Repair & Reconditioning
DAVE'S TOOL SUPPLY, LLC

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:

  • Air Compressors
  • Electric Saws
  • Sanders
  • Concrete Tools
  • Pumps
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Impact Tools
  • Nail Guns
  • Routers and More!
DAVE'S TOOL SUPPLY, LLC
DAVE'S TOOL SUPPLY, LLC

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.

  • Example: Many 3/8 impacts have enough torque to remove car lug nuts. Used for this application, will snap 3/8” impact anvils frequently. Warranties do not typically cover this type of misuse.
  • Example: 3/8” ratchets being used as a breaker bar. Using ratchets as a breaker bar will snap ratchet drives, break internal parts, or spread ratchet towers. All of these conditions will cause the tool not to work or reduce its working life.

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.

Maintenance

  • Oiling a tool - Oiling any pneumatic tool is the most important preventative maintenance step. Tools should be oiled according to their use. Oil should be applied directly into the air inlet.
  • If you use your tool only once in a while, you should apply a large amount of oil into the inlet and apply a short burst to the trigger mechanism. This allows the oil to enter and sit in the motor.
  • In-line oilers do not provide enough oil to lubricate a tool on their own properly.
  • Greasing mechanism parts - Read the manufacture guidelines for time and amounts for greasing (simple schedule - small amount, once a month). Over greasing can cause excess friction and hinder the operation of your tool.
  • Make sure there is an in-line water drain for shops with long lengths of the hard piped airline. Also, make sure to drain your compressor tank daily.

For more tips and hands-on maintenance of your most used equipment, contact us at
(541) 887-2521.