Learn about air tools for automotive and carpentry.
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 and inexpensive.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
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
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.
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 contained in this handy, easy-to-build cart.
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 available options.
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 that commonly wear out.
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 afternoon.
Air Tools for Car Repairs
Air tools speed up auto work and can loosen just about any nut or bolt. We help you identify quality tools.
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.