Pneumatic Tool?

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    drrty
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    Is anyone running an air tool? Thought of this while considering a replacement for my second Disposable Freight Co. cutter in 3 weeks. I see plenty of sub-100USD pneumatic grinder/drill options advertised with 20k+ RPM. Obviously this would require a good compressor/large tank/shop air setup.

    You could control speed with a cheap solenoid-based air pressure regulator, turning it off entirely during non-cutting moves.

    Coefficient with an existing needle chip blasting/cooling setup? These tools are also tiny and lightweight compared to our electric routers.

    Is this a crazy idea? Not enough torque?

    Found this:
    https://www.mmsonline.com/videos/milling-with-air

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    Barry
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    Probably not enough torque and moving waaay to fast.

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    Paul
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    The other thing is you’d need one heck of a compressor to keep up as those pneumatic rotary tools use a ton of air. which adds more issues like moisture and the weight of the hose etc. It’s thinking outside the box, and I’m definitely not an expert, but I wouldn’t think it’d be ideal.

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