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The best air compressors are incredibly versatile pieces of equipment, and they are one of the most valuable automotive tools a professional workshop or home garage can have. This tool can make many tasks more accessible and easier than ever, making it a valuable piece of equipment. What can our air compressors do for your shop or garage?
1. High-pressure dusting and cleaning. Cleaning dirt and dust is much easier with air compressors that can be aimed behind an engine block or any other place where access can be difficult or next to impossible. 2. Pressure washing and detailing. Washing a car becomes nearly effortless with high-pressure water force thanks to an air compressor. 3. Pneumatic tools. You probably have one of these: air ratchets, airbrushes, sandblasters, paint sprayers, air saws, and air sanders. An air compress powers all of these essential tools used in the automotive industry. 4. Sandblasting. Removing rust and old paint from a vehicle used to be an immensely time-consuming job done by hand. Sandblasters need an air compressor to work and with sandblasting tools, restoring and cleaning a car becomes a breeze. 5. Inflation. Whether you're planning on having an air filling station or your garage shop specializes in tires—you can't refill a tire without a functioning air compressor.
If you've been wondering if you should invest in air compressors and looking for the top compressed air systems online today, we hope we've not only helped you come to a decision—but also that you've come to the right place. We have over 200 options including the highest-rated, best-performing air compressors on the market today. If you work or operate a high-intensity and high-volume shop, you may want to look at our "no noise" compressors to reduce noise pollution. If you're looking for something portable, we also have gas air compressors that may be ideal due to how easily they can be used without needing an outlet.
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Air Compressor Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best air compressors?
The best air compressor for mechanics, shops and technicians today are from trusted brands that have proven time and again their products are tough, durable, rugged as well as reliable. The top brands trusted by mechanics across the world are Atlas, DeWalt, FSCURTIS, General International, Mi-T-M, BelAire, Ingersoll Rand, and BendPak.
What can air compressors be used for?
An Air compressor is a multi-use essential tool for any garage or shop, whether you are a pro or not. Air compressor uses range from spray painting, being used as a nail gun, changing a fuel filter, and powering an air ratchet, air impact wrench, and so much more.
How big of an air compressor do I need?
The key factors will influence how big of an air compressor you need:
Where you will use the compressor.
How much power requirements will be needed for the compressor.
Air flow required by the tools you will be using with it.
First, there are two kinds of air compressors, portable and stationary, each with advantages and disadvantages. Portable compressors can be moved or taken on the road, while stationary remain where they are on site. They are larger and frequently far more powerful than portable. Second, knowing how much power the air compressor needs is important. They can be powered either with an electric motor or a gas engine, though the latter are often used at construction sites where power is not an option. Third, you should ensure you purchase the right compressor to operate the tools that will be relying on it. Compressors are measured in two ways, PSI (pounds per square inch) and deliverable CFM (cubic feet per minute). These two measurements affect how well the air compressor works in various situations. Identify the PSI and CFM of your air tools first, then purchase a compressor that has 1.25 to 1.5 times more CFM then the recommended PSI that your air tools require. This method ensures your tools and compressor work at optimum capacity.