Understanding Air Compressors

Having the right equipment for your tools can have a significant impact on the quality of their functionality. With air compressors, there are multiple options available with different factors that impact how they operate. Understanding air compressors comes down to understanding these different factors.

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Start by looking at the standard cubic feet per minute(SCFM) for the compressor. This number dictates the power of the compressor. Typically, you will want an air compressor to run at one and a half times the power required of your tools to guarantee the best results.

Next, look at the voltage of the compressor. the voltage varies for each type of compressor, so it’s important to search for this information prior to purchasing it. Be sure your garage or work area is equipped to handle the level of voltage required to operate the machine.

Finally, think about how often you intend on using it. If it’s something you feel you will frequently use, it may be wise to purchase one with some mobility. Be sure to find one from a good brand as well to ensure the quality and longevity of the air compressor.

For additional information on understanding air compressors, please review the attached video.


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