How to Care For Your Power Tools & Chisels
Power Tool Do's and Don'ts
- Provide 90 psi at the tool -3/8" or 1/2" ID air line.
- Use a "whip" to avoid safety hazards.
- Oil the tool once per shift with 10 wt. oil designed specifically for use in air tools (Approx. 12 drops).
- Check the tightness of the QC BB Retainer regularly and tighten with a pipe wrench.
- If the barrel comes loose, retighten to approximately 140 ft. lbs. For the HTP B17CR, tighten to 175 ft-lbs.
- Always use a new chisel whenever possible.
- Do not dry-fire tool. Always have chisel against the workpiece during tool operation.
- Do not pry with the tool. (Let the air hammer do the work)
- Do not run tools with dirty air.
- Do not use "Blaster" lubricant. (10 wt. ATL only)
- Do not run tools if the QC retainer or barrel comes loose. Retighten immediately or risk further damage to the power tool.
- 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'tsDo's
- The "work" end of the chisel should be uniform in shape.
- Chisel "shank" should be uniform in shape and material consistency.
- Chisel base and retention collar (inside power tool) should be
- Uniform in shape and material consistency.
- 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.
- Do not pry with any chisel.
- Do not use chisels that show excessive wear, dents, chips, mushrooming, or improper dressing.
- Do not use chisels that have a misshapen retention collar (no egg shapes).
- Do not use worn chisels. These chisels can release chips/particles
- Into the power tool that can become lodged inside the barrel, effectively jamming the piston inside the tool.
- 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!