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Pneumatic Tools ~ Who Uses Them?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by ChevyFan, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Just a little informal poll, wonder who uses pneumatic tools in their garage, shop, workplace, etc.
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I use 'em in my workshop at the house.:great:
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I never used to use them that much, but last summer I finally bought a 220v 80 Ingersol Rand compressor and now I have all air tools lol! Having a small compressor just made me not want to use them
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    more info please. What brands? What types? How many?
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I'd be lost without my air tools. Mostly cheapie stuff, just work on my own trucks. A decent 1/2 impact is a must, as many foot pounds as you can afford. Use my die grinders the most, especially the right angle.
  6. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    All SnapOn. 1/2 and 3/8 impacts,3/8 and 1/4 air rachets, angle and straight die grinders, air chisel.
  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Pnuematic wrench, die grinders, cut-off tool, 1/2" Impact gun, pnuematic grease gun, air chisel, I dont think any of them are the same brand.
    Since I'm remodeling the house I recently bought a IR pnuematic nail gun for finishing nails and an IR HVLP paint gun.
  8. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Devilbiss suction feed 1.8mm spray gun
    Sata 1.3 finish spray gun
    Devilbiss Millenium GTI w/ DEKUPS system 1.3, 1.5, 1.8 tips

    IR die grinder
    Harbor Freight everything else
  9. billnorman

    billnorman Member 100 Posts

    Most everybody with a compressor uses them, I have about 25 or so. 4 or more impact wrenches, air ratchets, pneumatic drills, jitterbugs, scalers, in-line sanders, rotary cut-off tools, polishers, grease guns, and riveters. Not to mention inflator chucks and blow-off tools.
  10. BReeves

    BReeves New Member

    Simply cannot imagine working on anything automotive without at least a 1/2 inch impact driver. My compressor is too small (3HP) for die grinders and cut-off tools but I use the heck out of impact drivers and nail guns. Get around the cut-off situation with several inexpensive 4 1/2 inch right angle grinders with cut-off wheel, wire brushes and grinding stone. Just removed the bed from my 2000 Silverado to fix a frame issue, a 3/8 impact driver and 18MM wobble socket turned what have could have been a real chore into a 20 minute job.

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