Air Tools

Learn about air tools for automotive and carpentry.

How to Choose an Air Compressor

Buy an air compressor that has the CFM (cubic feet per minute) capacity to drive the air tools you want to use. Our brief rundown of compressors tells you the capacity you need for various tools.

Air Tools projects

  • Best Air Tools for Automotive work

    You’ll get more jobs done faster—and better—by expanding your collection of air tools. Air tools speed up auto work and can loosen just about…

  • Air Compressor Cart

    Effortlessly wheel your air compressor where it’s needed. No need for second trips to fetch hoses, tools and fasteners, they are all self…

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  • Air Hoses: Install a Retractable Air Hose Reel

    Add a ceiling-mounted air hose reel to improve your garage shop and keep the air power conveniently at hand. You can install it in less than an…

  • Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop

    Want to add a compressor to your shop or garage? Learn what the best pipe materials are for a compressed air line— and what not to use.

  • How to Fix an Air Compressor

    A faulty air compressor unloader valve can cause the compressor to stall out, but replacement valves are readily available and the fix is easy…

  • Rebuild a Framing Nailer

    Keep your framing nailer in top working condition and save time and money with a framing nailer rebuilding kit, which includes all the parts…

  • Finish Nailer Tips

    Want to know how to use a pneumatic finish nailer? Want to know how to get the most out of it? Here’s a collection of tips to help your…

  • Choosing the Best Impact Driver

    Work faster and better with a cordless impact driver. We show the basic techniques and pick our favorite driver models, after testing many…

  • How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun

    Learn to use a trim gun and you'll never want to pound another finish nail. A trim nailer will give you superior results with less effort