A pair of farmers described as “serial inventors” in Farmers Weekly have told of how universal air tools account for almost all of their preferred powertools.

Rob and Dave Gash have spent years custom-building farming machinery for everything from sowing rapeseed to baling hay, and have saved thousands of pounds in the process.

In many cases they have repurposed parts of other machines, attaching them to old farm equipment to alter its capacity, its speed or its consistency of results.

When asked whether they prefer cordless or air-powered tools, the brothers say “we have cordless drills, but the rest we run off the Spaldings air compressor”.

They also admit: “We are always chopping things up and gluing them back together.”

It’s an insight into a working farm, and into the usefulness of universal air tools as an alternative to less powerful cordless equipment.

With compressed air tools, you have the best of both worlds – a highly powerful tool when you need it, and the portability to use it anywhere you can position a portable air compressor.