Engine Driven Air Consumption Guide

Disclaimer: The following information is based on all tools, airlines and ancillary products are in new and/or like new working condition. The information below is a recommendation only. Always check with the manufacturer for actual consumption of tools being used. The information provided here is based on averages and should be not considered accurate for any particular tools. Please consult a BOSS representative for a product that best suits your requirements.


Air ToolAir Required (cfm @ 90 PSI)

Recommended BOSS Product(s)

1/2" Impact 28-39 cfm  Journeyman 30, MechanX,  Bullet 2
3/4" Impact 30-40 cfm  Journeyman 30, MechanX,  Bullet 2
1" Impact 40-50 cfm  Bullet 2 
3" Piercing Tools 28-32 cfm  Journeyman 30, MechanX,  Bullet 2
4" Piercing Tools 43-68 cfm  Bullet 2
30lb. Jack Hammer 37-50 cfm  Bullet 2
60lb. Jack Hammer 48-70 cfm  Bullet 2
90lb. Jack Hammer 62-85 cfm  Bullet 2, DUS
Grinders, 2" and 2 1/2" Wheels 14-20 cfm  Journeyman 18, Journeyman 30, MechanX, Bullet 2
Grinders, 6" - 8" Wheels 50 cfm   Bullet 2
Rotary Sanders, 7" Pads 30 cfm Journeyman 30,  MechanX, Bullet 2
Rotary Sanders, 9" Pads 53 cfm  Bullet 2
1" x 4" Cylinder 25 cfm Journeyman 30, MechanX, Bullet 2
1 1/4" x 5" Cylinder 28 cfm Journeyman 30,  MechanX, Bullet 2
1 1/2" x 6" Cylinder 39 cfm  Bullet 2
Chipping Hammers, Weighing 10-13Lbs. 28-30 cfm Journeyman 30,  MechanX, Bullet 2
Sump Pumps, 145 gal. (a 50 ft. Head) 70 cfm  Bullet 2, DUS
Plug Drills 40-50 cfm Bullet 2
Riveters, 3/32 - 1" Rivets 12 cfm Journeyman 18, Journeyman 30,  MechanX, Bullet 2
Rivet Busters 35-39 cfm   MechanX, Bullet 2
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors (Specs below)    
Capacity up to 1/4" weighing 1 1/4 - 4Lbs. 18-20 cfm Journeyman 18, Journeyman 30, MechanX, Bullet 2
Capacity up to 1/4" to 3/8" weighing 6 - 8Lbs. 20-40 cfm Journeyman 30,  MechanX, Bullet 2
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 9 - 14Lbs. 70 cfm  Bullet 2, DUS
Capacity up to 7/8" to 1" weighing 25Lbs. 80 cfm  DUS
Capacity up to 1 1/4"  weighing 30Lbs. 90 cfm  DUS
Steel Drills, Piston Type (Specs below)    
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 13 - 15Lbs. 45 cfm  Bullet 2
Capacity up to 7/8" to 1 1/4" weighing 25 - 30Lbs. 75-80 cfm  DUS
Capacity up to 1 1/4" to 2" weighing 40 - 50Lbs. 80-90 cfm  DUS
Capacity up to 2" to 3" weighing 55 - 75Lbs. 100-110 cfm  DUS