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Air compressors have a wide variety of uses as you may already know, but the list goes on and on, and not everyone is aware of some of the projects that are possible with the use of an air compressor. And so, this article will provide you with an ultimate list of air compressor uses, letting YouTube demonstrations do the talking where possible.

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Using an Air Compressor for Nailing

An air compressor can be used for nailing projects by attaching your desired pneumatic nail gun.

Using an Air Compressor to Remove Vehicle Lug Nuts

Air compressors can be used to power pneumatic impact wrenches so that you can easily remove lug nuts from car and truck wheels to then be able to change the tire or conduct work behind the wheel!

Using an Air Compressor for Sandblasting

Air compressors can be used for multiple sandblasting projects.

Using an Air Compressor for Sanding

Whether you’re sanding a vehicle or wood, air compressors are useful for sanding projects, providing greater speed and efficiency.

Using an Air Compressor for Grinding

Air compressors can be used for grinding applications, by attaching the right air/die grinder for your job.

Using Air Compressors to Power Industrial Equipment

Air compressors are commonly found in powering industrial equipment across various industries.

Using an Air Compressor to Fill a Scuba Tank

An air compressor (the right one) can be used to refill a scuba tank.

Using an Air Compressor to Fill Paintball Tank

Air compressors can be used to refill your paintball tank to power your paintball gun.

Using an Air Compressor to Inflate Tires

Air compressors can be used to inflate tires on your bicycle, car, or truck with the right attachments.

Using an Air Compressor for Inflating Pools

Air compressors can save you a lot of hassle when it comes to inflating your pools when the weather is right!

Using an Air Compressor to Inflate Soccer Balls

If your soccer ball or even any other sports ball becomes flat, you can easily and quickly inflate the ball with an air compressor.

Using an Air Compressor to Inflate Exercise Balls

Another example of air compressors being used to inflate balls is with exercise balls!

Using an Air Compressor to Inflate a Paddle Board

Paddleboards can be inflated in a matter of no time with the use of an air compressor!

Using an Air Compressor for Blowing Out Pool Pipes

Air compressors can help you blow air out of pool pipes when required.

Using an Air Compressor for Spray Painting

Air compressors can be used to spray paint a variety of items, from small projects like spray painting models to spraying painting canvases, and from spray painting walls and doors to spray painting a car! The spray painting possibilities of an air compressor are only limited by your creativity!

Using an Air Compressor as a Pressure Washer

Air compressors, along with a water supply can be turned into a pressure washer to help you clean your property.

Using an Air Compressor to Clean Your Computer

Air compressors can be used to clean your PC and computer.

Using an Air Compressor to Clean Car

Air compressors can help you with your car cleaning and drying process!

Using an Air Compressor for Vacuum Cleaning

Air compressors can cleverly be turned into a vacuum for cleaning!

Using an Air Compressor to Winterize Sprinkler and Home Pipes

Air compressors are useful in colder months to winterize your sprinklers and any home pipes!

Using an Air Compressor to Winterize Your RV/Camper

Air compressors are great tools for winterizing your RV or Camper during the colder months!

Using an Air Compressor to Make Snow

One idea you may not have thought of is using an air compressor to create your own snow!

Using an Air Compressor to Power Dental Tools

Air compressors are widely used within dentistry to power tools.

More uses coming soon!


If you have any questions regarding air compressor uses, please leave a comment below, with a photo if applicable, so that someone can help you! Alternatively, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to provide them in the comments!