The right air compressor for every job and automotive application
An air compressor is one of the most important pieces of equipment that anyone can have in their garage or workshop. Air compressors are a great and affordable way to run workshop tools & equipment with a power source that doesn't run out. Choosing the right 240v air compressor will allow you to build out your range of tools and equipment for different jobs over time without having to worry about battery technology or charging. For the common home DIY'er an air compressor and air tools can be the most economical solution when air hoses and working in remote spaces with cordless tools is not a requirement. The range of air tools and accessories available for automotive and general applications is extensive and covers nearly all job types.
When selecting an air compressor it is important to understand the types of jobs and/or tools you will want to run in the longer term in order to get the best value from your air compressor purchase. Smaller air compressors are ideal for convenient jobs like tyre inflation or running smaller tools for shorter periods. These are generally 2HP to 2.5HP units with a tank capacity of 20ltrs to 40-60ltrs or more. They are easy to store and extremely handy however do not have the sufficient air flow ratings to run some air tools effectively. If you are looking to use a range of automotive air tools, spray guns and other proper equipment you will need to identify the required air flow rate. this is often listed as the l/min (litres per minute) or cfm (cubic feet per minute). Making sure you take the time to consider your future requirements for air tools before you purchase your air compressor you will certainly get a lot more use out of your unit in the longer term.