Air Tool Hook Up
Before the tool is connected to the air
supply, clear the air hose of accumulated
dust and moisture by running air freely
through the air hose for 5-10 seconds.
Air Hoses for your Air Tools
Figure 1 Illustrates a recommended
hose hook up.
A 3/8 inch ID air hose is required up to a
length of 25 feet. A 3/8 inch ID hose
longer than 25 feet will cause a pressure
drop and may impede performance.
more length is required, a ½ inch ID air
hose is recommended.
Be sure all hoses
and fittings are the correct size and
correctly secured before using the tool.
Never carry a tool by the hose or pull the
hose to move the tool or a compressor.
Keep hoses away from heat, oil and sharp
edges. Replace any hose that is damaged,
weak or worn.
Small (home) shop hard piping:
A piping diagram for a typical home shop
Some helpful tips are:
Always use hoses and pipes rated for
than your system will
Never use PVC pipes for
air piping systems as
from the compressor
to the initial take-off hard pipe must
be a flexible hose in order to isolate
of the compressor.
Route the initial take-off line (pipe) as
straight up the shop wall and as high
This will help minimize
water leaving the compressor
Slope the main lines down at least
3/4 inch per 10 feet of pipe away
from air compressor;
this will draw
with the flow of air
and away from the compressor.
Place the first drop as far from the
as the size of your shop
will allow (50 feet is optimal,
for a small shop).
further the drop, the more that
can occur, and the
drier the air will be when it reaches
the water separator.
In order to reduce the amount of
water and contaminants
that get into
the water separator,
install the take-
off line on the top of the main air
supply line for each air drop.
A Drain line should be placed at the
end of the main line for condensate
Drain valves should be placed at the
end of branch lines and the drain
line, and drained daily.
This tool features a regulator valve. Rotate
until desired output is achieved.
The setting (H) and (L) on the regulator
are only for reference
and do not denote a
specific power output. Turn regulator to
position with (L) being the least amount of
power and (H) being for the most amount
(See Figure 2)
Once a bolt or fastener
for longer than five (5)
will cause excessive
to the impacting
If it takes longer than five
or loosen your bolt
the use of a
larger size impact