The 6 Best Dewalt Air Compressor of 2020

1,805 Ratings
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Tire Inflator
  1. High pressure inflation mode with automatic shutoff
  2. High volume inflation and deflation modes
  3. Three power sources for inflation on a jobsite and on the go: 20V MAX battery, 12V DC, or 110V AC (20V max battery, charger and 110V AC cord sold separately
  4. Led light helps to provide illumination
  5. Convenient onboard accessory storage

1886 ratings

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Air Compressor Kit
  1. Flexvolt 60V max 2.5 gallon air compressor offers all of the convenience
  2. This product is manufactured in United States
  3. This product meets customer requirement
  4. 79 dB operational noise level

293 ratings

DEWALT Air Compressor Combo Kit with Brad Nailer
  1. DWFP12231 Brad Nailer drives 18ga nails from 5/8″ to 2″ length.
  2. DWFP55126 Compressor offers 2.6 SCFM delivered at 90 PSI pump, 6 gallon (22.7 L) tank and 165 max PSI
  3. Tool-free depth-of-drive adjustment and tool-free jam release
  4. Low 75.5 dBA for a quiet work environment
  5. Kindly refer user manual for instructions.
  6. DWFP12231 Brad Nailer drives 18ga nails from 5/8″ to 2″ length

344 ratings

DEWALT Air Compressor for Trim
  1. Durable oil Free pump provides extended maintenance Free operation
  2. Low 71.5 dB allows for quieter operation;High flow regulator for increased Performance
  3. Low 12 amp draw Motor provides Easy start up and reduces breaker tripping
  4. Lightweight (36 pounds), thin (12.5″) and Compact Design is Easy to carry and store
  5. 3.0 SCFM delivered at 90 PSI pump, 2.5 gallon tank and 200 max PSI ; Pump Speed 2,300 rpm

445 ratings

BOSTITCH Air Compressor Combo Kit
  1. CORDLESS AIR COMPRESSOR: The BTFP02012 is at 6 gallons, 150PSI, and 2.6SCFM with a high efficiency motor.
  2. BRAD NAILER: The SB-1850BN drives 18-gauge Brad Nails from 5/8″ to 2″ for a wide variety of applications
  3. STRAIGHT FINISH NAILER: The SB-1664FN drives 1-1/4- to 2-1/2-inch, 16-gauge finish nails.
  4. HEAVY DUTY CROWN STAPLER: The BTFP71875 drives heavy duty 3/8″ Crown staples from 1/4″ to 9/16″
  5. WARRANTY: This kit is covered by a 1-year limited warranty for peace of mind

1273 ratings

CRAFTSMAN Air Compressor, 6 gallon, Pancake, Oil-Free with 13 Piece Accessory Kit
  1. 6 gallon pancake maximizes portability and stored air
  2. Durable, oil free pump for long life and no maintenance
  3. 150 max PSI to ensure adequate cut in pressure for a variety of applications
  4. 2.6 SCFM @ 90 PSI allows for quick compressor recovery time. Voltage – 120 volt
  5. Easily starts up in cold weather
  6. 13 piece accessory kit includes: 25′ X 1/4inches Pvc air Hose with coupler and plug assembled, tire chuck with plug, blow gun with plug, tire gauge, blow gun with OSHA safety nozzle, rubber tip, three inflator adaptors
  7. 1 year limited warranty, refer to “warranty & support” section below for full details

2654 ratings

Tips for Choosing An  Air Compressor

Although the number of air compressor choices can be overwhelming, selecting the right one can be made easy by asking a few important questions.

What is the application?

Air compressors are used for a wide range of jobs — from inflating tires to powering tools to operating a factory. The application will determine the type of compressor you need. For example:

  • Portable air compressors are well-suited for one person operating air tools
  • Stationary, single-stage air compressors are often used for wood shops, automotive restoration and maintenance, small businesses, or facility maintenance.
  • Two-stage air compressors are recommended for multi-bay automotive shops, light commercial shops and industrial applications.
  • Rotary screw air compressors are recommended for applications that need constant volumes of air, which would require a compressor to run 100 percent of the time to keep up with the tools necessary for the job.

What air tools will you be using?

Some air tools require more air than others. This is measured by standard cubic feet per minute (scfm). There are several steps you can take to select the appropriate air compressor based upon your tools.

First, find the tool that requires the greatest amount of scfm and multiply that number by 1.5. This will give the compressor some room for future expansion or heavier tool use. If operating more than one tool at a time, add together the scfm requirements for each tool then multiply that number by 1.5.

Next, make sure the compressor chosen offers cubic feet per minute (cfm) output equal to or greater than the requirement of the equation in step one. For example, if the tools you plan to use individually are an impact wrench with a 5 scfm rating, a ratchet with a 4 scfm rating, and a dual action sander with a 9 scfm rating, then the air compressor must have a cfm rating of 13.5 or more. This is because the dual action sander has the highest scfm requirement, and 9 scfm multiplied by 1.5 is 13.5 cfm.

If you plan to use all three of those tools at the same time, the compressor must have a cfm rating of 27 or more — a rating reached by adding together the scfm requirements of the three tools (18) and multiplying that number by 1.5.

How often will you use the air compressor?

If you plan on regular use — several times a week — then select a compressor with a 50/50 duty cycle, such as a portable cast iron or contractor compressor.

For daily commercial or industrial use, select an air compressor with a higher duty cycle, such as high performance cast iron, single stage, two stage, or rotary screw compressors.

Be aware that air tools requiring larger air consumption will require a larger air compressor to operate appropriately. This should be taken into consideration above all else.

What type of power is available?

Portable compressors typically operate on 115-volt, 15-amp circuits. Stationary, single-stage compressors and some large portable compressors operate on 230-volt, single-phase power. Two-stage air compressors that are 10 hp and larger operate on three-phase power only, while 5 hp and 7.5 hp two-stage compressors are available for single-phase and three-phase power. If no electrical power is available, a gas air compressor is required.

Do you have plans for future expansion?

If there are plans to expand the business or operation in the near future, and these plans will require more air, it’s less expensive to buy up to the next larger air compressor now than to purchase a second compressor in the future.

Use these tips to explore our wide variety of air compressor options to find one that’s right for you.

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