Air compressors come in all shapes and sizes from big industrial units to small portable models.
As always be sure to read reviews on Amazon, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is the right pick for you.
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Our Picks for Best Air Compressors For Home Use
- Audew Dual Cylinder
- Kensun Multi-Use
- PORTER-CABLE C2002-WK
- Senco PC1010
- AUDEW Motorgirl3035
Audew Dual Cylinder Air Compressor Pump, Heavy Duty Portable Air Pump, Auto 12V Tire Inflator for Car, Truck, RV, Bicycle and Other Inflatables
The Audew Dual Cylinder 12 Volt Air Compressor is a nice unit that is a good fit for small jobs.
It works very well and one of my go to units. (See video at the bottom of the page.)
Kensun Multi-Use Tire Inflator Portable Car Air Compressor
The Kensun Multi-Use is a small portable easily store-able home air compressor.
It is useful in airing up many things from a football to a car tire.
It has no tank to hold air and simply runs continuously when needed. Besides home use it is also good to carry in a vehicle for emergencies.
PORTER-CABLE C2002-WK Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor with 13-Piece Accessory Kit
For those that need a steady air supply but not a huge unit than the PORTER-CABLE C2002-WK is a good one to look at.
The PORTER-CABLE C2002-WK is a good unit for small construction jobs or similar projects.
Senco PC1010 1-Horsepower Peak, 1/2 hp running 1-Gallon Compressor
The Senco PC1010 is another small unit with a holding tank.
The Senco PC1010 is a nice small unit and is a popular option among DIY homeowners.
Audew Upgraded Portable Air Compressor Tire Inflator,12V 150PSI Air Pump with Auto Shut Off,Warning Light and Power Cord Storage,Digital Tire Pump for Car,Bicycle and Other Inflatables
The AUDEW is a small portable 12 Volt unit that is powered from a cigarette lighter.
It can put out up to 150PSI of air pressure and comes with a carry bag.
All air compressors have a motor that forces out air. Some small units don’t have a tank to hold pressure while other will.
Having a air tank helps to keep the pressure at a steady pace and kicks in at times that more pressure is needed than the pump can give.
Units that have no tank run constantly to provide air. They also can be useful in many situations such as airing up a basketball or adding emergency air to a vehicle tire.
Units that have tanks are better to use with air tools since the pressure can build up in a tank and give the necessary pressure to operate the tool.
Whichever option is picked having a compressor around a home for small projects and emergencies is something that definitely comes in handy.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere on a unit to be sure it is a good unit for you.