Tools & Equipment: Hand & Power Tools: Using air power tools
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Using an air chisel

Summary
Air chisels act in a similar manner to a jackhammer, however their size makes their cycling rate faster. The objective of this procedure is to show you how to correctly use an air chisel.

Part 1. Preparation and safety

Objective

Using an air chisel

Personal safety

Whenever you perform a task in the workshop you must use personal protective clothing and equipment that is appropriate for the task and which conforms to your local safety regulations and policies. Among other items, this may include:

If you are not certain what is appropriate or required, ask your supervisor.

Safety check

Points to note


Part 2: Step-by-step instruction

  1. Select and fit the bit
    Fit the appropriate bit into the nozzle of the gun.
  2. Position the chisel
    Position the chisel so it’s pointing directly away from you and fits squarely on to the work piece. Be sure NOT to pull the trigger until the bit is pressed against the piece to be cut. Wear appropriate eye and ear protection.
  3. Work slowly
    Apply gentle pressure to the chisel and pull the trigger. Allow the chisel to do the work, and work slowly around the bolt head.