Low Vibration Needle Scalers Increase Worker Productivity & Reduce Workers Compensation Claims

Are you looking for ways to increase operator productivity while reducing the risk of worker’s comp claims? Vibration dampened needle scalers and chippers are a great way to keep operators on the job longer and reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries like Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) also known as “White Finger.”
When performing coating removal, de-rusting or descaling using standard percussive tools, numbness can begin to set in after just a few hours. Workers may or may not notice the sensation at the end of their shift and the effects are cumulative. A vibration dampened needle scaler reduces the measurable vibration to about 1/10th the amount of a typical needle scaler (2.73 m/s2 vs. 24.9 m/s2). This allows an operator to work more hours per day, while mitigating the chances of incurring Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
Dampened needle scales and chippers come in pistol or inline varieties and should be selected by application. You can learn more about each type of tool here:

Pistol needle scaler

Inline needle scaler

Pistol chipper

Inline chipper

Regardless of which orientation you select, vibration dampened tools help increase operator productivity by creating a safer work environment. Additionally, they reduce noise output by more than 10 decibels, which can further improve working conditions and boost employee morale.

If you have any questions about vibration dampened air tools, we are here to help. Feel free to email or give us a call at (619) 795-7955. We are happy to give you the advice you need to choose the best tool for the job.
Here’s to increased productivity!

Fein Power Tools Affirms International Air Tool Co. as Authorized Distributor

San Diego, CA –  July 15th, 2012

International Air Tool & Industrial Supply Company, a San Diego, CA based distributor of pneumatic and electric tools, pumps, and hoists; is pleased to announce the formation of a new partnership with Fein Power Tools of Germany. Under the agreement, International Air Tool will represent Fein products, including Fein angle grinders and Fein magnetic drills in the Southern California and Northern Mexico Markets. According to Mark Schieber, International Air Tool’s President, “The addition of Fein Power Tools to our portfolio of products represents a well though out and strategic move to complement our industrial air tool offering with electric tools of comparable quality. At International Air Tool & Industrial Supply Co. we proudly offer our customers only the finest grade power tools designed with long term value in mind. The Fein product offering is consistent with this view as they sacrifice nothing in producing electric power tools of superior quality and reliability.”

The two firms have agreed to strategically approach metalworking markets that will most greatly benefit from the innovative Fein offering. These include customers in the ship building, turbine engine fabrication, and aersopace industries. As part of the go to market strategy, Fein and International Air Tool will offer customers in Southern California the opportunity to receive free on site products demonstration performed from Feins mobile show room vans. These demonstrations will allow customers the opportunity to test the tools before they commit to a purchase.

About Fein Power Tools:

Emil Fein invented the first electric hand drill in Germany in 1895. With this invention, he laid the foundation for the highly reliable power tools that FEIN continues to manufacture in Germany and for which this tradition-rich company is respected in trade and industry throughout the world. FEIN has been among the world’s leading power tool manufacturers for over 140 years. And that is also undoubtedly because, with every new product innovation, FEIN continues to pay attention to its commitment to only develop durable power tools of the highest quality.

About International Air Tool & Industrial Supply Company:

International Air Tool & Industrial Supply Company is a San Diego, CA based distributor & exporter of pneumatic & electric tools, diaphragm pumps, hoists and related accessories. We carry only the finest quality, brand name tools and pride ourselves on our technical expertise and excellent customer service. We are a family run operation that effectively serves customers regionally, nationally, and abroad.