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August 26, 2019
Have you found that your pneumatic tool is underpowered or not running as expected? Well, it could all come down to your air line accessories and/or connection, rather than the tool itself. It’s worth quickly checking your air line installation – a simple job that only takes a couple of minutes.
It’s easy: each accessory from the filter, regulator and lubricator (FRL) to the tool’s inlet should be selected considering the following four key tool values:
= type of thread on the tool air inlet. The three main types of pneumatic tool inlet threads are:
Safety tip: To avoid any wrong connections or air leakage, never mix thread types.
Refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations online, to the tool print catalog or the operating manual.
By double-checking these four values, you will not only increase your tool’s efficiency but also reduce safety hazards in the workplace linked to air line installation failure. Enhance your installation safety by reading our air line installation guide and self-diagnostic check list.
Want to improve efficiency while ensuring safety? Double-check your compressed air line accessories first.