Okay, okay, we're a bit excited. With the recent launch of our air
tools in our online shop.
Here's a 101 for you about what air tools you might need in your air compressor tool kit. Air tools are prevalent in automotive industries,
woodworking, construction, metalwork and more. Did you know that there's pretty much an air-powered version nearly any power tool on the
market? We want to share with you our 'Must have Air Tools'.
Air tools are super efficient, producing high speeds with lower torque whilst being smaller and more compact than many electric tools out there.
Here are 8 types of air tools we recommend you to have in your toolbox.
Air Wrenches - a very popular type of air tools, these are perfect for DIY auto mechanic and professional automotive workshops. When
using an air wrench, you'll be surprised that when you're removing a wheel you can service two or three wheels in the time that it
would take you to do traditional lug wrench. Air Ratchet wrenches are also excellent to allow you to fit in to tighter spots than an
air impact wrench does.
Air Drill - has a few advantages over an electric drill - it's smaller and allows you to fit in to tight spaces. It gets cooler the
more you run it, and it won't burn out if you overload it. In fact, you can't actually overload an air drill. For heavier duty
drilling like machining, an air drill is the only way to go. So, for heavy duty drilling work like machining, an air drill is the
only way to go. As an added benefit, an air drill is safer for explosive environments or around flammables, making it a good choice
for automotive work.
Air Hammer - you can use an air hammer for carving, chiseling, or breaking through metal. Air hammers are able to take a beating,
and are great for the same reasons and type of work that air drills are.
Air Die Grinder - If you do any polishing, sanding, honing, or machining wood, metal, or plastic, you might find an air die grinder
to be a handy tool. You can get different heads and attachments to make this a versatile tool
Air Cut-Off Tool - An air cutoff tool is vital for any metalwork, and is especially handy for automotive exhaust work and machining.
With tons of different disc-shaped heads designed to cut through different materials, air cut-off tools are versatile and powerful.
They’ll get you out of a a lot of jams.
Air Stapler - An air stapler works like a nail gun, but shoots staples instead of nails. It will save your hand over the course of a
job, especially if you planned on using a manual stapler. If you’re planning on doing a project that will require a lot of tacks or
staples, invest in one of these. You won’t regret it.
Air Sander - For the same reasons and jobs an air drill beats out an electric drill, an air sander beats out an electric sander.
Smaller, doesn’t over heat, and safer in flammable and combustible surroundings, the air sander is a must for heavy duty sanding
work. There are tons of different heads available for virtually any sanding job.
With the right air tools, you can do a professional-looking job in a much shorter amount of time. Air tools are more compact and deliver higher speeds
than their electric counterparts.
Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!
Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a
reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!
Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
An extensive line of air treatment components
Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries
ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white
cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations
nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.
Reliability and Efficiency
With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our
efforts on the following:
Air compressors are used in many different applications and provide essential compressed air to many businesses and individuals with
different air needs. No matter what your CFM, PSI and HP requirements are, the electronic controller on your air compressor is the
motherboard for keeping your unit running as efficiently as possible. It is your eyes into your machine.
The emergency stop, "e-stop", is for true emergency situations only. When hitting the e-stop, all power is halted from the machine
and the unload process isn't achieved. The emergency stop button is intended to help with possibly hazardous situations that are developing.
Common conditions of having to use the e-stop is the misuse of the equipment in ways that weren’t intended, predictable failures not
addressed or failing to consider all the foreseeable uses of the compressor. Read More…
Air compressors are helpful for an enormous range of applications such as air filling, packaging, tools, HVAC control, and more! One
possible drawback is the amount of electricity they use; air compressors can be a huge drain on energy if used inefficiently. If you are
running them too long, allowing leaks to exist, or using the wrong type of compressor, you are wasting energy and money. This article will
go over some of the biggest power-wasters and how to