Question about Air Tools & Compressors
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly,
This is going to sound so generic but it is so true. You need to inspect all of your hoses and fittings in your air supply for the smallest fitting. Air Tools have a CFM rating and if they do not have for example 3.6 - 5.6 CFM of required air flow; they have no power at all. What your describing are restricted air flow VOLUME problems. You can have 200 PSI but if you pass it through an 1.8" fitting you do not have the volume of air necessary to power any air tool properly. SIZE matters. All it takes is ONE smaller fitting some where in line from the Air-compressor to the tool and you have a pooly performing tool.
Your statement: I just put a new regulator on it and the air tools don't have any torx. Something tells me the restriction may very well be in the new regulator or plumbing to and from that regulator.
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Posted on Apr 09, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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