Air Compressor Reviews & Buying Guides

At Pro Tool Reviews our Pros have done countless air compressor reviews on the job site. We make sure to review tools in that environment so we can convey real-world results. Our air compressor reviews include both gas and electric models, and we review them with the appropriate pneumatic air tools. We want to test tools in the context the manufacturers intended. Air Compressor Reviews in the Field You might need an air compressor for a framing nailer or finish nailer. You could be a mechanic in need of a high capacity model for your automotive tools. We provide reviews of all model types. From Emglo to DeWalt, Bosch, and others, we review our compressors on the jobsite. It helps us know these tools can hold up for you as well as they did for us. Whether your interest lies in high capacity tank models or smaller hot dog or pancake models, we cover them in both gas and electric. We also test the features alongside performance metrics. We like to know whether they have a fast cycle time and if they can support more than one tool at a time.

Metabo HPT Tank XL

Metabo HPT Tank XL Wheelbarrow Compressor

Power A Whole Team Of Nailers With Metabo HPT’s Tank XL Compressor The Metabo HPT Tank XL wheelbarrow compressor (EC2610EA) powers a whole fleet of nailers for all of your framing, roofing, or siding needs. With its wheelbarrow design and Honda GX 160 motor, the next iteration of Metabo HPT’s Tank series of air compressors […]

Metabo HPT 8-gallon The Tank air compressor

Metabo HPT 8-gal Portable Air Compressor EC1315SM

Power an Entire Crew of Framers With this Metabo HPT 225 PSI Air Compressor Construction workers know how important it is to have enough power to get the job done. That goes double when it comes to nailing, which is integral to the building process from start to finish. The Metabo HPT 8-gallon 225 PSI […]

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Inflator Review 2848-20

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Inflator Review 2848-20

The Milwaukee 2848-20 Inflator Claims to Be the Fastest 18V Model on the Market When Milwaukee Tool made the claim that its M18 2848-20 cordless tire inflator was the fastest 18V model on the market, we had to get it in and test it for ourselves. Having used nearly a dozen of these cordless tools […]

best air compressor for home garage

Best Air Compressor for Home Garage

Considerations When Choosing an Air Compressor Forget choosing the best air compressor—choosing any air compressor for any task requires that you understand a few key things. You need to know what CFM means, how the cycle rate affects your airflow, and the form factor you need (portable stack, pancake-style, standing tank, etc). When choosing the […]

Makita DMP181 18V Cordless High-Pressure Inflator

Makita 18V High-Pressure Inflator Delivers Up To 160 PSI While cordless inflators all perform the same basic function, some models feature an extra degree of refinement. The Makita DMP181 18V Cordless High-Pressure Tire Inflator improves upon previous models with a higher PSI limit, faster inflation, and some convenience features to easily top off car, truck, […]

LokiThor Jump Starter Feature

LokiThor Jump Starter and Tire Inflator | JA301

LokiThor Handles Automotive Troubles with the Force of Thunder At this point, portable jump starters fall into that category that we consider “no-brainers” for anyone that spends any time at all in an automobile. They’re light, effective, and inexpensive enough that it just makes sense to have one in your vehicle in case of emergency. […]

Ingersoll Rand IR 2475F10DY diesel compressor

Ingersoll Rand Truck-Mounted Diesel Reciprocating Compressor

IR Two-Stage Compressor Offers Reliable Air Supply for Mobile, Every-Day Use The Ingersoll Rand Truck-Mounted Two-Stage Diesel Driven Reciprocating Air Compressor (IR 2475F10DY) provides fuel-efficient compressed air when electric power isn’t readily available. IR specifically designed this compressor for field service and remote pneumatic applications, making it an ideal solution for auto servicing, farm and […]

Hart 20V 2-Gallon Cordless Air Compressor Review HPCP01B

Hart 20V 2-Gallon Cordless Air Compressor Review HPCP01B

Hart Cordless Air Compressor Leaves Power Outlets Behind We all know the frustration of walking out to the car early in the morning, only to find you’ve got a flat tire. What do you do? Maybe grab the spare, or chance it trying to make it to the corner gas station to fill it up? […]

DeWalt 20V MAX Cordless Air Compressor Feature

DeWalt 20V Compact 2.5 Gallon Air Compressor (DCC2520)

DeWalt Compact Air Compressor Gets the FlexVolt Advantage Now with FlexVolt Advantage technology, the DeWalt DCC2520 20V Max Compact 2.5-gallon air compressor brings 20V battery compatibility to the original DeWalt DCC2560. The 2.5-gallon DeWalt air compressor targets contractors, remodelers, finish carpenters, and trim installers with a compressor that boasts 81% more nails per cycle when […]

Best Air Compressors for 2021

Nearly every professional contractor uses an air compressor. Of course, it’s not just a construction tool. Automotive, woodworking, aviation, marine, and many others use a compressor to power air tools. When we got our team together to decide on the best air compressor, we sparked a fierce debate concerning brands, styles, prices, and much more. […]