Handy Air Tools to Help With Your DIY and More
When powered tools first came out, it seemed like tools had reached the pinnacle of usefulness, but air-powered hand tools have taken things to a whole new level. As with most tool innovation, the popularity of air tools in the trades has led to average people wanting to be able to have similar benefits at home. As a result, there’s a growing range of professional-quality air tools making their way into homes and garages across the country. The following are some of the handy air tools that might be just what your home is missing.
Air-powered drills are an absolute dream to use, allowing you to work significantly faster. Cordless models can be fantastic depending on the job, but for speed and power, nothing compares to an air-powered drill. If you buy one of your own, you’ll be amazed at just how often you will use it.
For those tough-to-reach places — the ones where you may be able to reach a spot but don’t have room to do anything while you’re there — the handy air-powered ratchet wrench is perfect. As long as you can get the wrench to the nut or bolt you’re after, this powerful tool will take care of it from there, making tricky and awkward work fast and easy.
If you like doing any kind of woodwork projects, or want to sand down your car and repaint it, having an air-powered sander will allow you to maintain a steady flow of power and therefore produce a professional finish. These handy orbital sanders are easy to use, compact, and will have your DIY projects looking like professional quality jobs.
For an extremely fast way to paint your house, spray guns have made painting easier than ever. The most important thing is to be 100 per cent prepared and ready when you start spraying, as once you start it’s easiest to just go ahead and paint everything. While a spray gun won’t provide the same finish as a hand-painted job, the saving in time and money can make the difference in quality negligible.
For any project that has more than a couple of nails in it, a nail gun can save a massive amount of time. It should be used with extreme care though, as a nail gun can do far more damage than a hit on the hand with a regular hammer would. Depending on your needs, the pin nailer, brad nailer and finish nailer are three popular options.
Air tools have made it easy for handy men and women to get stuck into their projects and produce work that is of significantly higher quality. Even just having your one main tool be air powered — a drill or a sander, for example — can save you a huge amount of time, so you can concentrate on the finer touches of having your work look fantastic. If you have a friend who’s always working on some new project or other, this year’s birthday or Christmas gift is easy; get them an air tool!