Presentation on theme: "Pneumatic Tools. Pneumatic Tools are run by compressed air They greatly speed up your work They can be dangerous to you and the equipment you are working."— Presentation transcript:
Pneumatic Tools are run by compressed air They greatly speed up your work They can be dangerous to you and the equipment you are working on
Air Lines Pneumatic Tools require compressed air delivered through flexible air lines Coil up air lines after each use to avoid tripping, or damage to the air line. Inspect regularly and do not ignore small leaks in any air line Cont.
Air Lines When an air line breaks, the compressed air will cause the hose to whip around violently! Do not try to catch a broken air line that is whipping around Disconnect air line from wall fitting IMMEDIATELY !
Air Quality Compressed air holds water Compressors should be drained daily. All pneumatic tools should be oiled regularly You may use a few drops of air tool oil at the air inlet.
Impact Wrenches can be powered by air, electricity, or with a hammer
Pneumatic (air) powered impacts have the most power and torque. Electric impacts are much quieter Impact drivers (hit them with a hammer) are useful for stubborn Phillips head screws Impact Wrenches
Impact wrenches can easily twist off a stuck nut or bolt Impact wrenches should not be used to tighten fasteners. They will easily over-tighten nuts and bolts Impact Wrenches
Air ratchets can quickly spin on or off a nut or bolt. If the bolt is stuck, using an air ratchet can “bust your knuckles” Use a breaker bar to break loose stuck fasteners Consider a cordless ratchet, it is just as fast, MUCH quieter and more convenient (no air lines) Air Ratchets
Cordless ratchets are just as fast as air ratchets They are MUCH quieter… …and more convenient (no air lines) Cordless (electric) Ratchets
Air chisels are VERY noisy! They are also dangerous to you and the vehicle! Do not use this tool without special instruction Pneumatic Hammers & Chisels
Blow Guns These tools use compressed air to dry off parts that have been washed in solvent They are very noisy They should NOT be used to clean off yourself, or equipment.