Air Tool Maintenance Air Tool Maintenance Maximum Performance Lubricator After Cooler Regulator Filter Regulator Lubricator Moisture Trap and Drain Vibration Pads Install a Filter Check psi Oil Daily Install a Whip Hose Don’t Exceed Limit Use a Conditioner myerstiresupply.com 333 Drain Tank • Daily: Drain Tank & Air Line Filters. Air under pressure condenses moisture in the bottom of the tank & throughout the air line system. Under average conditions of 75°F & 75% relative humidity, a compressor will take in about 18 gallons of water vapor a day! This moisture finds its way to your air tool, causing loss of power & premature tool failure. Line Filter • Install a Filter - Regulator - Lubricator at each air tool outlet. Some shop equipment requires only a filter-regulator unit. Check manufacturer's specifications. Shown above is a simple, dependable air system that will add life & efficiency to your air tools. • Make Sure Your Compressor Is Up to the Job. Impact tools usually require a minimum of 90 psi, maximum of 100 psi at the tool. Check manufacturer's recommendation. Check the air pressure at the tool while it’s operating. An air leak you can hear is costing you money & your tools are losing power. • Oil Daily. The #1 contributing factor to air tool failure is lack of lubrication. Extend tool life. Squirt or drop an approved air tool oil (45206) directly into the tool whip hose or air inlet & run the tool for one or two seconds to disperse the oil in the tool. Oil tools at the beginning & end of the day. • Install a Whip Hose on Each Tool. Never install a coupler directly to the air tool. Use a whip hose to reduce housing stress & add flexibility. WORN NEW Warning Signs of Wear • Warning Signs of Wear. Worn sockets or impact tool shanks drastically reduce tool life. When the beveled portions of the tip of the shank become worn, sockets don’t fit correctly. A loose or sloppy fit quickly rounds the socket’s opening. Old, rounded sockets on a new tool shank quickly damage the bevel for the same reason. Always purchase new sockets with a new wrench. Keep Tools Clean • Keep Your Air Tools Clean. A dirty tool results in power loss & shortened tool life. Inspect the air screens periodically. Use a protective tool cover to reduce damage caused by accidentally dropping & other abuse. • Don’t Exceed the Tool’s Limit. Use penetrating oil on rusted nuts. If an air tool does not loosen a bolt or nut in 3 to 5 seconds, stop. Use a penetrating lubricant (11053) & try again or if necessary, use a larger wrench. • Use an Air Tool Conditioner. Moisture evaporating in the tool while it’s operating causes a calcium build-up. Air Tool Conditioner (45201) breaks the surface tension of the calcium & restores the tool to its normal power & speed. Use once per week or more often if the tool is used frequently.
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