What is Pneumatic Tools

Pneumatic Tools India

Pneumatic tools are similar in appearance and function to electric hand tools, such as sanders, grinders, drills, saws and impact wrenches, but are powered by compressed air, rather than by electricity, and are generally less expensive to operate, lighter in weight and more powerful than their electric counterparts. Many of us are familiar with a lug wrench. They come with most cars take the lug nuts off of a wheel in order to change a car tire. The air wrench (pneumatic tool) can easily do what was very difficult with the standard lug wrench. Pneumatic tools are basically air tools which are powered tools run by compressed air. Compressive air is supplied by an air compressor, one type of gas compressors. Pneumatic tools can also be driven by compressed carbon dioxide (CO2) stored in small cylinders allowing for portability. Pneumatic tools are safer to run and maintain than their electric power tool counterparts, as well as having a higher power-to-weight ratio, allowing a smaller, lighter tool to accomplish the same task. Air tools were formerly unpopular in the DIY market, but are becoming increasingly popular, and have always been ubiquitous in industrial and manufacturing settings.

Types of pneumatic tools are:

• Air impact wrench

• Air ratchet

• Air pulse wrench

• Blow Gun

• Jackhammer

• Pneumatic grinder

• Pneumatic drill

• Pneumatic jack (device)

• Pneumatic nail gun