An air compressor converts power from an electric motor or a diesel/petrol engine, into kinetic energy by compressing air.
At home, you might hire an air compressor to power nail guns, glue guns, spray guns, wrenches and many other tools. For industrial use, the petrol and diesel models are ideal for site use or mobile applications away from electrical power.
Before hiring an air compressor, consider the power and size you require:
- Power - Electric-powered air compressors are the most common however; gas-powered air compressors are ideal for areas where electricity is limited or unavailable.
- Size - Larger tanks store more compressed air at higher pressures.
PlantMiner has a wide range of air compressors suitable for DIY enthusiasts, through to professional tradesmen. The top brands include Caterpillar, Atlas Copco and Airman.