Using Pneumatic Tools? 5 Quick Tips To Take Complete Care Of Them

The invention of Pneumatic tools has only made our work easier; yes, it is treated as a labor-saving device. Because it’s semi-automatic in nature, the job is completed within the shortest span of time and quicker than that done using only manpower. Whether its rock drills, pusher legs, chipping hammer, paving breakers, rivet busters, drifters, or scabblers, each tool has its individual usage.

Pneumatic Tools

Though the durability of all the instruments is note-worthy but with proper care they can be enhanced.

Here Are Some Handy Tips For First-Time Users As Well As Those Who Have Been Using For a Long Time

  • Use Dry And Clean Air

Never compress the air we breathe for the instruments as this is moisture-laden and can damage them. Make sure to attach a filter and water separator to prevent the instruments from rusting or losing power or the turbine blades from wearing out. It is vital for the compressed air not only to be dry but also clean. If the air is contaminated the durability of the instrument will be shortened.

  • Check Air Leaks

Sometimes air leaks develop between the housing and case or handle and housing or back-cap. Check for any cracks or deformation. See whether the throttle lever is depressing firmly and then returning completely before shutting the motor. There should not be excessive rattle or gear noise. All the warning or nameplates must be clearly labeled.

  • Lubrication

Not only is the type of lubricator important but also how the instrument is lubricated. Any lubricating fluid won’t work for your instrument. You can use the one suggested by your manufacturer or approach a reliable Pneumatic tools manufacturer in India. Ensure there is always an adequate supply and lubricate daily if required. Less lubricant can burn up, brittle, and chip your instrument. After adding the lubricant, run it for a few seconds and let it set for hours.
Pneumatic Air Tools

  • Clean Passageway

There are instances when you realise the powerful punch of your instrument is missing. The vigour with which it worked when you bought it has slowed down. There is nothing to be worried about. It may be because something has dislocated in the passageway which is blocking the smooth airflow. As the area is sensitive and can break, regular cleaning of the passageway is necessary if the instrument is used on a daily basis.

  • Frequent Cleaning

Often dirt particles and grime accumulate in the instruments, which with the passage of time may gradually break it. To ensure dirt does not accumulate, the instrument should be manually cleaned after every use.

Safety First

Always follow the safety guidelines while taking care of your Pneumatic tools. Though trying a DIY can help to solve smaller issues, it is always advisable to take the aid of professionals. If the condition has deteriorated make sure of buying a new instrument as using faulty ones can prove fatal. After all, prevention is better than cure.

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