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It's Not How Big Your Tool Is, It's How You Use It

You might be under the impression that the most powerful tools are the largest ones, but you’d be mistaken. While there’s some truth in the fact that big industrial tools are highly powered, you can find that some of the most impressive tools are in fact the more modestly sized ones.

Some smaller, hand-held air tools for instance boast some substantial delivery to rival even the biggest power tools. Much of this is thanks to the capacity of the air compressor the tool is attached to, but even still the versatility of air tools certainly pays testament to the fact size isn’t everything.

In this post, SGS takes a look at what our range of air tools includes as well as what weird and wonderful applications they can offer. Be sure to read on and find out more!

The SGS Range

You can see the SGS Engineering selection of air tools by clicking here; when you do you’ll discover an incredible number of options. Everything from ratchets, to spray guns, tool kits and accessories can be found, along with a choice of accessories and replacement parts. So what exactly can these do?

Practical Uses

Some of the more practical things you’ll find air tools being used for include:

General DIY

For building furniture or repair work around the home, nail guns and drills can help make the jobs much faster. One of our 6-Litre air compressors would be an ideal choice for domestic work such as this.

Air-powered spray guns might look quite innocent in their compact design, but they can blast out controlled bursts of paint to swiftly, yet neatly, finish your painting tasks in next to no time. Moreover, whether it’s a car’s bodywork or a fence in your garden you’ll end up with fantastic results which would otherwise take an age by hand.

Efficient Commercial Work

Businesses in the automotive industry or in the building trade often use air tools as they offer the winning combination of quick application and powerful delivery. Also you’re likely to come across some mighty air compressors like one of our 100-Litre models supplying several tools at once.

Creative Uses

The previously mentioned versatility of air tools also means you’ll come across them in some more creative uses; here’s some examples (although some of these have been tinkered with a little!):

Garden Shears

Taking gardening to the extreme, this clip on YouTube shows someone using some air-powered garden shears. While the application might be a bit unorthodox, you can’t argue with the speed of the pruning for the modest size of the sheers.

Engraving

If you’ve ever won a trophy or received some jewellery with a personalised message, it might well have been engraved with a tiny air-powered engraving pen. Much like other air tools though, such methods are faster and very accurate.

Snow Machines

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As this guide from instructables.com shows, you can make snow machines using air power, almost like a souped-up spray gun. Naturally, the right climate is a big factor in the success of this one too.

Please note, these are rather unconventional uses so don’t try them at home!


So next time you’re faced with larger tools, remember that smaller air tools can do just as good a job –  if not better in some cases. Finally, when you invest in your new air tools remember to check that the capacity of your air compressor is a suitable match; if you need any help with this SGS will be happy to point you in the right direction.