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? about air tool pressures..

Well all my tools are rated at 90PSI but my OBA puts out between 120-150 at times(depends on the engine rpm). I was thinking of getting a regulator from Harbor Freight to set at 90 but I figured I would ask... Is there a problem with running the higher pressure?
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can wear out the gun or what ever faster. we have our whole garage plumed with pipes and every exit has a pressure regulator for what you want it set at
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You need to get a gauge to measure the pressure at the tool. Depending on the length & size of air hose, you might not be getting much more than 90-95 psi at the tool. Then it you need a regulator at the compressor, it'll make things a little easier.
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It will simply create more heat in the tool and wear it out sooner. If you do it, make sure you oil the tool more often.
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Some tools may blow seals at higher pressures.

Lower pressure wont hurt them, just lower speeds. And impacts may have less torque.


OBA = On board Air?

Id get a regulator/gauge but have the disconnects on it so you can take it off and lock it up.
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CFpM.
i dought your OBA system can get enough CFpM's even at 120 psi to dammage your air tools, and besides its not like you gonna use them for any extended time on the trail.
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I'd check the pressure at the end of the hoses like Tekrsq said first. Other than that, you can just get a regulator that will hook to the start of your hoses, like after the quick disconnect. That way there wouldn't be any real installation other than changing the fitting on you hose.

Even if it is higher, as long has you buy higher end tools, it won't kill them, just keep them oiled well to keep the seals soft/cool.

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I was going to put a QD on one end and a reg male plug on the other so I can just plug it into the fitting on the bumper. As for the end pressure I only have a 15 foor air line (I do have a 50Ft piece for helping others on the trail) and I have a 2.5 gallon tank so it is at about 100 to 130 at the tip depending on the toold and how open I have it running.
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