Compressed Air Requirements


Tool/Equipment Size or Type Air Pressure (PSI) Air Consumed (CFM)
(pounds per sq. in.) (cu. ft. of free air per min.)
Air Bushing Small or Large 80-90 15-25
Air Filter Cleaner   70-100 3
Air Hammer Light to Heavy 70-90 4.0-40
Air Hoist 1,000 lb and under 70-90 1 cf/ft.lift
Air Hoist 2,000lb to 10,000lb 70-90 5 cf/ft. lift
Air Hoist 10,000lb And larger up to 70-90 15 cf/ ft. lift
Angle Nut Setters 5/16" weighing 8 lbs. 1/2" 70-90 20
Angle Nut Setters to 3/4" weighing 8 lbs. 70-90 30
Backfill Tamper   70-100 7
Bead Breaker   125-150 12
Blow Gun   70-90 3
Body Polisher   70-100 2
Body Sander Orbital 70-100 5
Brake Tester   70-100 4
Burring Tool Small 70-100 4
Burring Tool Large 70-100 6
Burring Tool 14,000lb cap 70-90 10
Bus or Truck Lift 8,000lb cap 70-90 6
Car Lift   70-90 6
Car Rocker   70-100 3
Carbon Remover   70-90 10.0-15.0
Carving Tools   70-90 10.0-15.0
Carving Tools Monumental 70-100 7
Chain Saw Lightweight 70-100 22
Chain Saw Heavy Duty 70-90 28-30
Chipping Hammers Weighing 2-4 lbs 70-90 39
Chipping Hammers Heavier than 13 lbs 70-90 30
Chipping Hammers Weighing 10-13 lbs 70-90 12
Concrete Vibrators   70-100 4
Die Grinder   70-100 7
Drill   70-90 50-110
Drills, Piston   70-90 20-90
Drills, Rotary   70-100 3
Dusting Blow Gun   70-90 5
Engine, Cleaning   70-100 9
Fender Hammer   70-90 20
File & Burr Tools   70-90 18
Filing/ Sawing Machine Small 90-100 3
Filing/ Sawing Machine Large 90-100 5
Grease Gun   70-90 3
Grease Gun Hi Pressure 120-150 4
Grinders W" Wheel 70-90 50
Grinders Z" Wheel 70-90 20
Grinders - Horizontal 6" to 8" wheel 70-90 50
Grinders - Horizontal 2"-2 1/2" wheels 70-90 14-20
Grinders - Horizontal 1-1/2" wheels and under 70-90 10
Grinders and Sanders - Vertical Large 70-90 53
Grinders and Sanders - Vertical Medium 70-90 30
Grinders and Sanders - Vertical Small 70-90 22
Hoist 1 ton 70-100 1
Hydraulic Floor Jack   125-150 6
Hydraulic Lift   145-175 6
Impact Wrench/ Screw Driver Small to Large 70-90 4-10.0
Impact Wrenches to-1/2" 70-90 5
Impact Wrenches 1/2" to 3/4" 70-90 10
Impact Wrenches 3/4" to 1 1/4" 70-90 20
Impact Wrenches 1-1/4" to 2" 70-90 30
Impact Wrenches 2" to 3" 70-90 55
Impact Wrenches 3" to 12" 70-90 100
Laboratory Outlet/ Station   40-70 1
Nailers and Staplers   70-100 5.0-8.0
Nut Setters & Runners 1/4" cap to 3/4" cap 70-90 6-30.0
Paint Sprayers Protection gun 40-70 20
Paint Sprayers Small Hand 70-90 2.0-7.0
Plug Drills   70-90 40-50
Pneumatic Door   40-90 2
Pneumatic Garage Door   120-50 3
Radiator Tester   90-100 1
Rammers Small 70-100 4
Rammers Medium 70-100 9
Rammers Large 70-100 10
Rim Stripper   100-120 6
Rivet Buster   70-90 35-39
Riveters Small-Large 70-90 Oct-35
Riveters 3/32"-1" rivets 70-90 12
Riveters Larger weighing 18-22 lbs. 70-90 35
Riveting Hammer   70-100 8
Rotary Sanders   70-90 30
Sand Blasting
(Blasting Data Pg J-17)
Wide Variation 90 6-400
Sand Hammer   70-90 25-40
Sand Rammers and Tampers 1" x 4" cylinders 70-90 25
Sand Rammers and Tampers 1-1/4" x 5" cylinders 70-90 28
Sand Rammers and Tampers 1-1/2" x 6" cylinders 70-90 39
Scaling Hammer   70-100 3
Screwdrivers Nbr. 2 to 6 screw 70-90 5
Screwdrivers Nbr. 6 to 5/16" screw 70-90 10
Spark Plug Cleaner Reach 36-45 70-90 5
Spray Gun Engine Cleaner   90-100 5
Spring Oiler   40-70 4
Spring Oiler   90-100 4
Steel Drills, Piston Type Capacity 1/2"-3/4" 13-15 lbs. 70-90 45
Steel Drills, Piston Type Capacity 7/8"-1-1/4" weighing 25-30 lbs. 70-90 75-80
Steel Drills, Piston Type Capacity 1-1/4"-2" weighing 40-50 lbs. 70-90 80-90
Steel Drills, Piston Type Capacity 2"-3" weighing 55-75 lbs. 70-90 100-110
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors Capacity up to 1/4" weighing 1 1/2-4 lbs. 70-90 18-20
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors Capacity 1/4"-3/8" weighing 6-8 lbs. 70-90 20-40
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors Capacity 1/2"-3/4" weighing 9-14 lbs. 70-90 70
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors Capacity 7/8"-1" weighing 25 lbs. 70-90 80
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors Capacity 1-1/4" weighing 30 lbs. 70-90 95
Sump Pumps 145 gals. At 50 foot head 70-90 70
Tapper to 3/8" 70-100 5
Tire Changer   70-90 1
Tire Changer   125-150 2
Tire Hammer   90-100 12
Tire Inflater   70-90 2
Tire Inflation Line   125-150 2
Tire Rim Stripper   125-150 6
Tire Spreader   70-90 1
Tire Spreader   125-150 2
Touch Up Paint Spray Gun   90-100 4
Transmission/ Differential Flusher   70-100 3
Undercoat Paint Spray Gun   90-100 19
Vacuum Cleaner Shop   100-120 6
Valve Grinder   70-90 2
Vertical Disc Sander   90-100 10
Wood Borers 1"-2" 70-90 40-80
Wood Borers 1" diameter weighing 4 lbs 70-90 40
Wood Borers 2" diameter weighing 26 lbs. 70-90 80