Pneumatic Tools ~ Who Uses Them?

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

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

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

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

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

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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 The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

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

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 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 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 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 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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 Rockstar 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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