3 Benefits of having a Portable Air Compressor

Large, stationary air compressors are fine for work in the garage or workshop but if you need it for any other jobs you may encounter problems. That’s where a portable air compressor comes in handy. You can use in around the house, in the car, even take it to other jobs with you. Here we take a look at just a few reasons why portable air compressors are so useful

Bostitch Portable Air Compressor

Emergency Tyre Repair

If you need to pump up a flat tyre whilst out and about, the compressor sitting in the garage isn’t going to do you much good. A small, portable compressor kept in the car means you will never be left in the lurch again. Some portable models run off batteries and some can even be plugged in to your car’s DC power. They use a valve system to connect to the tyre and while they may take a little longer than larger models but are perfect in an emergency.

Household chores

DIY around the house may well require air powered tools. So, instead of metres and metres of power cord trailing from the garage, a portable compressor right where you need is it a lot less hassle. This can apply to nail guns, spray guns, sanding; even working up on the roof.

At Work

Those amongst you that use tools such as nail and spray guns at work could benefit from a portable air compressor. There is a myth that they are less powerful but they are usually enough to power most air tools. You will need stronger versions for tools such as sandblasters.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a well-respected brand that is widely available then Campbell Hausfeld are a good choice although it really is up to you to decide what is best for your needs. Whatever you use them for; portable air compressors are handy for a multitude of jobs.

2 thoughts on “3 Benefits of having a Portable Air Compressor

  1. I think it would be a lot of fun for our family to start participating in family bike rides, but I know bike tires can be a bit of a pain to maintain sometimes. I feel like having an air compressor for that sole purpose would be hugely beneficial. And seeing how I could use one for other DIY projects like the article mentions, I think it would be a good purchase for us.

  2. I liked that you had mentioned that a portable air compressor could be very helpful around the house to help household chores that you might need to be done a bit easier. My wife and I have been looking around for a way to be more efficient when working on our side projects in the garage. I might just have to start looking around for a portable air compressor because it could make nailing and sanding all the easier for me.

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