Why Air Tools are Better than Electric Tools?

There are generally an electric and an air variant of most types of construction tools, which includes grinders, hammers, chisels, sanders etc. The electric tools which came first use motors to get the job done. Air-based tools also use electricity too, but the air compressors for air tools consumes most of the electricity, while the tool itself is air-driven. While both tools have their features and benefits, the market for air-driven tools is increasing because of the benefits it offers compared to the electric version.


Air tools, also known as Pneumatic Tools do not require motors to run, unlike electric counterparts. This makes the air tools lighter, smaller and easier to handle, and increases its overall portability. Even though Electric tools are battery driven, the hand held components of the air tools are easier to carry. As long as the air compressor for air tools are within easy reach, there should be no problem controlling these. Air tools are also come in a variety of sizes.


Pneumatic tools, or air tools also has a slow rate of deterioration when compared to the electrical tools. Unlike electrical tools, which require regular maintenance to ensure that the motors operate optimally, air tools do not need to be replaced as often. They also do not require daily maintenance, as air tools are less likely to be jammed with construction materials clogging up. Air tools also break down less and generate less amounts of heat. Due to this, these tools are a high level of durability.