Air Power Tools

Air tools, otherwise known as pneumatic tools are those powered by compressed gas. At RS Components 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 Ingersol Rand and Bahco, not to mention our own extensive range of RS Pro air tools.

Types of pneumatic air tools available

Our dynamic range of pneumatic tools includes:

  • Air drills
  • Air hammers
  • Air sanders
  • Air ratchet wrenches
  • Air screwdrivers
  • Rivet guns
  • Pneumatic grease and caulking guns
  • Blow guns, spray guns and spray gun kits
We also stock a selection of air tool parts and accessories, including dust collection bags, air chisel hammer parts and silent exhaust sleeves.

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

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