Air Compressor Buying Guide

Choosing the right air compressor for your air tools for use at work or at home can be confusing at the best time. There is a lot of information about the compressor which varies from model to model. It is important that you understand how to read the information and find the best air compressor for your needs. There are specific pieces of information that you should look for before you purchase your next air compressor.

The first thing you should consider is the amount of air pressure that eventually you'll need. Depending on where the air compressor is made, you will find the pressure rating given in several different ways.

It can be in PSI or pounds per square inch rating, or rating BAR, which means the amount of atmosphere. This is the amount of air to be delivered from the compressor to the tool. ‘Oslo compressed air’ (which is also called ‘oslo trykkluft’ in the Norwegian language) compressors are widely used in offices and shops. But the device can be very useful for domestic purposes as well.

Your tool will also provide the amount of air flow that you would need to run them continuously and in the best possible way. Good information will be given to you in CFM, which means cubic feet per minute, or LPM which means liters per minute. This is the information you need to determine how fast the air compressor that you choose should provide air for your tool for them to work effectively.

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