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Air Consumption Guide

Choosing the right air compressor for your needs can be a daunting task.

In order to make it easier for you, lets ask a question first.

How are you going to drive the Air Compressor, i.e. Engine Driven, PTO Shaft Driven, or Hydraulic Driven? Select any one of these tabs to determine what BOSS product you need for your CFM requirements.

Disclaimer: The following information is based on all tools, airlines and ancillary products are in new and/or like new working condition. This information 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,  Bullet G 70
3/4" Impact 30-40 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
1" Impact 40-50 cfm Bullet G 70
3" Piercing Tools 28-32 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
4" Piercing Tools 43-68 cfm Bullet G 70
30lb. Jack Hammer 37-50 cfm Bullet G 70
60lb. Jack Hammer 48-70 cfm Bullet G 70
90lb. Jack Hammer 62-85 cfm Bullet G 70DUS
Grinders, 2" and 2 1/2" Wheels 14-20 cfm Journeyman 18Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
Grinders, 6" - 8" Wheels 50 cfm Bullet G 70
Rotary Sanders, 7" Pads 30 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
Rotary Sanders, 9" Pads 53 cfm Bullet G 70
1" x 4" Cylinder 25 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
1 1/4" x 5" Cylinder 28 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
1 1/2" x 6" Cylinder 39 cfm Bullet G 70
Chipping Hammers, Weighing 10-13Lbs. 28-30 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
Sump Pumps, 145 gal. (a 50 ft. Head) 70 cfm Bullet G 70DUS
Plug Drills 40-50 cfm Bullet G 70
Riveters, 3/32 - 1" Rivets 12 cfm Journeyman 18, Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
Rivet Busters 35-39 cfm Bullet G 70
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors (Specs below)
Capacity up to 1/4" weighing 1 1/4 - 4Lbs. 18-20 cfm Journeyman 18Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
Capacity up to 1/4" to 3/8" weighing 6 - 8Lbs. 20-40 cfm Journeyman 30Bullet G 70
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 9 - 14Lbs. 70 cfm  Bullet 2DUS
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 G 70
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
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
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-UBI8060-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-UBI8060-UBI
Capacity up to 2" to 3" weighing 55 - 75Lbs. 100-110 cfm 8060-UBI
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 BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
3/4" Impact 30-40 cfm BA440BA502 InfinityInfinity 80 80100-UHBI
1" Impact 40-50 cfm BA502 Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
3" Piercing Tools 28-32 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
4" Piercing Tools 43-68 cfm  BA502 Infinity 8080102-AHBI  80100-UHBI
30lb. Jack Hammer 37-50 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 8080102-AHBI, 80100-UHBI
60lb. Jack Hammer 48-70 cfm N/A Infinity 8080102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
90lb. Jack Hammer 62-85 cfm N/A Infinity 8080102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI8060-UHBI
Grinders, 2" and 2 1/2" Wheels 14-20 cfm BA440 Infinity 35 80100-UHBI
Grinders, 6" - 8" Wheels 50 cfm BA502  Infinity 8080102-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Rotary Sanders, 7" Pads 30 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
Rotary Sanders, 9" Pads 53 cfm N/A Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
1" x 4" Cylinder 25 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
1 1/4" x 5" Cylinder 28 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
1 1/2" x 6" Cylinder 39 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
Chipping Hammers, Weighing 10-13Lbs. 28-30 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
Sump Pumps, 145 gal. (a 50 ft. Head) 70 cfm N/A 80102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Plug Drills 40-50 cfm BA502  Infinity 8080102-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Riveters, 3/32 - 1" Rivets 12 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35 80100-UHBI
Rivet Busters 35-39 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
Steel Drills, Rotary Motors (Specs below)        
Capacity up to 1/4" weighing 1 1/4 - 4Lbs. 18-20 cfm BA440 Infinity 35 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 1/4" to 3/8" weighing 6 - 8Lbs. 20-40 cfm BA440BA502 Infinity 35, Infinity 80 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 9 - 14Lbs. 70 cfm N/A  80102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 7/8" to 1" weighing 25Lbs. 80 cfm N/A 80102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI8060-UHBI
Capacity up to 1 1/4"  weighing 30Lbs. 90 cfm N/A 80102-AHBI80201-AHBI 8060-UHBI
Steel Drills, Piston Type (Specs below)        
Capacity up to 1/2" to 3/4" weighing 13 - 15Lbs. 45 cfm BA502 80102-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 7/8" to 1 1/4" weighing 25 - 30Lbs. 75-80 cfm N/A Infinity 8080102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI
Capacity up to 1 1/4" to 2" weighing 40 - 50Lbs. 80-90 cfm N/A 80102-AHBI80201-AHBI 80100-UHBI8060-UHBI
Capacity up to 2" to 3" weighing 55 - 75Lbs. 100-110 cfm N/A 80201-AHBI 8060-UHBI

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