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Are air tools worth getting

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by misenthrop, 3 February 2011.

  1. misenthrop

    misenthrop Torque Junkie

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    Does anyone on here use air powered tools, are they worth getting and how much would it cost to get a basic but useful air tool setup?

    Would I be right in thinking that an compressor can also be used for paint spraying as well as powering sanders and screwdriver/socket guns.
     
  2. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    You are right. They are great, the tools are lighter, smaller, cheaper to buy than their electric equivelent, I'd love one if I had the facilities!
     
  3. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

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    As MA said they are great.....if you have the right setup, which can be costly, a decent compressor can cost serious cash and then it's installing it with air lines blah blah blah
    but they are great tools, look out for carbon and glass fibre though, cutting the stuff with an air tool will clog it up with dust but it'll just need cleaning out which is fairly easy
     
  4. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    Also they'd be quite useful fighting off zombies I imagine.
     
  5. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    I've never had a prob with cutting fibreglass or anything else for that matter with the compressor.
    Very very useful bit of kit.
    Ideally you want to look for one that doen't require oil. Less maintenance.
    You should be able to get one for around £400-500 and as for the air lines it's just a case of plug and play really.;)
    The accessories in my mind are far dearer in price than the compressor itself.
     
  6. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Oh I must hear the explanation behind this one! :lol:
     
  7. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

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    I used to be a Fibreglass mold maker/laminator/trimmer/finisher did the lot, and the only trouble we had was the dust getting in through the intake of the tools themselves clogging up the workings, but we had oiled tools and as you rightly said TN oil-less tools don't get that, but it was an easy strip down and clean up and then re-oil as needed

    brilliant bits of kit though and there are 1001 uses for them
     
  8. Yugguy

    Yugguy Torque King

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    Well you'd have some kind of air powered rivet or nail gun I'd hope. Cos you need to decapitate zombies really, otherwise you just get them annoyed.

    See you watch things like The Waking Dead and just imagine how much better you'd do things. I'd find a remote island, or somewhere high on a hill, surrounded by cliffs with only one approach road, clear it of zombies and then I'd be all set.
     
  9. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    I will have your back mate but my weapon of choice is quite obviously a chainsaw lol.
     
  10. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

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    mine would be a canoe paddle with some nails stuck in it and some good old fashioned elbow grease :lol:lol:
     
  11. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    Elbow grease! Bah, have you tried felling 30 zombies with a hefty chainsaw? It's not easy!
     
  12. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    A canoe paddle has disadvantages in terms of aerodymanics. A baseball bat with a few dozen nails is much more streamlined device.
     
  13. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    I'd be concerned about the short-reach tbh, you are vulnerable whilst you swing.
     
  14. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

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    no no no the double ended ones (lol:lol:)
     
  15. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Lmao. This thread has gone sooooo wrong. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  16. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    There is that but I have got very long arms. I'd go for the lower body to be honest, an uppercut into the lower pelvis of your assailant will attract his attention pretty rapidly.

    Yes, this thread has gone off course a little. Ooops
     
    Last edited: 8 February 2011
  17. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    But it's zombies we're talking about remembered. They're not usually too bothered by a bit of a knock. Full brain mashing or amputation is what's needed here!

    All can be addressed with AIR TOOLS :lol: On topic ;)
     
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    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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  19. MasterAuron

    MasterAuron Very Senior Member

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    FLOL nearly spat my tea out when I read that last sentence.
     
  20. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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  21. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    A canoe paddle can have a similarly significant effect if it's administered (delivered into the aforementioned orifice) sideways.
     
  22. 944

    944 Torque Junkie

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    air tools are usufull bu not nesesary and i think it is too expencive and have no need for home use... u just dont need them they are used in garages and mechanic shops... i have a whole bunch of air tools and a big compresor but thats beacouse we have mechanic shop and use them countless times every day... other than that it wouldnt be needed :))
     
  23. T9 man

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    :lol: I think your overdue a check up from the neck up TN :lol:
     
  24. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    :lol::blink::confused::blink::lol:
     
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