Many are tempted to join the ranks of those who have switched to air tools, but if you are unsure if "converting to air" is right for you, it can be very beneficial to rent an air compressor to test out an air tool. You can buy or borrow an air tool to test with the rental compressor. The rental will give you the chance to try out air tools in your shop or home with little risk, and if you are pleased with the amount of time and elbow grease you saved with the help of the air compressor, you can always continue to rent until you find a model that fits your needs. You can find plenty of tool rental centers in your local phone book or by doing a Google search on "air tool rental" and your zip code.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|