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10 Best Air Compressors

Senco PC1010

Senco PC1010

The Senco PC1010 weighs just 20 lbs. and has a thick foam grip, so you can easily pick it up and carry it from project to project, or load it onto a truck to take elsewhere. This is an affordable choice that’s probably best-suited for light home use.

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Metabo The Tank

Metabo The Tank

Packing a good amount of power, the Metabo The Tank is capable of reaching a maximum of 200 PSI, significantly more than other pancake options. It has a quick recovery rate and is able to support multiple tools simultaneously.

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Campbell Hausfeld AC080510

Campbell Hausfeld AC080510

With an eight-gallon capacity, the Campbell Hausfeld AC080510 can handle large jobs in both homes and on commercial job sites. It produces a consistent air discharge every time, so you don’t have to worry about nails or staples that aren’t set completely flush.

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Craftsman 1.8 HP

Craftsman 1.8 HP

The Craftsman 1.8 HP is easy to transport to job sites, thanks to the compact build, carrying handle, and rugged wheels. With a maximum PSI of 175, it’s able to refill the 10-gallon tank in around 70 seconds while remaining relatively quiet.

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Makita MAC5200

Makita MAC5200

The Makita MAC5200 is ideal for carpenters who tend to use small pneumatic tools with a lower pressure demand than those used by mechanics. Its big-bore cylinder and piston provide a fast recovery time to help you work efficiently.

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NorthStar Portable

NorthStar Portable

The NorthStar Portable has a belt-driven pump that builds power quickly and quietly, so you can work fast without a headache. Its two-cylinder engine means a constant and reliable pressure suitable for industrial applications.

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DeWalt D55146

DeWalt D55146

The DeWalt D55146 offers a maximum tank pressure of 200 pounds-per-square-inch, which makes great use of the available volume. It quickly recharges after you exhaust it, so you can get on to your next job without wasting too much time.

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Ingersoll-Rand P15IU-A9

Ingersoll-Rand P15IU-A9

The Ingersoll-Rand P15IU-A9 comes with an easily accessible drain valve and offers continuous-duty cycling, which means that it is perfect for running tools that require a steady supply over long periods of time, such as sanders and grinders.

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NorthStar Vertical 20-Gallon

NorthStar Vertical 20-Gallon

The NorthStar Vertical 20-Gallon features a rugged, cast-iron, V-twin pump that should last through a lifetime of even fairly regular use. Considering its five-cubic-feet-per-minute flow rate, it is surprisingly quiet, as well.

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Campbell Hausfeld XC302100

Campbell Hausfeld XC302100

The oil-lubricated, 2-stage pump on the Campbell Hausfeld XC302100 makes this a high-maintenance model, but it also results in low noise and a long life. It runs on 120-volt household circuits, but can be converted to 220 volts for even better performance.

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