Don't Wait Until It's Too Late
Tool experts at Dave's Tool Supply have been in the repair industry for years and have the experience to service home workshop tools to heavy-duty commercial equipment.
We can fix air, electric, or battery driven tools and equipment and even provide sharpening service for chainsaws and mowers. Ask us about oil changes and lubrication on engine-driven equipment, drive belts, and chain replacement. As a part of our commitment to service and repair, we stock retail parts so that our customers have the necessary equipment to repair in the field when needed.
What We Repair
Ask about scheduled maintenance plans based on your usage. A maintenance plan can be customized depending on your needs and often will prevent costly downtime.
We Can Repair:
Tips From The Toolbench
Maintenance is an important step that will keep your tools working at their rated specifications and maintains warranty coverage!
Air Tool Maintenance
Make sure that setup for your tool meets the requirements specified in the user manuals.
Psi: Pressure Per Square Inch
Most automotive pneumatic tools are rated to operate normally at 90 PSI. Pulling the trigger of most ½” impacts drops the pressure by 20 PSI. The pressure setting on your compressor tank is not going to the pressure at each of your air outlets. Length of your lines, other tools are running, small leaks, the regeneration point you set on your compressor all play factors in maintaining an optimal PSI for your tool.
Cfm: Cubic Feet Per Minute
Check to make sure the CFM rating on your compressor exceeds the CFM requirement for your tool. This affects large tools (1” impacts) and high volume tools (sanders and grinders). 1” impacts need to have ½” airlines and ½” fittings to get the airflow that they need.
Tools are designed and tested under particular loads and work environments. They should be used what they are engineered for.
Make sure that you are using the proper accessories with the tool. A sanding pad that is coming apart will cause bad vibration and will wear out bearing prematurely. Some manufacturers have pads weighted specifically for their tools.