Buying An Air Compressor


There is a great deal of information on this website about things you need to know when buying an air compressor. Well, now we're putting contributor information about the process here in one spot.

If you want the comprehensive story about buying an air compressor, take the time to use the various search boxes on the pages on this site to narriow down the number of pages relating to acompressor purchase. There are quite a few pages of information here for you.

However, if you have a quick question, here is the forum to ask. Please use the form below and provide as much detail about your compressor needs as possible. We (me and all the thousands of people that see these pages) will do our best to steer you right.

Cheers,

Bill


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Other questions and answers...

...about buying air compressors can be seen below.

What size compressor do I need?  
My consumption is 17cfm, what size compressor do I need. Need to purchase air compressor what size do I need?

Buying a reciprocating compressor  
If I am to use a reciprocating compressor (single stage)in designing my own air pumping machine which needs to pump a small tyre at 40psi.....what cfm …

New design needs compressor 
Was given a project to design a tyre pumping machine..... I have to get a compressor and a tank with a motor..... Design specification is for small tyres …

Taking A Compressor Home 
Hi Bill, Thanks for your great forum. I am going to purchase a Sanborn 60 Gallon Oil Lubricated 3.7hp Belt Drive Air Compressor. My question is, how …

Best indoor air compressor for a barber shop? 
We are looking to install a quiet indoor compressor into a salon / barber shop and the air will be piped out to each station. What style / brand do you …

Is Kensun Portable Compressor Satisfactory? 
Kensun Portable Travel Multi-Use Air Pump Compressor/Inflator Kit I need to buy an air compressor for the Tacwise Extra Long Nose 71 Staple Tacker as …

What compressor is good for dust removal? 
I'm a young piano technician and need an air compressor to blast caked dust out of my customers' pianos. I need a large supply of air so the tank …

The best compressor for my small shop 
Hi, I am looking to buy a 5hp, 220v, upright, 80 gal. air producing machine. I have some shop sand blasting to do, as well as the usual uses. As usual …

Is an initial burn-in period needed when a new compressor is purchased? 
Hi Bill, I have purchased an oil-less, 2HP, 10 Gallon Air Compressor from California Air Tools (model 10020). Neither the manual nor your book suggest …

Best compressor to buy 
I have about 700 bucks to spend on a new compressor, I was wanting a 60 gallon, I will be using it for auto body work like sanding and painting, what brand …

Want to buy a Devilbiss 432 compressor  
I want to buy a devilbiss 432 air compressor I can't find one. I am willing to even buy a core and have it rebuilt. Call anytime 610.349.6839. …

oil or oil-less compressor 
I’m looking for a small compressor to do occasional spray painting. For now, I have 8 wood interior doors to paint, and 4 exterior doors. But, when this …

Need help purchasing  
Bill I used the search area to find my answer but didn't find it... I am looking for a decent air compressor to spray paint and acrylic top coats. …

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