What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:11 am

I am wondering what tools do you own and use with your air compressor that you are very happy you got because it makes your life so much easier. I have the basic air gun type of attatchments and use them for many things.

Thanks
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:45 pm

I guess it depends on what you do or need to do.

Small Brad Nailer (or combo stapler) work great. I also have a 5 gallon portable tank I fill up with my air compressor and take it into the house for nailling moudlings, small projects, etc....
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:06 pm

impact wrench 3/4", 1/2", 3/8"
D/A orbital sander
flat pad sander
die grinder
several 1 & 2 quart spray guns
2 touch up spray guns
air brush
grease gun
circular saw
disk grinder
oscillating de-greaser tank
air drill
air chisel
hand held metal nibler
liquid sucking spray gun for de-greasing
framing nailer
finish nailer
pressure feed paint roller and tank
Coats 10-10 tire machine
tire inflating tools

My most common use is just blowing dirt away
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Air chuck is a must, not that it's a tool, but sometimes tires go flat (on the bottom/never on the top :lol: ) An air chisel is nice to cut steel, masonary work. What about the compressor, I bought a used wheelbarrow style emglo and it's handy to move around, small air tank,doesn't take long to get up to pressure. Like I needed a second one, I found a gas emglo wheelbarrow at a flee market for $40 with a honda gas engine, a good carb cleaning and a pressure controll and I'm all set.
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:30 pm

Thank you for all the good ideas. :)
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: bksaun On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:32 pm

Hose! :lol:
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:47 pm

Adding to the list:
    Air compressers; 2 horse, 6 horse and a portable oil bath baby for nailers and such.
    Pig tank
    Micro-file
    hand size straight bit "dremmel" style grinder in 2 sizes.
    air ratchets, one big & one small for those hard to reach places.
    Small "clay digger" jack hammer. Saved my but as a kid digging shale out of the basement :up:
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:11 pm

If you are buying an impact wrench for wheel lug nuts, stay away from generic, I had one that would not budge them.
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:19 pm

A sandblaster is nice, be careful not to go bigger than the compressor can handle.
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:27 pm

Just remember. When you buy a cheap tool you cry twice, the first time you bought it, and the second time when you replaced it :x With a good tool you cry once when you buy it. :shock: Been there done that, I thought how many time will I use that tool, and the next thing you know you are buying another.
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:43 pm

My most used air tools would be nail gun, impact wrench, air chisel, sand blaster, paint gun and air ratchet. As previously mentioned make sure your air compressor can handle what you wish to power, sand blasters, siphon feed paint guns (like a Binks 7 or any of its clones) and air motor powered tools can have a rather large appetite for air.
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:13 pm

Impact wrench, even a old man like me can make short of of changing tires on a cold wet night.
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:22 am

I have both the cheap & expensive impact guns. The cheap one struggles on some lug nuts that get welded on from several salty MA winters. My Ingersoll-Rand has 790 ft.lbs. of torque -- isn't much that thing won't take, or break, off. 8-) The cheap one is a Campbell-Hausfield I bought at Wal-Mart for $64.98 over 10 years ago. Still works as good as the day I bought it ... and I use it ALOT! Cheap weighs about 8.5 lbs ... Ingersoll weighs about 3.

I also have everything in Yanche's list, except for the woodworking tools & the metal nippers. And my tire machine was made in China ... :oops:
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Re: What are the essential air compressor tools to own?

PostBy: Stoked On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:45 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:If you are buying an impact wrench for wheel lug nuts, stay away from generic, I had one that would not budge them.


Ditto, I bought a "set" of generic no-name tools at wal-mart and they are junk. The impact wrench won't budge lug nuts. I have a snap-on one that works great. My compressor is a 220volt 60 or 80 gallon, I forget. Have lots of misc tools but use the air chuck the most. ha ha
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