How to Set the Regulator Pressure in 3 Easy Steps

 

 

Setting the correct regulator pressure is essential for operating your air tools properly. The pressure should be set every time you use your compressor. Making sure the PSI is set correctly will optimize the life and reduce wear on your air tools. Generally speaking, most air compressors are designed to set the regulator pressure very easily.

 

Setting the correct regulator pressure is essential for operating your air tools properly. The pressure should be set every time you use your compressor. Making sure the PSI is set correctly will optimize the life and reduce wear on your air tools. Generally speaking, most air compressors are designed to set the regulator pressure very easily.

 

Setting the Regulator Pressure

  1. Check your air tool manual for recommended PSI settings and air compressor size. Some air tools require a high amount of constant air flow which need a larger tank to operate properly.

 

 

 

  1. Set your outlet pressure by turning the regulator knob clockwise. To decrease, turn counterclockwise. You may need to set the regulator slightly higher than the air tool recommendation to compensate for the pressure drop of the air hose or piping.

 

                   

 

 

  1. As you use your air tool you may need to adjust if you have a drop in pressure.