2-stage high horsepower air compressors work by compressing air in two different stages. During the first stage, air is compressed to an intermediate PSI. The air is then sent through an intercooling system to be cooled before being sent to the second stage for its final round of compression.
At higher pressures, 2-stage air compressors are more efficient than single-stage air compressors because the air is cooled between the stages. This makes 2-stage air compressors a better choice for bigger jobs that require higher PSI. Most air compressor manufacturers rate their compressor’s motor by the amount of horsepower available after the motor has reached its maximum RPMs and has disengaged the start windings. This measured horsepower is a true indication of the horsepower a motor can sustain over a long period of time.
Our high horsepower air compressors meet or exceed these measurements for the ultimate in efficiency and air pressure sustainability. With a 2-stage high horsepower air compressor from Best Buy Automotive Equipment, you can also expect:
• Both Gas and electric motor availability
• 18.5-50.5 CFM
• 30, 80, and 120 gallon tank options
• 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 2 x 7.75HP
• Solid cast iron cylinders
• 12 volt electric and recoil start
• Oil monitors
• Engine slowdown, pilot valve, and cold start valves
• ASME-certified tank and safety valves
• 12 Volt alternator come standard on Kohler and Honda Models
At Best Buy Automotive, we carry the best name brands at ridiculously low prices! To find your next 2-stage high horsepower air compressor, browse our wide selection by model, price, or manufacturer. The features and specifications of each air compressor are available by clicking on the compressor of your choice. If you’d like additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Or if you’d like, feel free to read our Air Compressor Buying Guide for tips and suggestions on how to get the best air compressor for your individual needs.