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please call our Customer Service Department at 1-888-3KOBALT,
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday.
AB14871
Compressor Requirements
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COMPRESSOR REQUIREMENTS
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IMPORTANT: To operate correctly, this tool requires airflow of at least 8.5 cubic feet per
minute (CFM) at 90 pounds per Square Inch (PSI) at the tool.
Air hoses may cause loss in pressure up to 15 PSI, requiring a higher compressor output to
compensate and maintain required pressure at the tool. Check the specifications of your air
compressor to be sure that it can support both the CFM and PSI required by this specific tool.
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Please read and understand this entire manual before attempting to assemble, operate
or maintain this product. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service
Department at 1-888-3KOBALT, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday.
Improper operation or maintenance of this tool could result in serious injury and
property damage. Read and understand all warnings and operation instructions
before using this tool. When using any tool, basic safety precautions should always
be followed to reduce the risk of personal injury. Use each tool for its intended
function only. Do not use this product in unsafe work conditions. It is always
recommended to keep a fire extinguisher and first aid kit near work areas.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE AND FOLLOW SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD
RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Some dust created by paint spraying, power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and
other related activities is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects and other reproductive harm. A listing of chemicals can be obtained from
www.oehha.ca.gov under proposition 65.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead based paints
• Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of
work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, work in a well ventilated area
and wear appropriate/approved safety equipment such as respirators or dust masks
which are specially designed to filter microscopic particles.
This air powered tool is capable of
propelling materials such as fasteners,
metal chips, sawdust and other debris at
high speed which could result in serious
injury.
Always wear ANSI approved Z87.1
safety glasses with side shields.
Never leave a pressurized tool unattended.
Disconnect tool from air supply when tool
is not in use or when changing accessories
to prevent accidental operation.
Compressed air can be hazardous,
propelling objects or particles that can
cause injury into soft tissues such as
eyes and ears.
Never direct air at yourself or anyone else.
For additional protection, use an approved
face shield in addition to safety glasses.
Tool attachments can become loose
or break and fly apart, becoming
projectiles or propelling other objects
at the operator or bystanders in the work
area.
Make sure all attachments are properly
assembled and securely fastened before
use.
Always use the tool at a safe distance
from others in the work area. Maintain
awareness of work area safety at all times.
Exposure to noise produced by air tools
can lead to permanent hearing loss.
This tool is capable of generating sparks
which can result in ignition of flammable
materials.
Work in a clean, well ventilated area
free of combustible materials.
Never operate tools near flammable
substances such as gasoline, naphtha,
cleaning solvents, etc.
This tool is not recommended for use in
explosive atmospheres or underwater.
Never use oxygen, carbon dioxide or
other bottled gasses as a power source
for air tools. Use only clean, dry air at
the specified pressure.
Wiping or cleaning rags and other
flammable waste materials that may have
been used on the tool must be placed in
a tightly closed metal container, and
disposed of in a proper manner.
Air tools which contain moving elements
or drive other moving parts (such as
impact sockets) can become entangled
in hair, clothing, jewelry and other loose
objects, resulting in severe injury.
Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, or
anything that may get caught or tangled
in the tool, hose or workpiece.
Always keep hands and body parts
away from moving parts.
Always wear properly fitted clothing and
other properly fitted safety equipment
when using tools.
Whipping hoses can cause serious
injury. Always check for damaged or
loose hose fittings before using tools.
Air tools are capable of causing
serious injury if operated improperly,
or in a manner for which the tool is
not intended. Accessories can
become extremely hot through
friction where they contact the
workpiece.
Wear gloves when using tools.
Keep the working part of the tool away
from hands and body.
Do not touch accessories with bare
hands during or immediately after use.
This tool is NOT electrically insulated.
Contact with a “live” wire will also make
exposed metal parts of the tool “live”
and can result in electrical shock,
electrocution injury or death.
Never use air tools where they may
come in contact with energized
electrical wiring.
Avoid body contact with grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
refrigerators, and ranges. There is
an increased risk of electrical shock if
your body is grounded.
Whenever possible, it is recommended
that electrically non-conductive clothing
and non-skid foot wear be worn when
using tools.
Air tool accessories such as impact
sockets or drills that come into contact
with hidden electrical wiring could
cause electrocution or death.
Thoroughly investigate workpieces and
work areas for possible hidden wiring
before performing work.
An unattended tool could be activated
by unauthorized/untrained persons,
leading to their injury or injury to others.
Remove air hose when the tool is not in
use and store tool in a secure location
away from reach of children and
untrained users.
Air tools can propel fasteners,
loose/broken accessories or other
objects throughout the work area.
Never run the tool off the workpiece.
Maintain awareness of work area safety
at all times. Always be aware of other
people around the work area to ensure
safety.
Use only parts, fasteners and accessories
recommended by the manufacturer.
Keep work area clean, free of clutter and
well lit. Do not allow children to operate
any tool, and keep children away from
work areas.
Always remove and secure adjusting
keys and wrenches before operating
the tool.
Wrenches and adjusting keys that are
left attached to a rotating part of the tool
may fly off and increase the risk of
personal injury.
Using inflator nozzles for duster
applications can cause serious injury.
Air tools can become activated by
accident while being handled, during
accessory changes, tool changes,
maintenance or repair.
Air tools can cause the workpiece to
move upon contact, leading to injury.
DO NOT use inflator nozzles for duster
applications. Do not use inflator nozzles
for any use other than the one intended.
Disconnect the tool from the air supply
during accessory changes, tool changes,
maintenance or repair.
Never carry the tool by the air hose.
Never yank the air hose to disconnect it
from the tool or the air supply.
Always carry the tool by the handle.
Avoid unintentional operation. Never carry
the tool with the trigger depressed or
engaged. Do not lock, tape or wire the
trigger for continuous operation.
Only an authorized service representative
should do repair servicing.
Always make sure the workpiece is
secure. Use clamps or other devices to
prevent movement.
Loss of control of the tool can lead to
operator injury or injury to others in the
work area.
There is a risk of bursting if the tool is
damaged.
Poor quality, improper or damaged
attachments can detach or fly apart
during operation, sending projectiles
through the work area and causing
serious injury.
Always shut off the air supply and
release/drain air pressure from the hose
before changing accessories,
making repairs. When tool is not in
use, disconnect it from the air supply and
store the tool in a safe location.
Never operate tools while using drugs or
alcohol.
Do not overreach or stretch to operate
the tool.
Keep proper footing at all times when
handling tools. Slipping, tripping and/or
falling are major causes of serious injury
and or death.
Keep tool handles dry, clean and free
from oil/grease.
Be aware of excess air hose, electrical
power sources and other obstacles or
hazards in the work area.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing.
Use common sense. Do not operate
tools when you are tired.
Operators must be able to easily handle
the entire weight of the tool in operation,
to maintain full control of the tool 100%
of the time.
Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, broken parts and
other conditions that affect safe
tool operation.
Never use a tool which has been
dropped, damaged or appears to
malfunction. Never use tools which are
leaking air or have missing parts.
Remove damaged or malfunctioning
tools from the workplace immediately.
Do not use pressure exceeding the
recommended operating pressure of
any of the parts (hoses, fittings, etc) in
the system.
Improperly maintained tools and
accessories can cause serious injury.
Using an accessory not intended for a
specific tool increases the risk of injury
to the operator and everyone else in
the work area.
Repetitive motions, awkward positions
and exposure to vibration can be
harmful to hands and arms.
Use only impact-grade sockets with air
impact tools. Always use attachments
rated for the speed of the tool. Do not
modify tools or attachments.
Do not apply excessive force to the tool;
let the tool perform the work.
Follow lubrication instructions for best
and safest operation.
Always follow assembly, operation,
maintenance and repair instructions.
Maintain the tool and accessories with
care. Do not abuse hoses or connectors.
Keep hoses away from heat, oil and
sharp edges. Always check air hoses for
weak or worn connections before each
use and make certain that all connections
are secure.
Keep tools clean and properly oiled for
best and safest performance.
Always use accessories and
attachments designed for the tool and
the work at hand. Do not improvise or
modify tools or accessories.
Discontinue use of tool if discomfort,
tingling feeling or pain occurs. Consult
a physician before resuming use if any
of these symptoms occur.
INHALATION HAZARD
Abrasive tools such as grinders,
sanders and cut-off tools generate dust
and abrasive materials which can be
harmful to the lungs and respiratory
system. Paint spraying tools generate
paint vapors which can be harmful to the
lungs and respiratory system.
Always wear a properly fitting facemask
or respirator rated for the application
when using such tools.
Some materials such as adhesives and
tar give off vapors which could cause
serious injury with prolonged exposure.
Always work in a clean, dry, well-ventilated
area. Be aware of chemicals in the work
area and read all Materials Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS) for the materials and/or
chemicals that may be present.
Before assembling this tool, make sure all parts are present. Compare parts with
package contents list. If any part is missing or damaged, do not attempt to assemble
the tool.
Tools and Materials Required for Assembly (not included):
• Adjustable wrench
• 1/4 in. male plug
• Thread sealant tape
• Air tool oil (NOTE: Air tool oil is NOT compressor oil. Use of compressor oil in this tool
can damage the tool and/or shorten tool life. Use only air tool oil in this tool.)
1. Remove plastic air inlet protective cap from air
inlet (E) as shown in Fig. 1.
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2. Prepare a 1/4 in. male plug (not included) by
applying sealant tape to the threading, wrapping
clockwise. Screw threaded male air plug by
hand into air inlet as shown in Fig. 2 and tighten
with a wrench (not included) for an airtight
connection. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
NOTE: Sealant tape must be used on this
connection.
3. Select the correct impact socket (not included)
for the threaded fastener to be tightened or
loosened and mount it onto the anvil (B) until it
clicks into place as shown in Fig. 3.
Use only adapters and sockets with a torque
rating equal to or greater than the tool itself.
Always make sure adapters and sockets are
properly mounted and secure before using
the tool. Loose attachments can break or fly
off, causing serious injury to the operator or
bystanders in the work area. Always follow
all manufacturers’ specifications for proper
attachment and use.
4. If necessary for a longer reach, mount an
extension bar (not provided) onto the anvil until
it clicks into place, then mount the socket on the
adapter as shown in Fig. 4.
5. Place 2 – 3 drops of air tool oil (not included)
into the male air plug before each use, as
shown in Fig. 5.
NOTE: Proper lubrication is EXTREMELY
important to assure proper tool performance and
avoid tool damage. ALWAYS lubricate the tool
before each use if not using an in-line oiler.
6. Make sure compressor air supply hose has
correct fittings installed at each end: male
coupler goes to compressor, 1/4 in. female
coupler matches up to 1/4 in. male plug installed
on the tool.
7. Connect the air supply hose to the male air
plug as shown in Fig. 6, making sure it is
completely seated and secure. Set the working
pressure at 90 PSI for best tool performance.
NOTE: To operate correctly, this tool requires
airflow of at least 8.5 cubic feet per
minute (CFM) at 90 pounds per square
inch (PSI) at the tool.
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1. This tool features a torque setting switch (D)
which has two functions:
• Control the direction of spin: Forward (“F”) to
tighten or Reverse (“R”) to loosen the fastener
• Set the amount of torque applied to the
fastener: LO, MED or HI
The direction of spin is controlled by pushing the
switch to the left or right, through the tool body, so
it extends further from the tool on one side.
Indicators on the back of the tool show which
direction to push the switch. (See Fig. 2 and Fig. 3
on the next page.)
• When the switch extends further on the left side,
the direction of spin is Forward (“F”) or clockwise.
• When the switch extends further on the right side, the direction of spin is Reverse (“R”)
or counterclockwise.
The amount of torque is controlled by turning the switch on the extended side until it
clicks into place at one of the settings: LO, MED and HI. To control the amount of torque,
turn the switch on the extended side while reading the indicator on the opposite side.
Choose the correct torque setting to mount and remove fasteners properly on the
workpiece as shown in Fig 1.
Setting
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MED
HI
Torque in Forward (“F”)
Torque in Reverse (“R”)
NOTE: Impact wrenches are NOT torque wrenches. Fasteners requiring a specific
torque must be checked with an appropriate torque meter after fitting on the workpiece
with an impact wrench.
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2. To install and tighten a threaded fastener, push
the torque setting switch to the left so it extends
further out on the left side of the tool. Then turn
the LEFT switch while reading the torque
settings on the RIGHT side of the tool until it
clicks into place at the desired setting: the notch
on the RIGHT side switch will point to the
setting LO, MED or HI. Place the socket over
the threaded fastener on the workpiece, apply
pressure and press the trigger. The tool anvil
(B) will spin clockwise to tighten the treaded
fastener down as shown in Fig 2.
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3. To loosen or remove a threaded fastener, push
the torque setting switch to the right so it
extends further out on the right side of the tool.
Then turn the RIGHT switch while reading the
torque settings on the LEFT side of the tool
until it clicks into place at the desired setting:
the notch on the LEFT side switch will point to
the setting LO, MED or HI. Place the socket
over the threaded fastener on the workpiece,
apply pressure and press the trigger. The tool
anvil will spin counterclockwise to loosen the
threaded fastener up as shown in Fig 3.
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R
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Always make sure the workpiece is secure. Never run the tool off the workpiece.
Do not apply excessive force to the tool; let the tool perform the work.
NOTE: This tool has a flush-type grease fitting. The tool should be greased generously
following every 48 hours of use. Consult your local retailer for further assistance in
selecting a grease gun and grease to use with this tool.
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ALWAYS DISCONNECT TOOL FROM THE AIR SUPPLY BEFORE PERFORMING
ANY MAINTENANCE ON THE TOOL.
Always make sure the tool is properly lubricated during operation. Proper lubrication is
shown in this instruction manual.
An in-line oiler (not included) is recommended to help increase tool life and keep the
tool properly lubricated. The in-line oiler should be regularly checked and filled with air
tool oil as needed. Proper adjustment of the in-line oiler can be performed by placing a
sheet of paper next to the tool’s exhaust ports while holding the throttle completely
open for 30 seconds. When a light stain of oil collects on the paper, the oiler is properly
adjusted. Excessive amounts of oil should be avoided.
Clean the entire tool with a cotton rag after each use. If storing the tool for an extended
period, it should be lubricated and run for approximately 30 seconds to ensure oil has
been evenly distributed throughout the tool. Always store tools in a clean, dry
environment away from the reach of children.
Recommended lubricants: air-tool oil or any other high grade turbine oil
containing moisture absorbent, rust inhibitors, metal wetting agents and an EP
(Extreme Pressure) additive. Consult your local retailer for further assistance
in selecting air tool oil best suited for proper lubrication.
STORAGE:
Tool must be well cleaned and lightly lubricated before
storing.
Store tool in a dry, safe place out of the reach of children.
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If the tool runs slowly or will not operate, check these possible problems and take the
required corrective action:
POSSIBLE PROBLEM
Grit or gum in tool.
No oil in tool.
Low air pressure.
Air hose leaks.
Pressure drops.
Worn rotor blade.
Moisture blowing out of
tool exhaust.
SOLUTION
Flush the tool with air-tool oil or gum solvent.
Lubricate the tool.
Adjust the regulator on the tool to the maximum setting.
Adjust the compressor regulator to tool maximum of 90 PSI.
NOTE: Air hoses may cause up to 15 PSI loss in
pressure, so you may need to set a higher compressor
output to maintain the required pressure at the tool.
Tighten and seal hose fittings if leaks are found. Use
sealing tape.
Be sure the hose is the proper size. Long hoses or tools
using large volumes of air may require an internal
diameter of 1/2 in. I.D. or larger, depending on total
hose length.
Do not use multiple hoses connected together with
quick-connect fittings. This causes additional loss of
pressure and reduces the tool power. Use single hoses
of the proper length.
Replace rotor blade.
Water in compressor tank; drain tank. (See air
compressor manual.)
Oil the tool and run until no water is evident. Oil the tool
again and run 1 – 2 seconds.
This tool is warranted by the manufacturer to the original purchaser from the original
purchase date for three (3) years subject to the warranty coverage described herein.
This tool is warranted to the original user to be free from defect in material and
workmanship. If you believe that a tool is defective, return the tool, with proper proof
of purchase to the point of purchase. If it is determined that the tool is defective and
covered by this warranty, the distributor will replace the tool or refund the
purchase price.
This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages result from
repairs or alterations which have been made or attempted by others or the
unauthorized use of nonconforming parts; the damage is due to normal wear, damage
is due to abuse (including overloading of the tool beyond capacity), improper
maintenance, neglect or accident; or the damage is due to the use of the tool after
partial failure or use with improper accessories or unauthorized repair or alteration.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that
vary from state to state.
For warranty questions, call our Customer Service Department at 1-888-3KOBALT,
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday.
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