Repairs – Maintenance Help
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Nail Gun’s and Other Pneumatic Tools
For all of our nail/staple guns and other pneumatic tools we use a high temperature silicone grease for lubrication along with premium Bostitch tool oil. This grease is essential in giving your tools o-rings and seals the most longevity possible.
Other companies just use tool oil or inferior silicone compounds which cause your tools o-rings not to last as long. We use this for all repairs and do not charge any extra for this service even though it is an expensive compound. Stop paying other businesses more for less and switch to Individualized Repair for all of your repair needs today!
This summer when using your tools make sure they are well lubricated and keep your tanks drained as often as possible. During a high use day oil at least once in the morning and once after lunch. Drain tanks at the very least once daily after use. We recommend Bostitch PREMIUM tool oil, there is a difference between the premium and regular Bostitch tool oil. Senco also makes a good premium lubricant.
We offer repairs on broken pneumatic tools but also offer preventative maintenance on these items. We completely dismantle tools, clean and lubricate them before there are issues that can damage key components causing costly repairs. Damaged o-rings or seals can cause damage to cylinders, pistons, bumpers, triggers, head valves and other parts. The preventative maintenance we perform stops this from happening and makes sure your parts are all in clean good working order without dirt, debris or damaged parts that can cause major damages.
We repair and service all brands makes and models of air compressors. Air compressors are great tools to use and can be very expensive to repair if maintenance is not kept up on them. Standard splash lubed air compressors require that you keep enough oil in them at all times and keep them on a level surface to keep the pistons lubed properly. They also require you keep a good quality compressor oil in them for reduced carbon buildup and proper lubrication.
Air compressors can be seriously damaged if the intake filter is not kept clean. Always clean filters regularly and replace when damaged or blocked beyond repair. If you do not keep them clean then dust, dirt and debris can become lodged in your intake/reed valves or pistons and cause serious and costly damage.
We offer maintenance service on all air compressors and will go through all of these things and make sure your compressor will operate properly without damages caused during use. These services are not costly and will save you a great deal of money and downtime later.
Most common gas air compressor problems are caused by the following:
- Not running on level ground – Pumps are splash lubricated and require to be ran on a level surface. If ran on unlevel ground the pump and all components become hot and will cause major damages.
- Not draining tanks at least once daily – Rust, water and oil gather and will get into your unloader valves, pressure gauges, regulator, inlets and tools causing damage.
- Not changing/checking oil levels in pump/engine regularly as recommended by manufacturer – Oil is very important, both levels of oil and oil quality will give your compressor much more life if kept properly lubricated.
- Not correctly regulating air to your tools. Most tools run at 120 PSI max but some require a max of 90 PSI. If you run your tools over pressure it causes major damage very quickly. Use the pressure regulator to adjust output air and make sure the gauges are properly measuring output pressure.
- If all of these are followed closely your compressor will last for years to come with little or no issues over the life of the compressor.
Electric Tools & Motors
Most electric tools and equipment are pretty easy to care for if they are not abused severely. For example when mixing mortar, use a drill that is equipped to do this job, not one that is meant for drilling or hammering. Most electric tools will last for years if brushes are changed when they get low, bearings are changed when going bad and they are cleaned/lubed regularly. We offer these preventive maintenance services at low costs to keep you tools running smoothly all year!
Electric motors do not have allot of issues usually if bearings are changed when they get rough. If there is loud or unusual noise coming from you motor you probably have bearing issues and need them replaced before they lock up, explode or ruin the end bells and cause the motor to heat up and burn the winding. These services are much cheaper and easier than replacing the entire motor!
Small engines take a beating especially from contractors and builders. None of us are as good as we like to think about checking oil and making sure things are operating properly. The number one thing to remember on you small engines is to maintain a proper oil level and change when needed. We recommend changing the oil at least twice per year, once before season and once toward the middle of season is best. If this is not done your engine will run hot and likely severely damage the piston, valves and other parts which will cost you majorly to have replaced or repairs.
Also make sure your intake filters are always cleaned regularly and replaced when needed or your carburetor will get clogged causing the engine not to run as efficiently or break down altogether. This is the single most problem we see all year, dirty carburetors cause major engine trouble such as hard starting, bad idling, stalling or not starting at all.
We service and repair all makes and models of small engines on all construction equipment, snow blowers and air compressors. We also offer preventative maintenance such as tune ups, oil changes, carburetor cleaning and complete rebuilds. These services will save you a lot of money and hassle in the future from breakdowns.
We also repair air free tools, cordless tools, saws, drills, generators, power washers, salamanders, small engines, battery operated tools and much more. If you would like more information on these services or have any questions at all do not hesitate to call today!
Call (309) 706-0946 or e-mail Service@IndividualizedRepair.com
203 Belview Ave.
Normal, Illinois 61761
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