How To Use An Air Compressor

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today we're gonna talk about how to use

an air compressor this would be a super

quick and basic intro to how to use the

air compressor what the functions are

and how to set them so let's just get a

lot closer and take a look at it okay so

first I guess we just go over very

basics this is a power cord okay it's

probably too basic

power switch off on okay right here is a

little blow-off feed valve so I'll show

you that in a minute and we're gonna

have one one host hook up here and one

host hook up here okay

this we have two gauges on this it's a

pretty very basic standard setup for an

air compressor okay you can have your

main tank pressure which will tell you

which one it is right if your tank

pressure means how much pressure is in

the main tank down here okay and then

this is a regulated pressure which means

how much pressure is going to the hose

now when you have a hose connector here

in here

this one will just give you the full

pressure of the tank there's no

regulation at all no matter what this is

set at this one here will be the

regulated pressure which you're going to

use majority of the time when you're

using nail guns or other different air

tools now to adjust the regular air

pressure first it's best to get the air

tank up to full pressure so plug it in

turn it on let it run until it cycles

and stops turns off okay and then simply

righty-tighty you know you're gonna turn

it the right

they make Lola noises turn the left and

they're going to adjust the gauge here

now sometimes when you turn it up and

down this gauge doesn't show you the

perfect regulator pressure lets you

actually use a little bit okay

no to plug a hose in okay we're going to

take the male end of our air hose and

I'm gonna show you we've got two

different types of connectors here

actually because I've changed this one

here this one here came with very

standard basic connectors so you have to

pull the sleeve back before you insert

the hose so you pull it back insert the

hose there you go and make sure the

sleeve comes all the way forward before

it's locked

sometimes it'll kind of stick in there

but not be locked and you're going to

move it and then it'll pop loose and

shoots out

that's dangerous okay

now to remove it you're gonna pull the

sleeve back it's actually good to push

the hose back in a little bit to relieve

a little bit of pressure just push it on

a little bit pull the sleeve and there

we go that was the air pressure coming

out of the hose now this one here if you

can see all right it's already kind of

pulled back and this one here you don't

have to pull back to go to insert the

hose you stick the hose in push it and

it slides itself into the forward

position again make sure it's all the

way forward and not holding back a

little bit to remove it it's the exact

same as the other one

push it forward a little bit to relieve

the pressure pull the sleeve back and

pull the hose out that is most of the

basics right there to using your tool

some of you might be like well you just

talked about this regulator pressure how

do I know what to set it to well that's

gonna be dependent on each individual

tool you're using so if you have a nail

gun at the end of the nail gun they

almost always say max pressure and then

in the instructions or on the side of

the gun it'll tell you the working range

most guns work somewhere around 75 psi

80 psi most of them have a max of a

hundred 120 okay so you don't want it to

be cranking this up this tank will go to

150 but you want to keep it regulated

down so you don't damage the piston or

the seals and o-rings or anything like


oh best self-explanatory there and then

earlier I said I'll give to this now

some reason you need to take pressure

out of this tank for whatever reason and

you don't have the hose nearby you can

just yank this out you know and it lets

pressure out some of them kind of stick

and you have to stick it back in

somewhere spring-loaded and go right

back in on their own this one obviously

goes back in on its own okay now there

is a maintenance tip about getting the

moisture out of this tank but I will do

that in another video and so I'll put

that video now that we're wrapping this

video up so check out how to get the

moisture out of the tank video there and

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