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How Many CFM Do I Need to Run Air Tools? – Air Tool CFM Chart

It can be tough to know how many CFM you need in an air compressor to operate your air tools. Too little CFM and you won’t be able to run your tools continuously—or at all—and too much CFM could mean you’ve overspent on your air compressor! We’ve developed this helpful air tool consumption chart to […]

Cleaning with Compressed Air

The Dangers of Cleaning with Compressed Air

Compressed air is powerful and can be dangerous—even deadly—when misused. Air compressors aren’t designed for cleaning, but it’s still common practice to clean the dust and debris from filters, machinery, workshop surfaces, clothes, and so forth using compressed air. Before reaching for that air hose again, read this article to learn the risks to you […]

Air Tools

What Size Air Compressor Do I Need For Air Tools?

Air compressors come in many sizes, but the size doesn’t determine whether an air compressor is powerful enough for your air tools. Instead, you should assess your tools’ air requirements and find an air compressor size that can meet those requirements. Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better We’ve all heard that bigger isn’t always better, and […]

Electrical-and-Pneumatic-Tools

Battery Powered vs. Pneumatic Tools: Which Are Better For Mobile Work?

Battery powered tools are for hobbyists and pneumatic tools are for real work… At least, that’s the perception that many people have had over the past couple of decades. Traditionally, mobile service operators favored pneumatic tools, partially because they were more powerful than the electric alternatives. The largest battery powered electric impact wrenches were ½” […]

Pressure Gauge

Air Tool Pressure + 5 Reasons To Use The Right PSI For Air Tools

If your air tools struggle to live out their warranty or require more maintenance than the manufacturer’s guidelines state, there’s a good chance you are using too much air pressure. This is extremely common and many service operators over-pressurize their pneumatic tools as a standard operating procedure. The assumption is you get more power out […]

Impact Gun

Air Tool Maintenance and Operation

The biggest concern in the operation and life expectancy of your professional-grade pneumatic tools is moisture! Specifically, water vapor. You know this water vapor as humidity, and it is always present in the air around us in varying degrees. When this air is compressed, moisture in the inlet air concentrates with each cubic foot drawn […]