Depending on the air compressor you select, it may be able to inflate car tires, operate pneumatic tools such as paint sprayers and nail guns, or simply add air to pool floats. “When buying an air compressor, focus on the unit’s cubic-feet-per-minute (CFM) capability,” says Kyle Shirley, owner of Sol Vista Roofing. This is the rate at which the compressor can deliver air to the tool it is driving. Most household compressors have capacities ranging from 0.5 to 3.0 CFM.”
The Campbell Hausfeld DC080500 air compressor’s dependability, combined with its relatively quiet performance, earns it our top pick. Here are our top picks for air compressors in various categories.
- [OPERATING PARAMETERS] — Maximum pressure: 4500Psi/30Mpa/300Bar; Motor Power Rating: 350W; Inflating Speed: 500CC tank, from 200BARS to 300BARS takes approximately 8 minutes; from 0BARS to 300BARS takes approximately 20 minutes
- [110V alternating current or 12V direct current power] — Our upgraded portable car or home PCP air gun compressor has two power supply modes: 12V car battery and home 110V AC power. Take full advantage of airgun games, whether at home or in the field.
- [COOLING FAN] — No oil or water required. This new compressor includes a large side cooling fan, which can significantly improve heat dissipation. The cooling fan will begin to run on its own once the power is connected. After filling, keep the cooling fan running until the temperature falls below 50 °C/122 °F.
- [8,000,000 FOSTER CONNECTIONS] — The inflator nozzle is an 8MM FOSTER female connector for quick connection and disconnection, which is compatible with most PCP air rifle and paintball cylinder male nozzles.
- [TEPM DISPLAY LCD] — The portable air compressor has an LCD temperature display. Continuous inflation for 25 minutes, followed by a 10-minute rest. It is normal for the working temperature of this machine to rise at first. Tip: If the temperature rises above 80°C/176°F, stop filling and keep the fan running to dissipate heat.
- You get excellent customer service from one of the most reputable names in automotive accessories.
- Because it is equipped with both AC and DC power cords, the tire inflator is ideal for use both indoors and while travelling.
- This portable air compressor includes two accessory nozzles. If you have a Presta valve, you may require an adaptor.
- Specifications: analogue pressure gauge; maximum pressure range: 120 psi; continuous working time: 30 minutes at 35 psi.
- Specifications: 19in (outer length) black woven hose (48cm). DC cable length: 9ft 2in (2.8m). AC is 9ft 10in tall (3m). (6 feet longer than a Kensun Model H compressor) LpM = 18 (DC) / 20 (AC).
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- Oil-free pump that is ultra quiet (only 56 decibels) and requires little maintenance.
- Lightweight and portable – 29 lbs. 1.0 gallon steel tank
- 0.6 HP (rated / operating) – 1.20 CFM @ 90 PSI
- MORE PRESSURE: At 200 PSI, this compressor provides 25% more pressure than a standard pancake compressor.
- UP TO 30% MORE AIR FLOW: Multiple large body nailers can be used on a single compressor with 4 CFM @ 90 PSI.
- VERSATILITY: Runs two framing nailers, two roofing nailers, two siding nailers, three finish nailers, and five brad nailers at the same time.
- PRODUCTIVITY: Drives nails flush every time, without fail.
- LIGHTWEIGHT: It is 22% lighter than a traditional twin-stack compressor, weighing only 41 lbs.
- CAPACITY: A 6-gallon tank holds enough air to keep a crew running.
- DURABLE: The all-metal handle withstands the harshest jobsite conditions.
- MINIMAL MAINTENANCE: Oil-free construction means virtually no maintenance.
- AWARDS: Builder & Developer Magazine’s Pro Preferred Brand for pneumatic nailers from 2014 to 2019.
- Global Materials in Jackson, Tennessee proudly manufactures the portable air compressor in the United States.
- PORTABLE: The 6 gallon capacity maximizes portability and air storage for the CRAFTSMAN air compressor.
- NO MAINTENANCE: The 6 gallon air compressor’s durable, oil-free pump is designed for long life and requires no maintenance.
- PRESSURE: 150 PSI maximum to ensure adequate cut-inch pressure for a wide range of applications.
- QUICK RECOVERY TIME: A compressor recovery time of 2.6 SCFM at 90 PSI is possible.
- Product 1: CORDLESS AIR COMPRESSOR: The BTFP02012 has a high efficiency motor and can handle 6 gallons, 150 PSI, and 2.6 SCFM.
- Product 1: BRAD NAILER: The SB-1850BN drives 18-gauge Brad Nails ranging in length from 5/8″ to 2″ for a wide range of applications.
- The SB-1664FN is a straight finish nailer that drives 1-1/4- to 2-1/2-inch 16-gauge finish nails.
- HEAVY DUTY 3/8″ CROWN STAPLER: The BTFP71875 drives heavy duty 3/8″ Crown staples from 1/4″ to 9/16″.
- Smooth-brite is the second product.
- SB-1664FN Compatible Product 2
- SPECIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES – This ULTRA-QUIET Air Compressor and Tire Inflator, 1HP 6.3 Gallon Tank has a lower RPM (1700) and a reliable Mechanical Pressure Gauge to monitor the PSI range. 150 seconds to fill tank; OUTPUT OUTPUT: 3.0CFM @ 40PSI 90PSI 2.2CFM
- SUPER DESIGN – This unit employs a highly efficient maintenance-free Electric Brushless induction motor, resulting in longer motor and pump life, as well as the ability to produce consistent performance at all times of operation with super fast inflation; Our ULTRA-QUIET design emits only 60dB of sound during peak operation, making it comfortable to use without damaging your hearing.
- FEATURES – Equipped with a Safety Valve for simple and quick depressurization, as well as a Drain Valve for releasing moisture buildup in the tank to prevent corrosion (air hose not included); It is equipped with commercial grade rubber suction cups that grip to both smooth and textured surfaces, as well as an Ergonomic Grip Carry Handle for easy movement and portability.
- IDEAL APPLICATION – (DO NOT use tools or the unit over the Max 120 PSI capability) Ideal for job site/construction work use of pneumatic air tools such as drills, saws, grinders, and nail guns, as well as inflating high pressure tires on cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, sports balls, and more (this unit DOES NOT SUPPORT heavy duty truck tires such as industrial tractors or semi-trucks), ideal for both indoor/outdoor use.
- SAFETY AND PROPER USE – The compressor’s air tank should be drained daily for safe and optimal performance (DO NOT leave the battery plugged into the compressor when the unit is not in use) (DO NOT disconnect the air hose/tool until the pressure gauge shows (0) psi) (DO NOT use for deflation, ONLY for inflation)
- ULTRA-LIGHT WEIGHT & PORTABLE: Weighing only 22 pounds, the Chicago Pneumatic Easy Air can be easily moved around your work shop, garage, or construction site.
- NO MAINTENANCE: The Easy Air uses a powerful, oil-free pump that requires no maintenance. There is no danger of oil leaking.
- PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILITY: The Easy Air has a MAX capacity of 115 PSI and produces 2 CFM @ 90 PSI.
- MADE FOR EVERYONE: The Easy Air features a large regulator knob and an easy-to-use connection coupler.
- STRONG AND RELIABLE: The Easy Air, with its Chicago Pneumatic name and durable ultra-lightweight design, is ideal for any home or garage.
- Twin cylinder pump made of cast iron and lubricated with oil. Product life of up to 5000 hours based on b-10 bearing rating for high-level durability. Delivers 10.2 CFM at 90 PSI and a maximum PSI of 135 ASME code tank for greater air storage durability and safety
- Begin your projects right away by bundling this unit with a 25-foot Campbell air hose (PA117701AV), a 17-piece accessory kit (MP284701AV), and the 3-in-1 inflation gun, chuck, and gauge (MP600000AV)
- With Campbell Hausfeld, you can complete your projects more quickly and easily. Expert in Air Power
- The portable air compressor’s maximum tank pressure of 150 psi allows for more air in the tank for longer tool runtimes.
- According to ISO1217, the electric air compressor’s 2.6 SCFM @ 90 psi allows for a quick compressor recovery time.
- The PORTER-CABLE air compressor’s 6 gal Pancake style tank is designed for stability and includes a water drain valve and rubber feet.
- The 6 gallon air compressor’s low Amp 120V motor starts easily in cold weather or with an extension cord. cord
- Long-lasting oil-free pump that requires no maintenance
- The shroud, handle, and console cover protect vital components while also making the unit easier to carry and include a cord wrap.
- Two factory installed regulated air couplers to easily support two users
- Only 30 lbs., making it portable.
- A maximum tank pressure of 150 psi stores more air in the tank for longer tool run times.
- According to ISO1217, 2.6 SCFM at 90 psi allows for a quick compressor recovery time.
- Six-gallon pancake-style tank with water drain valve and rubber feet for stability.
- In cold weather or with an extension cord, the low-amp 120-volt motor starts easily.
- Long-lasting oil-free pump that requires no maintenance