Popular Air Tools for Garages, Workshops and Bodyshops

Below is a list of pneumatic tools typically used by mechanics and panel sprayers in car bodyshops and garages. You can also see the pressure and the typical air consumption each tool requires.

 

Type of Equipment Typical Air Pressure Typical Average Free
Required (P.S.I.) Air Consumption (c.f.m.)
Tyre Inflator (standard) 150 1.5
Tyre Inflator (pre-set) 200 1.5
Car Washer 100 3
Air/Water Gun 150 4
Lub. Bay Grease/Oil Pump 150 15
Undersealing Pump 150 20
Waste Oil Drainer 100 6
3T Semi-Hydraulic Lift 150 5.5
Blow Gun 100 2.3-6.0
Spark Plug Cleaner 175 8
Vacuum Cleaner 150 10
Brake Bleeder/Tester 150 1
Quick Oil Changer 150 6
Air Jack 150 1
3/8″ Impact Wrench 90 2.5
3/8″ Air Drill 90 5
1/2″ Impact Wrench 90 4
3/4″ Impact Wrench 90 7.5
1″ Impact Wrench 90 12
Heavy Duty Sander 90 24
Orbital Sander 90 15
Polisher 90 24
Paint Spray Gun 90 5.0-13.0
Bead Breaker 175 1
Tyre Changer 175 1
Retread Moulding M/C 200 8
HVLP Spray Gun 25 15.0-20.0
Breathing Air Mask 15 6

The information in this table is for guidance purposes only. Every pneumatic tool is different and many other factors come into play when sizing a compressor. You can ask our LiveChat team or give us as call for free advice.