Why Pneumatic tools are very important in workshops

Why Pneumatic tools are very important in workshops

Pneumatic tools also known as air tools are powered by compressed air. The typical compressed air comes from air compressors, depending on the type of compressor, but it must deliver air enough to sufficiently power a pneumatic tool. Common types of these air-powered hand tools that are used in industry include buffers, nailing and stapling guns, grinders, drills, jack hammers, chipping hammers, riveting guns, sanders and wrenches. There are a variety of reasons why pneumatic tools are important in workshops activities, we have address the methods to operate air tools safely in other articles, we will see some of the benefits of pneumatic tools in this article

Pneumatic tools has many advantages in various industries such as manufacturing, automotive and aerospace focused facilities. This article focus on why pneumatic tools are very important in workshops both mechanic workshops or maintenance workshops. Why? Well there are a lot reasons to prefer these tools over conventional electric-powered tools, pneumatic tools are safer to run and maintain than their electric power tool equivalents, pneumatic tools have a higher power-to-weight ratio, and allows for a smaller, lighter tool to accomplish the same task.

Benefits of Pneumatic Tools

This article explores advantages of pneumatic tools over electrical tools, for example when compared to electric powered tools, pneumatic tools are lighter and much easier to handle. In addition to this, pneumatic tools:

  • Pneumatic tools are dependable and operator friendly with feathered and variable speed options
  • Pneumatic tools allow for close tolerances and positioning
  • Pneumatic tools can be used for a complete range of industrial applications
  • Pneumatic tools require no batteries or external power source, hence cumulative power savings can be adduced to this

Tools have a general advantage of increasing productivity for work teams. Whether you are looking for an air drill, impact wrenches or auto feed drills/tappers, pneumatic tools offer optimal comfort and productivity for your team, while also helping to decrease operator fatigue, injury and downtime.

It is very important to observe safety rules specifically when working with air tools to avoid injuries and mitigate equipment break down.

For example some rules when using pneumatic tools in any workshop are below

  • If you have purchased any air tool please review the manufacturer's instruction before using a tool.
  • Wear safety glasses or goggles, or a face shield (with safety glasses or goggles), and, where necessary, safety shoes or boots and hearing protection.
  • Post warning signs where pneumatic tools are used. Set up screens or shields in areas where nearby workers may be exposed to flying fragments, chips, dust, and excessive noise.
  • Ensure that the compressed air supplied to the tool is clean and dry. Dust, moisture, and corrosive fumes can damage a tool. An in-line regulator filter and lubricator increases tool life.
  • Keep tools clean and lubricated, and maintain them according to the manufacturers' instructions.
  • Use only the attachments that the manufacturer recommends for the tools you are using.
  • Be careful to prevent hands, feet, or body from injury in case the machine slips or the tool breaks.
  • Reduce physical fatigue by supporting heavy tools with a counter-balance wherever possible

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21st Nov 2021 Tend Technical support

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