This video is about Air Tool Maintenance.
Things we will cover
Why you should lubricate your air tools?
Not only is it recommended by all manufactures but it also benefits the tools by preventing lock up or stalling and will increases tool life & maintain performance over the life of the tool. With water contamination and small debris build up are what harm the effectiveness of your air tool. With little effort of maintains to you air tools you will increase the lifetime and performance of your investment.
What parts need to be lubricated? / How often should you lubricate your air tools?
Lubrication for your air tool can be in multiple locations. Most air tools have grease fittings, depending on the make or model of your air tool. For this refer to your owner’s manual for proper locations. The crucial piece for proper lubrication is at the bottom of the air tool where the air hose connects. Adding a just a couple of drops before using your air tool and again at the end of the day an additional lubrication session will be needed. Ingersoll Rand technical trainer Gary Potterpin says “feed them like you feed yourself, once in the morning, once in the afternoon and again at night before you leave work” also “The lubrication at night helps prevent condensation, which causes rust.”
What type of oil should you use?
A good rule of thumb is to use cleaners and grease that have been recommended by the manufacture. Always refer back to your owner’s manual or website for products safe for your air tools. Most new aluminum bodied impacts feature a pressure feed lubrication system, with a fitting located in the back of the tool. This is a mechanical system that shoots oil from a different part of the gun into the body to lubricate the internal components.
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