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Air Tools and Compressed Air

I like air tools. I have that installed on my Jeep TJ as well as an on-board welder. It is very handy and trouble free I have never seen anyone has that on the sailboat. Why is that?

Go to a junkyard and pick up a AC compressor, make a bracket, get a new belt and install 6 to 10 gal tank (varies size). Done. $150 top.
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Re: Air Tools and Compressed Air

Air tools are noisy, expensive and take a lot of maintenance. And dragging an airline into tight spaces is challenging to say the least.

Give me a quiet, portable, small, inexpensive battery powered hand tool any day.

Just my preference, we all have them.
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Air tools make my ears hurt.
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Pneumatic tools do not last in a marine environment.
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Hay What Pardon I Can Not Hear you the Compresser is running to keep up the air on my sander do you know sign language (Snigger giggle HA HA) Ear defenders are an opption . AS ALWAYS GO SAFE !
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Re: Air Tools and Compressed Air

I picked up a portable compressor for small jobs on board. $49 on sale at Xmas I think around $89 regular price. But it's a tool I take to the boat rather than one I keep on board.



I've used it on the boat and around the house for odd jobs. It's a lot easier than dragging out my big compressor and it works fine with my brad and finish nailers (haven't tried it with a framing gun). It should be fine with an air ratchet but you'd need ear protection using one inside a boat.

I never thought about keeping it aboard, but since it only draws two amps you could power it off an inverter (220W continuous, probably double that on startup surge current).

A lot easier than rigging and AC compressor and a storage tank running off your diesel. Not to mention if the diesel is down for repairs you'd have no air compressor.
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Don't get many flat tires on my sailboat.... but it would be good for loosening the engine mounts.
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While they there strong points there about as energy inefficient as it is Possable to make a tool

My air drill will use 3 hp of compressed air no problem and I do much better with my onboard 18 volt battery tool recharger
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and it works fine with my brad and finish nailers (haven't tried it with a framing gun). It should be fine with an air ratchet but you'd need ear protection using one inside a boat.
I would say that that compressor will struggle to drive an air ratchet for any length of time.

I made the mistake of buying one about twice that size and it won't run a high pressure spray gun for more than about a minute or so and I reckon air tools use more air than a spray gun.
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I would say that that compressor will struggle to drive an air ratchet for any length of time.

I made the mistake of buying one about twice that size and it won't run a high pressure spray gun for more than about a minute or so and I reckon air tools use more air than a spray gun.
Agreed, with two gallons in the tank it would be enough to hopefully break a stubborn nut. The compressor can only deliver about 0.5 CFM at 90 psi. I think an air ratchet on a continuous run uses around 4-5 CFM at 90 psi.

You could use it with an airbrush for touch-up work but not with an HVLP sprayer. It's great with brad/pin/finish nailers for cabinet upgrades.

Like I said it's a handy little odd jobber that saves pulling out the big compressor.

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