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Air compressors are simple machines, little more than a pump. The technology has been around for more than one hundred years. Whilst yours won’t last a hundred years, with careful maintenance you can expect years of service from a good machine. It is therefore important to choose your compressor wisely.

The problem is that there is so much choice out there, so you’ll need to thoroughly research the subject. Without the research, you may regret your choices later.

We’ve done the hard work for you. You’ll find comprehensive information on the subject of air compressors on our information pages. Here’s a summary of what you can expect.

The Difference Between Gas or Electric Compressors

The Difference Between Gas and Electric Air CompressorsWhether you choose a gas or electric powered compressor will depend entirely on your intended use of the product. We discuss the best applications and advantages of each of these types of compressor. We’ve also thrown in some additional information such as size, power, and how to choose the right specifications for your compressor.

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Best Air Compressors Available

CFM requirements based on number of users and tool typesIn this article, we describe the various compressors and their features. In this analysis you’ll find descriptions, specifications, and uses for each of the following common compressor types:

  • Pancake air compressors
  • Hotdog air compressors
  • Twin-style air compressors
  • Wheelbarrow air compressors

Understanding the features of each of these compressors will help you to make the right choice for your workshop.

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Different Types of Air Compressors – Gas or Electric

stationary air compressorThis article explores the differences between gas and electric air compressors. It also suggests the best applications for these machines. Choosing the correct power source for your compressor is essential, so get all the information you need before you make your purchase.

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Different Types of Air Tools for Air Compressors

Find out about the different compressed air requirements of the pneumatic tools that are used in a typical workshop. This is essential information since it can have a major impact on your compressor purchase decision. Some tools are greedier than others when it comes to compressed air. If you know up front what their needs are, you can ensure to purchase the correct size of compressor for your purposes.

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Size, power, and CFM of Air Compressors

Hot Dog Air CompressorsThis is the most important information that you need to know to make an informed decision when purchasing an air compressor. The correct choice of compressor is often a compromise between size and power. Compressors with large air receivers are generally more powerful, but they are also heavier, so you trade power for portability. This article describes the characteristics of the air compressor, how to choose the correct compressor for your circumstances, and the trade-offs that may be required.

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How Do Compressors Work?

portable air compressorAir compressors are used in a variety of home, commercial, and industrial applications. The technology is not new. It has been around for over one hundred years. In this article, we explain everything that you need to know about the internal workings of a compressor, and we describe the different types of compressors that you can choose from.

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How to Buy the Best Air Compressor for Your Workshop

How Do Air Compressors WorkWhat are the most important aspects of purchasing a compressor? We take you through the essential information that you need to equip your workshop with an appropriately sized air compressor. Learn how to calculate the compressed air needs of your workshop. Understand the different types of air compressors available, and learn about the specifications that are essential determinants of the air compressor that you choose.

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6 Best Air Compressor Brands

bostitch air compressorBrand reputation and quality is something that many people rightfully use as a guide in choosing products. In the world of compressors, there are a few premium brands that stand head and shoulders above the competition. In this industry, you have brands that have been around for decades. They have earned a reputation for premium quality and for great after-sales service. We review six of the best air compressor brands in this article.

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What Tasks Can You Do With an Air Compressor?

We take a look at the various DIY projects and industrial uses of compressed air. Compressed air is useful in many day-to-day cleaning tasks around the home and workshop. It is also necessary to power pneumatic tools in a typical workshop. Discover the many uses of compressed air in this article.

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