Choose air-powered screwdrivers, also known as pneumatic screwdrivers, for high, consistent power output when driving screws or other fasteners into a workpiece. Because they have fewer moving parts, air-powered tools tend to run cooler and have a longer lifespan than corded and cordless tools, making them popular in the construction, manufacturing, and industrial maintenance industries. Powered by air compressors rather than electricity, these tools are typically lighter than corded or cordless tools, helping to reduce operator fatigue when used for long periods of time.
These air-powered screwdrivers have a pistol grip handle that is perpendicular to the drill body. The most popular handle style, the pistol grip provides ergonomic handling when working on vertical surfaces from the user's waist to chest height, horizontal surfaces at mid-thigh or lower, or horizontal surfaces directly overhead.
Direct Drive Clutch
Positive Action Clutch
Positive Jaw Clutch
The inline handles of these air-powered screwdrivers run along the length of the tool. Tools with inline handles are held in the same way as a manual screwdriver, making them suitable for use on waist-height horizontal surfaces or vertical surfaces above shoulder height. These tools provide ergonomic handling in assembly, production, and construction applications.