What Is An Air Compressor and Why You Need One

If you are new to the DIY world, then you are going to come across machinery and items that you have no idea what they are or why you would ever need one. One of those things is an air compressor. There are so many awesome things that you can do with these tools that once you get one you will never want to be without one again. So now let’s take a look at what they are and what you are going to do with it.

What is an air compressor?

An air compressor is exactly what it sounds like. It is a piece of machinery that creates pressure and then blows air out of a tube. If you have ever aired your tyre up at a gas station, then you have used an air compressor. There are many different sizes to accommodate many different uses.

How do you use an air compressor?

There are a couple of different types. There are pumps like you would use to air up a bike tyre. Then there are larger ones that need to be plugged in. You would attach a hose that comes from one end of the air compressor to the intake valve of the tool or item that you wish to push air through. On most larger models, once you have the nozzle attached, users simply press down on the handle to control the air. Different devices will have directions on how to control the air.

Why do you need one?

Air compressors are nice to have around for blowing up inflatables, airing up tyres, and for attaching to power tools. For example, if you want to build something, then you could attach one to the other end of a nail gun and get the project done in half the time. They can also attach to paint guns which will make the paint spray out in an even spray to provide you with an even coat of paint without having to do each stroke.

There are so many possibilities that are open when you have an air compressor. From car repairs to home repairs, you will find that you use your air compressor far more than you expected to. Who knows, having an air compressor around may even give you the courage you need to tackle that DIY list.

Where do you get one?

You can buy your air compressor at any home improvement store. They can be fairly expensive, but the price depends on the tank size, the amount of pressure you want, and other features that you may choose.

Of course, you don’t have to go out and buy one. You can always find an air compressor for hire NZ at just about any large machinery equipment place. You do need to take into consideration what your project is before you can decide what type and size of air compressor that you need.

Want to learn more about air compressor or are you looking to hire one? Contact your local tool hire branch today!