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How to Choose an Air Screwdriver

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

Inline/Straight Screwdrivers

Lever Start / Cushion Clutch (CS series)

  • The 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

 

Best for: 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.

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CS Lever Start Screwdriver

Lever Start Full Auto Shut Off Clutch (FL series)

  • The 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

 

Best for: Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws in the vertical direction.

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FL Lever Start Screwdriver

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

  • The 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

 

Best for: Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws in the vertical direction.

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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 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

 

Best for: Applications that require exact repeatable torque where the operator is fastening screws horizontally.

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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

 

Best for: Operators who prefer a pistol grip for horizontal fastening and applications where materials will not be damaged once the slip/cushion clutch engage.

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ACPN Slip/Cushion Clutch

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

  • The operator starts the 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

 

Best for: Applications where the operator is fastening screws with extreme torques or applications with limited access.

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FA/CA Angle Screwdriver