Hi there! So you decided to buy an air compressor, but have no idea where to start? I've been there! My name is Tim, and I would like to welcome you to Compressor Specialists, your ultimate guide to buying a portable air compressor!
As I mentioned, I've been in your shoes and walked more than a mile in them. A while back I started a DIY project around the house. Namely, I wanted to tidy up a bit and tie up loose ends. This consisted of painting, nailing, and some light carpentry. I had to buy an air compressor but knew less than nothing about them! Of course, the first one I got was a cheaper version of a pancake air compressor that did absolutely nothing for me. Imagine my frustration when I tried to nail down some floor planks only to discover that I’d do it more easily with a hammer. In short, because I had no idea what I was after, there was no way for me to buy something that would prove to be useful. I was not tricked, I was not duped; I simply made a bad call that resulted in a bad purchasing decision.
At that point, I decided to find out as much as I could about air compressor and what made them tick. I started researching and soon realized that I was in way over my head, but I persisted. I took me a while, but eventually I became a self-taught expert on the subject and decided to share my findings with all the other lost souls here on the vast interwebs. I hope that this will help to make your life easier, and allow you to pick a compressor suited for your particular needs.
I compiled a list of the best performing, and also the best rated, air compressors on the market today. I decided to focus on a portable variety, and narrow it down even more to include only those compressors that are electrically powered. Gas powered ones are a bit messy to maintain, plus they do not perform well on uneven terrain. Portable compressors are excellent for around-the-house jobs, will last for a few years, and are relatively quiet as well.
During my research, I came across big branded names in the compressor industry, so I included those into the list of products I reviewed. Some further digging unearthed excellent compressors that are not marketed as much but have great performance and power. Some I tested personally; others I investigated thoroughly. You can find them all on the review pages.
At the end, I’d like to stress that all of the reviews are unbiased and completely unaffected by the manufacturers. They are a result of hard work and I made them because I accumulated a large pool of knowledge about the niche and wanted to share that knowledge with you!
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