Hydraulic 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 Tool

Air Required
(cfm @ 90 PSI)

Abovedeck Recommended 
BOSS Piston Product(s)
Abovedeck Recommended
BOSS Rotary Screw Product(s)
Underdeck Recommended
BOSS Rotary Screw Product(s)
1/2" Impact 28-39 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
3/4" Impact 30-40 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
1" Impact 40-50 cfm  BA502  Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
3" Piercing Tools 28-32 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60  80100-UHBI
4" Piercing Tools 43-68 cfm  BA502 Infinity 60, 80102-AHBI  80100-UHBI
30lb. Jack Hammer 37-50 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 60, 80102-AHBI,  80100-UHBI
60lb. Jack Hammer 48-70 cfm N/A
80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
90lb. Jack Hammer 62-85 cfm  N/A   80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI  80100-UHBI, 8060-UHBI
Grinders, 2" and 2 1/2" Wheels 14-20 cfm BA435  Series 35  80100-UHBI
Grinders, 6" - 8" Wheels 50 cfm BA502   Infinity 60, 80102-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Rotary Sanders, 7" Pads 30 cfm BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
Rotary Sanders, 9" Pads 53 cfm N/A  Infinity 60  80100-UHBI
1" x 4" Cylinder 25 cfm BA435, BA502  Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
1 1/4" x 5" Cylinder 28 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60  80100-UHBI
1 1/2" x 6" Cylinder 39 cfm BA435, BA502  Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
Chipping Hammers, Weighing 10-13Lbs. 28-30 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
Sump Pumps, 145 gal. (a 50 ft. Head) 70 cfm N/A  80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI  80100-UHBI
Plug Drills 40-50 cfm BA502  Infinity 60, 80102-AHBI  80100-UHBI
Riveters, 3/32 - 1" Rivets 12 cfm BA435, BA502  Infinity 35 80100-UHBI
Rivet Busters 35-39 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors (Specs below)        
Capacity up to 1/4" weighing 1 1/4 - 4Lbs. 18-20 cfm BA435  Infinity 35  80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 1/4" to 3/8" weighing 6 - 8Lbs. 20-40 cfm  BA435, BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 60 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 9 - 14Lbs. 70 cfm N/A   80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 7/8" to 1" weighing 25Lbs. 80 cfm N/A 80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI  80100-UHBI, 8060-UHBI
Capacity up to 1 1/4"  weighing 30Lbs. 90 cfm  N/A   80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI  8060-UHBI
Steel Drills, Piston Type (Specs below)        
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 13 - 15Lbs. 45 cfm  BA502 Infinity 60, 80102-AHBI  80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 7/8" to 1 1/4" weighing 25 - 30Lbs. 75-80 cfm N/A   80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 1 1/4" to 2" weighing 40 - 50Lbs. 80-90 cfm N/A   80102-AHBI, 80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI, 8060-UHBI
Capacity up to 2" to 3" weighing 55 - 75Lbs. 100-110 cfm N/A   80201-AHBI 8060-UHBI