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How to Choose an Air Screwdriver

How to choose an air screwdriver often depends on the assembly application.    Air screwdrivers are an ideal way to speed up production, reduce operator error and fatigue while providing exact repeatable torque to assembly applications.

Express Assembly Products offers eight lines of pneumatic (air) screwdrivers to choose from.  As a rule, choose slip clutch drivers for disassembly applications or for assembly applications that do not require precision torque.  Choose inline drivers when the working environment is vertical (up/down), choose pistol grip air screwdriver when the work environment is horizontal (across from operator), and choose angle drivers when the work environment is space limited.

Express Assembly Products offers eight lines of pneumatic (air) screwdrivers outlined below:

Inline/Straight Screwdrivers

Lever Start / Cushion Clutch (CS series)

  • This air screwdriver starts when the operator applies slight pressure on the trigger lever
  • When the torque setting is reached, the bit of the screwdriver slips until the operator releases the lever
  • Slip clutch screwdrivers do have adjustable toque settings

 

Best for:

  1. Applications when you are sure that the fastener being used is made of a material that will not be damaged once the slip/cushion clutch engages.
  2. Applications that do not require exact torque.
  3. Great for disassembling applications.
  4. Vertical (up/down) applications.

 

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CS Lever Start Screwdriver

Lever Start Full Auto Shut Off Clutch (FL series)

  • The air screwdriver starts when the operator applies slight pressure on the trigger lever
  • When the torque setting is reached, the full auto shut off clutch shuts the screwdriver off and the bit stops turning
  • Auto Shut Off Clutch screwdrivers do have adjustable torque settings

 

Best for:

  1. Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws in the vertical direction.
  2. Assembling applications.
  3. Tool fits operator’s hand well and the shut off clutch is much smother then slip clutches.
  4. Vertical (up/down) applications.

 

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FL Lever Start Screwdriver

Push to Start Full Auto Shut Off Clutch (FP series)

  • The air screwdriver starts when the operator applies slight pressure to the bit of the screwdriver
  •  When the torque setting is reached, the full auto shut off clutch shuts the screwdriver off and the bit stops turning
  • Auto Shut Off Clutch screwdrivers do have adjustable torque settings

 

Best for:

  1. Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws in the vertical direction.
  2. Assembling applications.
  3. Tool fits operator’s hand well and the shut off clutch is much smother then slip clutches.
  4. Vertical (up/down) applications.

 

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FP Push to Start Screwdriver

Pistol Screwdrivers

Air Trigger Start Full Auto Shut Off Clutch Pistol (ABP series)

  • The operator starts the air screwdriver by applying slight pressure to the trigger lever
  •  When the torque setting is reached, the full auto shut clutch shuts the screwdriver off and the bit stops turning
  • Auto Shut Off Clutch screwdrivers do have adjustable torque settings

 

Best for:

  1. Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws horizontally.
  2. Assembling applications.
  3. Tool fits operator’s hand well and the shut off clutch is much smother then slip clutches.
  4. Horizontal (across from operator) applications.

 

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ABP Clutch Pistol Screwdriver

Air Trigger Start Slip/Cushion Clutch (ACPN series)

  • The operator starts the screwdriver by applying slight pressure to the trigger lever
  •  When the torque setting is reached, the bit of the screwdriver slips until the operator releases the trigger
  • Slip clutch screwdrivers do have adjustable toque settings

 

Best for:

  1. Applications where materials will not be damaged once the slip/cushion clutch engage.
  2. Applications that do not require exact torque.
  3. Great for disassembling applications.
  4. Horizontal (across from operator) applications.

 

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ACPN Slip/Cushion Clutch

Angle Screwdrivers Air Lever Start Full Auto Shut Off (FA series)

  • The operator starts the air screwdriver by applying slight pressure to the lever
  •  When the torque setting is reached, the full auto shut off clutch shuts the screwdriver off and the bit stops turning
  • Auto Shut Off Clutch screwdrivers do have adjustable torque settings

 

Best for:

  1. Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws with extreme torques or applications with limited access.
  2. Assembling applications.
  3. Tool fits operator’s hand well and the shut off clutch is much smother then slip clutches.

 

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FA/CA Angle Screwdriver