Air tools, otherwise known as pneumatic tools, are those powered by compressed air. At RS, we have a wide selection of professional air tools and kits, from air drills and screwdrivers to wrenches and chisels. Whatever your air tool needs, we have the product to suit you. All our products are from leading manufacturers, including Bahco, Legris, SMC, Staubli, CEJN, Festo, Facom, Teng Tools, PREVOST, and our own extensive range of RS PRO air tools.
Types of pneumatic air tools available
Air Chisels, Air Hammers & Needle Scalers
Air Dispenser Guns
Air Ratchets & Air Impact Wrenches
Air Rivet Guns
Air Saws, Shears & Nibblers
What are the advantages of air-powered tools over traditional electric power tools?
Pneumatic tools are usually more lightweight and easier to manipulate
Air tools are safer to use in a wider range of conditions, and therefore more versatile
Pneumatic tools are often able to offer considerably more punch and torque than electrical versions on tougher jobs, especially compared to cordless electric varieties
Air tools tend to feature far simpler design mechanics than electric power equivalents, for enhanced user-friendliness
Pneumatic tools are often more reliable in long-term use, with very low malfunction rates for common electrical tool problems such as overheating or short circuiting
Fewer moving parts usually means longer life and less maintenance required
Compressed air is an extremely reliable source of clean, dry power in a wide range of environments and application types.
Compressed air is easy to move between many different locations and types of work sites, including hazardous or underground locations, damp or wet conditions, and around combustible materials.
Air tools are often cheaper to buy than electric versions, and while the overall cost of setting up a pneumatic system to run them will inevitably add some initial expense, their lower power draw and reduced need for frequent maintenance/parts replacement makes them considerably more economical in the long-run.