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Air power is clean and there is less potential for fire or electrical damage in the tool itself. Air tools run cooler and smoother, and they require little maintenance. Because air tools are lighter than electric power tools, you’ll find that they’re easier to use over long periods of time. When choosing a compressor, here are a few things you need to consider.
An Efficient Power Source
Air compressors have been an essential part of power generation for over a hundred years. An air compressor provides one centrally located, efficient power source for all its tools and accessories. This means each tool and accessory can be less expensive, lighter, more efficient, and more ergonomic. Not having to incorporate a heavy electric motor in each tool allows the designer to create tools that are exactly suited to the job they are asked to perform.
Components of an air power system can be purchased as necessary or desired. This means the system can be expanded as necessary to handle a variety of tasks:
Painting. Air sprayers apply a smooth, even coat to houses, cars, vans, trucks, furniture, playground and farm equipment, fences, toys, and hobby modeling.
Inflation. Proper inflation extends a tire’s life. Air gauges are ideal for cars, vans, trucks, bikes, and farm equipment, as well as play equipment and sports and camping items.
General Purpose. Wrenches, drills, reciprocating saws, high-speed cutters, caulk guns and sanding tools can take on a variety of household and shop projects.
Automotive and Mechanical. Provides superior efficiency and steady power to ratchets, grease guns, impact wrenches and air hammers used in brake and muffler work, buffing, and polishing.
Refinishing. Rotary, orbital, random orbit, and straight line sanders for refinishing automotive, industrial and farm equipment, furniture, building, and craft projects.
Stapling and Nailing. Staplers and nailers have the power to tack down roof shingles, flooring, framing, cabinets, decks, siding, molding, paneling, upholstery, fencing, insulation, acoustical tiles, and more.