What air tools to get?

I got an early Christmas present of a 26 gallon air compressor (replacing a 1.5 gallon!). So far I have a 50' hose, blower nozzle, tire chuck, and a basic 1/2" impact wrench. What air tools should I add to my last-minute wishlist?

Air grinder

3/8" ratchet, 1/4" ratchet, 3/8" impact, die grinder, angle grinder, cut off wheel grinder, and get something nice for the wife too.

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for non moto stuff, a nail gun is always handy around the house.

To add these much needed home work shop staples... Air chisel, portable sand blaster and portable air tank for that day in the woods should you need air for your tire.. :thumbsup:

Get a pneumatic staple gun to. Only thing I found to penetrate the tough plastic seat pans when installing new seat covers.

and get something nice for the wife too.

That's a good idea....My wife has always wanted an air powered nail file:smirk:

I think I saw one at Harbor Freight...

Nothing for your bike!!!!!

you could get a 1/4 inch drive butterfly gun for quick hardware removal.

All the above are great suggestions. One of those "right angle" drills can be handy around the house. Also, I have a really nice low power impact gun that's great for disassembly of bikes. I think I bought it at HF (part of their "professional" line).

An old train horn to mount in the barn?

politician. that is an air powered tool right?

Costco had a great set I bought for about $50 years ago.

Impact wrench, grinder, wrench, chisel.

I use the impact wrench on my bike and removing truck tire lug nuts.

The chisel got use on some concrete. (Loud!)

The grinder has been used once. The air wrench never.

Harbor Freight finish nailers are good for small jobs. Too many jams for professional use, but sooooo much nicer than trying to hand nail trim. I have two sizes.

politician. that is an air powered tool right?

Most are HOT AIR powers tools.

and get something nice for the wife too.

Do they make pneumatic sex toys? Hmmm, more HP, cheaper than batteries...multi attachment :thumbsup:

you could get a 1/4 inch drive butterfly gun for quick hardware removal.

+1............. Less than 40lb ft of torque, great for motorcycle sized fasteners. Get one with an adjustable air inlet.

A 90 degree angle die grinder with the rol-loc quick change pad system

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But don't EVER use those sanding abrasives on anything but steel.

For aluminum and other soft metals (like are all over your bike) get one of these-

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They remove the gasket, but not the metal. And they last for YEARS. I bought a bag of them about 3 years ago, and the first one is about half worn out.

My advice-skip the el cheapo air tools and spend the money on good stuff. Mac used to make good air tools, (IDK if they still do), snap-on never has, Ingersol Rand is tops IMHO. Their Impacts can't be beat.

If something goes really wrong, then a cut off wheel and die grinder are helpful. Otherwise, buy a middle or high quality impact gun and some metric impact sockets.

for non moto stuff, a nail gun is always handy around the house.

Sorry forgot about working on the house, I also have a brad nailer, sand blaster (need a large volume tank), an air file, 1/2" drill, right angle drill, and a chisel, can't tell you what I got the wife.

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