Choosing an Air Compressor

How to Choose the Right ROLAIR® Air Compressor

The following Blog post was originally posted on the ACME Tools’ blog on January 5th, 2017. To read more great posts from ACME, check out their blog.

choosing an air compressor

Air compressors power pneumatic tools and sprayers, inflate tires and clean dust out of crevices and cracks, making them a critical part of any jobsite or workshop. Learn how compressor features affect performance, and find the ROLAIR® Air Compressor to meet your needs.

All About Airflow

A compressor’s primary function is to provide a reliable flow of high-pressure air to pneumatic tools or other accessories. The delivered airflow rating, in cubic feet per minute (CFM) at a given pressure in pounds per square inch (PSI), tells you how much air a compressor delivers. The airflow rating of the Rolair air compressor you choose should exceed the air requirements of your highest-demand tools by about 50 percent. If you plan on running multiple devices off a single compressor, add up the air requirements of all tools in simultaneous use to find a unit with sufficient air capacity. [Read More]



4 thoughts on “How to Choose the Right ROLAIR® Air Compressor

  1. We are three generations deep, in trusting our Rolair compressors to “breathe life” into all our pneumatic tools and the next generation is sure to learn: QUALITY = ROLAIR.

  2. I agree that it is important to make sure you choose an air compressor that has enough pressure for the tools you will be using. It is important to remember that assessing your needs before hand can help you save a ton of time and money when putting a compressor. Personally, I would want to educate myself on which brands are the most reliable and look up customer reviews so I find the air machine that will provide the best results.

    • Thanks for reading and commenting! You’re absolutely right- customer reviews can definitely help make an informed decision.

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