Pneumatic tools are becoming increasingly popular and used in workshops. Both for finishing and for finishing worktops in workshops. Because of their characteristics and the solutions they offer, this type of machine is attracting more and more marble workers’ interest.
Power tools continue to occupy an important place. Many people are reluctant to stop working with them. Because their characteristics and operation are constantly improving. This is why we have several doubts such as: Which are better, pneumatic or electric tools? Which ones have more power? Which ones allow me to cut more thickness?
With this blog entry, we are going to solve all these doubts that arise when buying one machine or another, as well as to present the best solutions on the market for the processing and cutting of stone.
The 8 differences between pneumatic and electric tools
Among the main differences or points to take into account are power and speed. As well as environmental factors, the useful life of the machine, the cost of purchase and the cost of maintenance. As we know, the way in which each system is supplied with energy for its movement is different.
In the following, we will make a more detailed analysis between the two.
Power tools are generally larger and heavier. Pneumatic tools, on the other hand, are lighter and easier to handle. Allowing us to reach areas or corners that a larger machine does not allow.
We recommend our pneumatic polishing machines Alpha AIR.834 and the AIR-854 polishing machine, which we distribute exclusively from MASER for all Europe.
- Lightweight/ergonomic: better manoeuvrability
- With high power motor: 4.000rpm/85 PSI/6 bar
- With splash guard: better visibility
- Works with plenty of water: regardless of position
On the other hand, the AIR-854 polisher allows polishing, profiling and chamfering with this single tool. It is also a high-performance, lightweight and ergonomic hand polisher.
- Large water supply regardless of the position
- Motor with idle speed 5.500rpm
- Splash guard for improved visibility
- Silicone gear head cover for cushioning and keeping hands warm
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This is one of the first things we look at when making our purchase. The difference in power between an electric or pneumatic machine is hardly distinguishable. Both can reach high levels, although the size can improve it.
The main advantage of pneumatic machines is their ability to do repetitive work. There is no need to stop for the machine to rest, as it does not heat up. On the other hand, this does not happen with electric tools, as the motor is in continuous operation and overheats. This causes wear of the gears, as well as causing the machine to burn or lose its power.
There are several aspects to consider here. The first and most fundamental is the use of water. It is not common to use water in electric machines. This can cause material breakage due to overheating or friction. As well as possible respiratory diseases in the operators due to the involuntary breathing in of debris.
The new Alpha systems that incorporate water in their machines or the accessories that allow the transformation of a tool from dry to wet, eliminate these disadvantages, as does the noise produced.
In the case of pneumatic tools, noise pollution is high, as they emit very loud sounds.
To conclude on this point, pneumatic tools, due to their design and the fact that they do not use electricity, can be used in very extreme temperature conditions. Without affecting their performance, they can also be used in submerged work.
Electric machines mean an increase in the daily cost. This is due to the fact that electricity consumption is scaled according to the power used. Pneumatic tools, on the other hand, do not experience this extra cost in workshops. This is because its power is constant and is produced by the compressor. The compressor delivers the air and water pressure necessary for its work. To better understand how compressors work and which one is best suited to your needs, we recommend our post on compressors → click here ←
An electric polisher or electric saw can reach high but moderate speeds. Pneumatic solutions can reach very high speeds, although the loss of pressure and air compression can cause a loss of efficiency. It is for this reason that the choice of compressor is vital for our results to be as expected, so that we can offer our customers the best possible service.
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SERVICE LIFE AND MAINTENANCE:
Power tools have a long service life. They must be serviced and cared for on a daily basis, as well as being used correctly. Pneumatic tools, on the other hand, due to their light weight, require minimal maintenance. Although they have durable components, which make them a cost-effective method. Both have low maintenance costs.
In terms of safety, the use of pneumatic and air and water systems prevents possible respiratory diseases. New electric tools such as the VSP 340 electric water polisher, which has integrated electricity and water, without generating a risk of electrocution for the operator.
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We can conclude that the differences and similarities are many.
Your choice will depend on many factors such as the suitability of your workshop for pneumatic equipment with quality compressors, the desired finish, the performance you are looking for from the machine or the service life you want to give it.
MORE INFORMATION AT MASER
MASER offers marble workers a wide range of tools. These are adapted to the needs that each workshop is looking for. You can consult in our online shop the best solution for your workshop. You can also contact us for more detailed information. In addition to receiving the best advice to choose the machine that best suits your needs.
In addition, some of the electric and pneumatic polishers can be acquired through the renting service, what is this? With MASER renting you will pay a minimum monthly rent for the use of the machine, after 24 to 84 months, you will be able to acquire it for a minimum amount, and so the machine will become part of your company’s assets! To find out more about the leasing service click here.