It can be tough to know how many CFM you need in an air compressor to operate your air tools most effectively. 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. To help you find the compressor that’s […]
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 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 […]
This article was originally published May 9, 2016 and was updated on October 2, 2020. Proper maintenance of air tools used in mobile applications directly affects worker productivity, operations cost, and profit. When an impact gun or air grinder or jackhammer breaks down prematurely, equipment operators can’t do their jobs, causing work delays (and unhappy […]
If your air tools struggle to live out their warranty or require more maintenance than the manufacturer’s guidelines state, there is a good chance you are using too much pressure. This is extremely common.
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 […]