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Wear the Correct Safety Gear
Make sure to wear eye protection, gloves & ear muffs when using air tools.
Air Hose Connections and Hose
Check the air hose is free of twists and kinks before turning on the compressor, then check for any air leaks at all connections to ensure you get the best performance out of your tools.
Oiling Mechanical Air Tools
Oiling your air tools before you use them or every few months if they're sitting on the shelf will help them from rusting on the inside and keep the mechanical parts lubricated for optimal performance. If you're only using mechanical air tool with your compressor, you can help this by installing an inline air tool lubricator. This way it'll drip feed the air flow with oil to keep your tools like new. This is not recommended for spray painting air tools however as it will react with paint. If you have oil in your air hose, use this only with mechanical tools.
Inline Water Trap
An in-line water trap provides an excellent layer of defence for any painter. Working alongside a traditional air filter, the in-line water trap has been built to stop any water vapours that made it through the original filter once and for all.
Air Pressure Regulators
Before tackling the task at hand, check the air tool user manual for the correct pressure rating required for the air tool. If the pressure is too low, you'll find the tool not working at it's best. If it's too high, you might break something.
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