slow or will
1. Grit or gum in tool
1. Flush the tool with air tool oil, gum
solvent, or an equal mixture of SAE 10
motor oil and kerosene.
Lubricate the tool
2. No oil in tool
2. Lubricate the tool according
in this manual.
3. Low air pressure
3a. Adjust the regulator
on the tool to the
setting (If applicable).
3b. Adjust the compressor
while the tool is running free
4. Air hose leaks
4. Tighten and seal hose fittings if leaks are
5. Pressure drops
5a. Be sure the hose is the proper size.
Long hoses or tools using
large volumes of air may require a hose with
an I.D. of 1/2" or larger depending
total length of the hose.
5b. Do not use multiple number of hoses
together with quick connect
fittings. This causes additional
drops and reduces the tool power. Directly
connect the hoses together.
1. Lack of lubrication
1. Lubricate the air motor and the
or will not impact
2. Tool regulator set in
section of this manual)
2. Adjust the regulator on the tool to
3. In-line regulator
3. Adjust regulators in the air system
set too low
Impacts rapidly but
1. Worn impact
will not remove bolts mechanism
Does not impact
1. Broken impact
1. Replace worn impact mechanism
1. Replace broken impact mechanism
1. Water in tank
1. Drain tank. (See air compressor
Oil tool and run until no water is evident. Oil
tool again and run 1-2 seconds
2. Water in the air lines/
2a. Install a water separator/filter.
only work properly when
the air passing through the separator
cool. Locate the separator/filter
as far as
possible from the compressor.
2b. Install an air dryer.
2c. Anytime water enters the tool, the tool
should be oiled immediately.