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