Air Compressor

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  • Buyers Guides
  • What Is an Oil-Free Air Compressor?
  • An oil-free air compressor is an air compressor that the mechanical components are typically coated with a permanent lubricant material. They are generally more portable, less expensive, and easier to maintain than oil-lubed compressors, which is why they’ve become the most popular choice for household use and basic contractor work,but also used in many factories and industrial settings.
  • How Long Do Oil-Free Air Compressors Last?
  • You can generally expect anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 hours of service. However, the lifespan depends largely on maintenance, proper care, and usage habits. Most oil-free air compressors aren’t intended for long-term continuous use applications. In other words, they’re not ideal for running for several hours at a time.
  • Key advantages of oil-free air compressors
  • Low maintenance
  • Generally less expensive than comparable oil-lubed models
  • Perform better in cold temperatures
  • Virtually no risk of contaminating the air with oil
  • Relatively easy to transport
  • More environmentally friendly
  • What Size You Need?
  • Inflating Tires, Sports Equipment, and Mattresses – If your main reason for getting an air compressor is to inflate your bike/car tires, pump up your basketball, or fill rafts/air mattresses, Small ones in the 1 or 2-gallon range will work just fine for you.
  • DIY Projects – Things like upholstering furniture with a pneumatic stapler, installing trim with a nail gun, or cleaning tight spaces require a slightly larger compressor in the 2- to 6-gallon range.
  • Automotive Work – If you plan on using the compressor to operate automotive tools like impact wrenches, a larger compressor in the 4- to 8-gallon range will be fine.
  • Painting and Sanding – Painting and sanding with a compressor are two things that require high CFM and near-continuous airflow. This means you’ll need a large compressor that won’t be constantly turning on and off to keep up with your airflow needs. These compressors generally more than 10 gallons.