Air tools, as the name suggests, are tools that work using compressed air, unlike traditional battery-powered or electric tools.
In this article, we will discuss the main advantages of using these tools and what is required to use them properly.
They can be used for spray-painting, cleaning, tyre-cleaning, plus a wide range of domestic and industrial chores such as, sanding, polishing, drilling, and much more.
The main advantages of using air tools are that they tend to be much lighter than a cordless or mains powered tool that has the same level of power.
Air tools are also much simpler to use than an electric tool because they do not come with their own heavy motor, and thus have the advantage of being more suitable for confined spaces. They also have fewer working parts.
From a safety point of view, air tools do not produce sparks at the brushes when they come into contact with the commutator. If you are working in an area that is highly flammable and has lots of gas, then a power tool that does not produce sparks is important.
Air tools are also easier to use and allow tasks to be used more quickly than conventional tools. This helps to boost productivity.
The other two things you will need when using air tools is an air compressor and a filter – also known as a regulator or lubricator. The air compressor compresses the air and stores it in a tank, and various sizes and types are available.
Another thing that you will need to get the tool to work properly is a filter to remove dust and water from the air. If the dust and water are not removed, it can condense out and damage the inside of your tools.
You might also want to invest in a regulator, which controls the pressure of air and keeps it constant.
If you are going to be using the tool over a relatively long period of time, then investing in a lubricator is a wise investment because this helps to keep all of the moving parts running smoothly.
Looking for air tools?
Aerotech sell a wide range of different air tools, such as Shinano Air Tools which incorporates cutters, drills, polishers, sanders and grinders, among other things.
Take a look at our website to find out more.