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Power Tool Do's and Don'ts

Do's
  1. Provide 90 psi at the tool -3/8" or 1/2" ID air line.
  2. Use a "whip" to avoid safety hazards.
  3. Oil the tool once per shift with 10 wt. oil designed specifically for use in air tools (Approx. 12 drops).
  4. Check the tightness of the QC BB Retainer regularly and tighten with a pipe wrench.
  5. If the barrel comes loose, retighten to approximately 140 ft. lbs. For the HTP B17CR, tighten to 175 ft lbs.
  6. Always use a new chisel whenever possible.
Don'ts
  1. Do not dry-fire tool. Always have chisel against workpiece during tool operation.
  2. Do not pry with tool. (Let the air hammer do the work)
  3. Do not run tools with dirty air.
  4. Do not use "Blaster" lubricant. (10 wt. ATL only)
  5. Do not run tools if the QC retainer or barrel comes loose. Retighten immediately or risk further damage to power tool.
  6. Do not use old chisels. Old chisels can release chips/particles that can become lodged inside the barrel effectively jamming the piston inside the tool.

Chisel Tool Do's and Don'ts

Do's
  1. "Work" end of chisel should be uniform in shape.
  2. Chisel "shank" should be uniform in shape and material consistency.
  3. Chisel base and retention collar (inside power tool) should be
  4. Uniform in shape and material consistency.
  5. If redressing is required, dip the dressed end of the chisel into water during the redress process. Keep chisel tip cool or you risk the chisel's hardness integrity.
Don'ts
  1. Do not pry with any chisel.
  2. Do not use chisels that show excessive wear, dents, chips, mushrooming, or improper dressing.
  3. Do not use chisels that have a misshapen retention collar (no egg shapes).
  4. Do not use worn chisels. These chisels can release chips/particles
  5. Into the power tool that can become lodged inside the barrel, effectively jamming the piston inside the tool.
  6. If redressing, discard chisel if colors appear during the redress process; i.e. blue, yellow, red, etc. This means that the chisel has lost its uniform hardness and has just become a safety hazard!