How To Use Air Compressors And Air Tools For Car Repair

How To Use Air Compressors And Air Tools For Car Repair


one, two, three, four! Rev up your engines! It’s time for the Scotty Kilmer Channel if you’re serious about fixing cars you
might think about getting air tools and an air compressor like this, because
they’re not as expensive as you might think and there’s lots of jobs that are
tons easier with air tools, now as a professional mechanic,
I’ve used this Campbell house field 220 volt twin cylinder compressor for the
last 30 years and I’m so cheap I only paid 100 bucks for it used 30 years ago,
but I just bought this century pneumatic one it was only 100 40 bucks brand-new and
I’m using it as a backup, because we lose a lot of power here during hurricane
season and I want something I can run off my generator, because it runs on 120
volts and I don’t have a 220 volt generator, it has two and a half
horsepower in a 21 gallon container and that’s plenty enough power to run any
air tool that one person is going to be using just by themselves and since it
runs on 120 volts, you can just plug it into any extension cord in your house
and it’ll work, now a lot of people think they’re not strong enough to work on
cars, well with an air wrench you got plenty of power, if you look at these
skinny little twig arms of mine, hey I don’t have much power, but I’ve been
fixing cars for 44 years and when it comes time to buy air tools, they’re not
all that bad these days either, I got this air impact wrench for $60 on sale,
it’s an earthquake from harbor freight tools and I’ve been using this one for
three years, it still works fine, I use to buy those really expensive ones that
could cost three or four hundred dollars but hey, I found they didn’t last any
longer than these did and when you’re doing a job like a
timing belt on a front-wheel drive car the only way you can get that front
crank pulley off is with an air impact wrench and of course there’s tons other
air tools like this air ratchet, it could spin a lot faster than my hands can to
take those nuts and bolts off, and there’s air grinders for grinding metal an air saw for cutting through metal and
there’s also other tools from muffler cutters that cut off exhaust pipes, to
vacuum machines that suck air out of cooling systems, to air powered pressure
guns to check for leaks in cooling systems and with the internet and
discount tool stores, they don’t cost as much as they use to, I only paid 15
bucks of this air grinder when it was on sale,
so if you’re serious about fixing cars you might think about getting an air
compressor and some tools and if you get good enough at fixing cars, you might
even start your own business, because let’s face it, there’s nothing like working for
yourself, and remember if you’ve got any car questions just visit scotty kilmer.com and I’ll answer them as soon as I get back from this ride!