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Learn about air tools for automotive and carpentry.

  1. Best Air Tools

    Use your air compressor for more than just filling your tires, blowing off your workbench or running your pneumatic nailer. Here are 12 of our favorite pneumatic tools. Save time—and your muscles—by letting compressed air do the work. You’ll get more jobs done faster—and better—by expanding your ...

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  1. Finish Nailer Tips

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    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 projects turn out better—in ways you might not expect.

  2. How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun

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    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

  3. How to Fix an Air Compressor

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

  4. Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop

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    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.

  5. Choosing the Best Impact Driver

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

  6. Air Compressor Cart

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    Effortlessly wheel your air compressor where it’s needed. No need for second trips to fetch hoses, tools and fasteners, they are all self contained in this handy, easy-to-build cart.

  7. Rebuild a Framing Nailer

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    Keep your framing nailer in top working condition and save time and money with a framing nailer rebuilding kit, which includes all the parts that commonly wear out.

  8. Air Hoses: Install a Retractable Air Hose Reel

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    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 afternoon.

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