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My air tools reside in an unheated shop. During the Winter I always have to bring my impact wrench indoors to warm it up a couple hours before it has any power to it. The only thing that helps is a shot of WD40 in the hose inlet to loosen it up , But makes an awful mess.
Anything else I could try this Winter besides waiting two hours to warm things up when I'm in a hurry ?
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I usually dont warm my air tools up, but i have some generic air tool oil. idk about wd-40.

Any oil is gonna make a mess, try a bit less next time.
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I've heard good things about Marvel Mystery Oil....
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we sell Mobil air tool oil. Almo 525 is the name/number.
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I usually just drop a couple of drops of air tool oil in mine. We have a bad issue of water in our lines, and this seems to help make my tools last longer. Good news is that I basically get a new gun every 2 years or so because the owner is too cheap to re-do the air lines.
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I usually just drop a couple of drops of air tool oil in mine. We have a bad issue of water in our lines, and this seems to help make my tools last longer. Good news is that I basically get a new gun every 2 years or so because the owner is too cheap to re-do the air lines.
yall don't have a filter regulator on your lines coming from the compressor? that sucks.
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yall don't have a filter regulator on your lines coming from the compressor? that sucks.
Tell me about it. But as long as the boss keeps accepting the bill for the new tools every 2 years I don't care lol.
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Tell me about it. But as long as the boss keeps accepting the bill for the new tools every 2 years I don't care lol.
hahahah i hear ya
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My air tools reside in an unheated shop. During the Winter I always have to bring my impact wrench indoors to warm it up a couple hours before it has any power to it. The only thing that helps is a shot of WD40 in the hose inlet to loosen it up , But makes an awful mess.
Anything else I could try this Winter besides waiting two hours to warm things up when I'm in a hurry ?
just put it in the microwave!

why not just keep your impact inside your house so it's warm when you need it?
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why not just keep your impact inside your house so it's warm when you need it?
Due to wife regulations that is not allowed.
When we got married I lost the bitter battle over the chainsaws in the kitchen and it's been downhill ever since.
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The guy at work has some Marvel I use. At home I have some IR oil.
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I heard marvel was bad because it has isopropyl alcohol in it to remove wetness/water and it dries about the seals, but thats the only thing i use because I got it free and the matco guys just gives it to us.
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about once or twice a week i'll run a ****load of PB blaster ATC (Air Tool Conditioner) and about every time i flush my guns out with it i get all sorts of **** out and the gun works stronger and faster. it also protects air tols from "freeze up"
crappy air supply sucks especially when my boss wont foot the bill for my air tools.
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Most of my Air tools are MAC so I have always stuck with their air tool oil as well and have never had a problem. I dont think putting wd-40 in there is a great idea, might not be too great for the seals..
I don't know about extreme temperatures tho because its always kept pretty warm in our shop so they never really get cold.
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I use the Marvel.. seems to work pretty good.
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I just use bostitch air tool oil in my craftsman impact gun.

But, I put about 5 drops of mercon V in my roofing guns,and it's llike ife time lubrication for it, I then just drop 2 drops of bostitch oil in the air fitting and off I go for 10-15,000 nails... but its been rebuilt so... its for the seals and o rings. they don't last forever though.I used to do this with paintball guns that had o ring leaks.
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Use air tool oil and you can buy a water/filter that attaches to your gun but you are better off putting a water separator at the compressor output.
If you don't have air oil you can use 10W motor oil that is non-detergent. Yeah, finding that now is tough.
Air tools should work fine in the cold until they frost over. Sounds more like it's gun problem old bearings or worn vanes. I ran air drills for 20 years by the river in CT. The only time my air drills would not turn was when the water in the air system would cause them to frost over on the outside which meant they were frozen on the inside.
Oil your air tools EVERY DAY you use them. Some air tools have a reservoir and always keep that full.
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Use air tool oil and you can buy a water/filter that attaches to your gun but you are better off putting a water separator at the compressor output.
If you don't have air oil you can use 10W motor oil that is non-detergent. Yeah, finding that now is tough.
Air tools should work fine in the cold until they frost over. Sounds more like it's gun problem old bearings or worn vanes. I ran air drills for 20 years by the river in CT. The only time my air drills would not turn was when the water in the air system would cause them to frost over on the outside which meant they were frozen on the inside.
Oil your air tools EVERY DAY you use them. Some air tools have a reservoir and always keep that full.
Note on the separator: put it at least 25 feet from the compressor output to allow the water to condense out of the air as the air cools.
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Use air tool oil and you can buy a water/filter that attaches to your gun but you are better off putting a water separator at the compressor output.
If you don't have air oil you can use 10W motor oil that is non-detergent. Yeah, finding that now is tough.
Air tools should work fine in the cold until they frost over. Sounds more like it's gun problem old bearings or worn vanes. I ran air drills for 20 years by the river in CT. The only time my air drills would not turn was when the water in the air system would cause them to frost over on the outside which meant they were frozen on the inside.
Oil your air tools EVERY DAY you use them. Some air tools have a reservoir and always keep that full.


10W motor oil is easy to find. Any motorcycle shop will have it. NO motorcycle oil has any detergents in it because the engine and clutch share the same oil.
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hahah i hate to chime in with this due to the fact of the other threads going on about the stuff...but there is a guy at work that oils his air tools daily with ATF.
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