Air tools need oil
Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:00:02 PM Australia/Sydney
Most common cause for tools failing to operate correctly is unit has been used without air tool oil. All rotating air tools or air tools with parts driven by air require oil to operate properly. If you compare an engine to air tool they are not much different both have components with surfaces that are constantly moving and require some sort of lubrication to reduce wear and friction. Without lubrication the moving surfaces in contact with each other simply cease.
To make sure your air tools work at their optimum performance and prevent undue wear and tear all tools should be given a couple of drops of air tool oil at the start of each days use. It’s a simple inexpensive procedure that will save you a lot of money in the long term. Another way to elevate this problem is to purchase a self oiling unit. Both air tools oils and automatic lubricators are available from Gasweld.