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Typical Compressed Air Tool usage For Pneumatic Tools

Below is a list of pneumatic tools typically found in bodyshops and garages along with the required pressure and the typical air consumption.

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Type of Equipment Typical Air Pressure
Required (P.S.I.)
Typical Average Free
Air Consumption (c.f.m.)
     
Tyre Inflator (standard) 150 1.5
Tyre Inflator (pre-set) 200 1.5
Car Washer 100 3.0
Air/Water Gun 150 4.0
Lub. Bay Grease/Oil Pump 150 15.0
Undersealing Pump 150 20.0
Waste Oil Drainer 100 6.0
3T Semi-Hydraulic Lift 150 5.5
Blow Gun 100 2.3-6.0
Spark Plug Cleaner 175 8.0
Vacuum Cleaner 150 10.0
Brake Bleeder/Tester 150 1.0
Quick Oil Changer 150 6.0
Air Jack 150 1.0
3/8" Impact Wrench 90 2.5
3/8" Air Drill 90 5.0
1/2" Impact Wrench 90 4.0
3/4" Impact Wrench 90 7.5
1" Impact Wrench 90 12.0
Heavy Duty Sander 90 24.0
Orbital Sander 90 15.0
Polisher 90 24.0
Paint Spray Gun 90 5.0-13.0
Bead Breaker 175 1.0
Tyre Changer 175 1.0
Retread Moulding M/C 200 8.0
HVLP Spray Gun 25 15.0-20.0
Breathing Air Mask 15 6.0

The information presented below is for guidance purposes only. Every pneumatic tool is different and many other factors come into play when sizing a compressor. Contact us now for free advice.

 

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