Functioning VGA Cable
Known Functioning CAT5/6 Patch Cable
Know Functioning 3.5MM Audio Cable
Null Modem Adapter
Extension Cord(s)
Notepad and Pen

Termination
Wire Strippers
Flush Cutters
Diagonal Cutters
Telecom Scissors
Data Cable Crimper/Stripper and Connectors
COAX Crimper – RG58, RG59, RG6, RG11 and Connectors
Impact Punch Down Tool – 66/110 Blade
3.5MM, RCA, XLR, BNC, ¼” TRS & TS, 9pin D-Sub Connectors – Male & Female
Soldering Iron and Solder
Label Maker
Heat Gun
Shrink Tube

Disassembly and Assembly
Cordless Drill w/Extra Battery
Impact Drill w/Extra Battery
6 in 1 Screwdriver
Mini Flathead and Phillips Screwdriver(s)
Phillips, Flat, Hex, Torx, and Square Driver Bits
Linemans Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Channel Lock Pliers
Ratchet Set
Hot Glue Gun w/Extra Sticks
Super Glue

Cutting and Drilling
Drywall Saw
Hacksaw w/Extra Blades
Razor Knife w/Extra Blades
Scissors
Tin Snips
Wood Drill Bits – Various Sizes
Metal Drill Bits – Various Sizes
Masonry Drill Bits – Various Sizes
Hole Saws – Various Sizes
Large and Small Step Drill Bits
Blue Painters Tape

Measurement
Tape Measure
Torpedo Level
Square

Cable Management
Glow Rods/Fish Sticks
Fish Tape – Various Lengths
Electrical Tape
Velcro
Zip Ties

Fastening
10-32 Rack Screws
6-32 Plate Screws – Various Lengths
Wood Screws – Various Sizes/Lengths
Drywall Screws – Various Sizes/Lengths

Fastening – Cont.
Self Drilling/Tapping Metal Screws Various Sizes/Lengths
Double Sided Tape
Heavy Duty Velcro Tape
Hot Glue Gun w/Extra Sticks
Super Glue

Cleaning
Vacuum
Hand Broom
Dust Pan
Drop Cloth
Booties
Nitrile Gloves
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Multi-Surface Cleaner

Access
Ladders – Various Heights

Cable
CAT5/6 – General Purpose Use – Plenum and Non-Plenum
Shielded CAT5/6 – Digital Video – Plenum and Non-Plenum
RG59 – Plenum and Non-Plenum
RG58 – Plenum and Non-Plenum
RG6 and 11 – Plenum and Non-Plenum
16-2 – Plenum and Non-Plenum
22-2 Shielded – Plenum and Non-Plenum
22-2 Shielded 18-2 Combo – Plenum and Non-Plenum

Safety
LED Headlamp
LED Flashlight
First Aid Kit
Safety Glasses
Cut Resistant Gloves
Hard Hat
Safety Vest
Steel Toe Boots/Shoes

NOTE: This list is by no means all encompassing. It is a decent starting point but other specialty tools and supplies may be required based on a job’s unique circumstances.