The advantages of pneumatic tools
As an alternative to power tools, you can use air tools (which are sometimes called pneumatic tools or compressed power tools). These tools get their power from air compressors rather than electricity, and have numerous advantages when compared with standard electric power tools.
Advantages of Pneumatic Tools
One of the clearest advantages of air tools is their enhanced power. Compared to standard power tools, air tools generate much more torque, allowing them to function at higher revolutions per minute (RPMs) and accomplish more with less effort.
Also, pneumatic tools have fewer working parts than electric power tools. Thus, they last longer, simply because there are fewer mechanisms to wear out. As an added advantage, air tools are cheaper than their electric counterparts; because they're powered by air compressors, they don't need motors – and motors are what make electric power tools so costly.
There are also a lot of practical advantages to using air tools. First, you're not bound to working in areas with electrical outlets, and cordless power tools are usually even more expensive to their already-pricey corded counterparts. They're also lighter than electric power tools, allowing you to work for longer periods of time without becoming fatigued. Their relatively light weight also allows you better control over their use, which gives you added precision and control and often leads to a superior result.
Common Types of Air Tools
Among the simplest and most basic air tools you'll encounter are staple guns, pneumatic nail guns, blowguns and air brad nailers. These tools are used both on professional job sites as well as by do-it-yourself builders.
The most common other types of pneumatic tools include paint sprayers, pneumatic saws and power sanders. You can also purchase a complete range of impact wrenches, ratchet wrenches, screw guns and screwdrivers, grinders, polishers and cutting tools that are powered by pneumatic technology. These tools can save you a lot of labor and a lot of money, so if you're in the market for new power tools, they're definitely worth close consideration.