Air Tool Operation & Maintenance

Air tools are rugged and durable.  However, even the best air tools cannot consistently perform in the face of neglect and misuse.  To get the most out of your air tools, please follow these simple operation and maintenance suggestions.

  1. Keep the tools clean and lubricated. When you’ve finished using them at the end of the day, put a teaspoon of air tool oil in the inlet and operate the tool briefly to circulate the oil through the tool.  It will protect the tool from rust until its used the next day.  The air tool motor needs oil film to fight wear and rust.  Remember, oil is cheaper than repairs.
  2. Tools need clean air. Dust, corrosive fumes and excessive moisture will wreck the internal mechanisms of any tool.  An inline filter and lubricator can greatly increase the life of an air tool.  The filter removes the dust and moisture while the lubricator meters the proper amount of lubrication to the tool for top performance.
  3. Check the tool’s air pressure. Low air pressure reduces the speed of all air tools, wastes the mechanic’s time and causes costly delays.  Please make sure your air system is properly designed to deliver a minimum of 90PSI at the tool inlet with the tool running.
  4. Please check you air tool regularly. You inspect cars regularly.  Please do the same for your tools.  Repairs should be made by a qualified technician.  Periodical servicing assures a long trouble-free lifetime and the highest possible efficiency of your tools.
  5. Use proper hose and fittings. They are essential for top performance of your air tools.  An adequate compressor can be choked if the wrong piping and fittings are used in the piping system.

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