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How To Improve The Performance Of Your Air Tools - CAPS Australia

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How To Improve The Performance Of Your Air Tools - CAPS Australia

Posted on 16th December 2013 in

Too often air tool users tend to blame the tool first for poor performance, but poor tool performance usually relates to flow. Here is a list of items to check:

  • Lack of lubrication – low performance/worn parts/rusty parts/contaminated vanes.
  • Impact wrenches need greasing.
  • Air fittings – use high flow fittings (Nitto).
  • Air compressor sizing – ensure adequate sizing to ensure it can handle your air tool usage and the quantity of tools.
  • Check for air line leaks.
  • Check pressure – 90 psi constant should be at tool inlet with tool running.
  • Low air pressure = low performance – should be at 90 psi.Ingersoll Rand Air Tool
  • High air pressure – broken tool parts never go over 100 psi
  • Filter regulator – is the lubricator the correct size?
  • Check hose size diameter and length.
  • Air storage capacity – compressor tank size.
  • Excessive water and oil carry over – correct filtration and lubrication
  • Check air inlet for rubbish blocking air flow.
  • Check power dial on your tool is at maximum.

If none of the items on this list relate to the poor performance of your air tool, then it may be time to consider the purchase of a new tool to give you the performance you need.