4 Great Uses For An Air Compressor

Posted on: 18 July 2017

Air compressors are one of the handiest tools you can have at your disposal, especially if you're a person who likes to engage in do-it-yourself projects during the weekend. If you haven't yet added an air compressor to your arsenal of tools, take a look below to discover just a few of the ways you can use them. 


Most people who own an air compressor have a small one that is more than capable for small tasks. The most common of these is inflating objects such as bicycle tires, air mattresses, basketballs and inflatable pools. These air compressors can fit in even the tiniest corner of the garage and even though you may not use them all that often, it's always a relief to discover that you have one when you don't want to throw a flat football around. 


Beyond inflating things, air compressors can be used in more artistic projects as well. For example, they are perfect for when you want to paint a piece of reclaimed furniture with the precision that only an airbrush can offer. If this is the kind of thing that you plan to do often in the near future, then purchasing a reliable air compressor and airbrush is one of the first things you should do. Of course, there are always situations that call for a traditional paint job, but airbrushing with a compressor can save you hundreds of hours in the long run.

Nail Guns

Sure, you might be extra handy with a hammer. You may not even be able to remember the last time you hit your thumb with one. But that doesn't mean that hammering nails isn't a painstakingly tedious task. With nail guns, you can get any given job (especially the larger ones) done in a fraction of the time it would take with a normal hammer. Air compressors are able to power almost any pneumatic nail gun, and will make your life exponentially easier.


If nothing else, air compressors are useful when attempting to clean those hard to reach places that might not get attention except during spring cleaning. You can even use an air compressor on 'low' to clean the inside of your car. Just keep in mind that powerful air compressors can be more of a hazard than you might think, so make sure to wear protective gear and keep a tight grip on the compressor hose.

Discover more on air compressors, by talking to a local retailer who sells them.