Wel-Bilt Air Needle Scaler - 5 CFM, 90 PSI
This needle scaler works very well for the money . I have owned more expensive tools that where not any better , some where worse . The only issue with it is the air pressure regulator only seems to have 2 settings , inoperative and full blast . Its not a big problem since full blast works best anyway . Overall I am very satisfied with this tool .
July 11, 2014
Does the job
This tool is better than sandblast to remove rust. It is quicker and a lot less messy. It can reach tight places where sandblasting is ineffective like inside square part of a tow hitch.
However, it takes a huge amount or air, it will leave rough finish and it can't be used on thin gauge steel.
July 2, 2014
Wel-Bilt needle scaler
Right out of box had problems getting to start hammering. Oiled regularly still intermittant. Replacement needle attachment is $17 I paid $19 for whole unit. You get what you pay for.
June 19, 2014
Tool was comfortable to handle and use but failed with in the first week. Plastic CHINA washer cracked letting the air bypass.ON THE GOOD SIDE Northern Tool quickly replaced with a new one. This second one has lasted a few weeks now, we will see if the first was just a freek thing.
June 18, 2014
In July of 2013 I purchased this tool from Northern Tool. At the price I paid I kinda thought I would "get what you pay for". I am very pleased to report that I have completely descaled an entire 94 chevy truck frame and am still using the original set of needles, all though I could use a new set after all this work. The tool made a difficult job so much easier and I will never regret buying it, especially at Northern Tool pricing! The tool works best when used at a 90 degree angle to the work piece. The only time I would spit out a needle was when using sideways pressure. I did need to keep tightening the set screws every so often but thats very easy to do. If you have a descaling project to do I don't think you can go wrong by buying this Wel-Bilt product.
June 1, 2014
tool works excellent, i use it almost every day for automotive mechanical work, had it for at least 6 months.
i oil it before and after every use--very important or the hammer will stick.
great tool for a great price.
February 6, 2014
Gets the job done
Bought one and an extra head for my 15 year old so that he can clean up the frame on the truck that he bought. It appears to be doing a good job for him so far. Only gave it 4 stars because it can't do it by itself. When someone comes out with one that does it without me having to crawl under the truck, that will get 5 stars.
September 17, 2013
Very very happy with the work I have got done in the first couple weeks. Tool works very well, I am running 95 psi and frequently oil it. Tool was on sale for half price and I have got to say I have seen an excellent return on my "investment"! Descaling my '94 Chevy truck frame will be done this week-end! Thank you Northern Tool!
August 9, 2013
great for the price
nice pistol grip,great for the price..nice short needle scales...does vibrate @ high air...and the set screws want to vibrate out & end up on shop floor!!!use locktite on set screws to prevent this & you'll have no problem...I have 2 & one does vibrate on the adjustable air dial...but no big deal..works well on rust/old painted wheels,etc..
April 25, 2013
The tool worked great for 15 min . After that, no hammer action. Was very careful about oiling it. Removed the needle head and tried to use it in another air hammer, but it would not fit. All in all a very frustrating experience.
April 25, 2013