Air Powered Tools Benefits
If you’re a savvy manufacturer or you’re looking to cut down the cost of DIY you might have considered investing in some air powered tools. While the initial price of electric power tools is often more attractive, air powered devices will usually cost you less in the long run. Not only do they save your hard-earned dollar, but they can have a lot more benefits. In our latest post, we’re looking at 10 benefits of air powered tools. From air hammers to pancake compressors and all the tools in between, an air powered version might just work better for you. If you don’t already own some, you’ll likely want to add them to your tool box by the time you’re done reading this.
Thanks to air tools getting their power from compressed air generated from an external source, there’s no need for them to have a heavy internal monitor. As a result of this, air powered tools are often more compact, lightweight and dynamic. Not only does this mean you can use them for longer without experiencing fatigue, but they’re also easier for construction in confined spaces, it’s a win-win!
Because they are generally made up of fewer moving parts than electrical tools, there is usually less than can go wrong. Not only does this make your life easier and keeps costs down, but it also means they require less maintenance. Thanks to their versatility and safety features, they can be used in many different environments, often those that electrical tools can’t be used in. If you want tools that can be used almost anywhere for anything, air powered devices are the solution for you.
They’re More Economical
When used continuously, whether this is in a commercial setting, industrial environment or at home, air tools will consume far less electrically than mains-operated tools. What’s more, air powered tools will typically cost less to replace or repair than their electric-powered counterparts, therefore, giving you a further financial benefit should it occur.
Due to their versatile nature, ease of use and power source, air powered tools can often increase productivity. Workers can typically complete complex tasks quicker than what they would using electric tools because switching out one air powered tool for another is so straightforward.
Air powered tools are safe to use in all types of conditions, from extreme temperatures to wet environments. In certain situations where it might be dangerous to use an electric tool such as mines, damp conditions or around flammable materials, an air powered tool becomes the perfect solution.
Thanks to quick release couplings, you can literally change air tools to suit you within a matter of seconds. Plus, because they’re lightweight, you can carry around all the interchangeable pieces you need without them weighing a ton.
Less Desirable To Thieves
The reality of the theft of tools is something we can’t really avoid. Whether it’s on-site, from your garage or from your vehicle, it happens. Air tools are often not so quick to sell on like electric power tools as they require an air compressor to function, hence why they’re less desirable.
Air tools are easily adaptable to any environment, even those without electricity. In fact, the versatility of using compressed air as your primary source of power is unmatched by electricity, gasoline and natural gas.
Since an air tool doesn’t have a motor of its own, they’re notably lighter than their electric counterparts. Although this may not be a make or break feature for some, for those who use tools for an extended period or are often transporting them, it’s a significant benefit.
Easy To Service
When it comes to keeping your tools in tip-top condition, air powered tools are a whole lot easier to take care of. For example, the average electric tool maintenance is required for intervals of between 60-120 of use, whereas an air powered tool needs some TLC at every 200 hours of use.
Who knew there were so many benefits to air powered tools? If you’ve been considering purchasing the air powered counterparts of your most used tools for some time now, it’s about time you did. These are just some of the benefits, all of which will make your life easier. Whether you’re using them for basic DIY or day in, day out at work, they’re a worthwhile investment indeed.