It’s common now to convert a charter bus into a school bus or vice versa. At Northwest Bus Sales, we provide new buses for sale and used buses for sale in the Northwest.

Before you start working on a bus conversion, you should understand the basic tools you need to get it done.

Here’s some of the basic tools that you’ll need to have on hand before starting a bus conversation:

A Good Hammer

You’ll likely be using a hammer a lot on your bus conversion. We recommend procuring a hammer that can take a beating — one that is durable, and right for the job.

A Sensible Tape Measure

Tape measures are great and all, but that’s only if you can understand them; some are labeled with fractions that may seem foreign, or proportions that are hard to understand. And the last thing you’ll want to do during a bus conversion is solve math equations. So get a tape measure that works for you.

A Top-Notch Angle Grinder

We don’t think there’s any tool that you’ll need more than an angle grinder—this will be your go-to when you’re sawing off rusted bolts, and if you’re doing a conversion of an older bus, then you’ll be doing a lot of that. So you’ll want an angle grinder that you know will get the job done.

A One Size Fits All Utility Knife

Because you’re going to be cutting a lot. Having a utility knife with a retractable blade is a must for any school conversion, as you’ll need to carry it with you along the process. Just make sure it can cut well!

Safety Equipment

This might not be considered a ‘tool,’ but it’s important to be prepared with the proper safety equipment to protect yourself. We suggest gloves, safety glasses, and earplugs.

With these tools in hand, you’ll be ready to get started on that conversion. Get your new bus going today! If you have any questions, reach out to us at Northwest Bus Sales.