Graphical Construction Glossary >> Tools. >> Power Tools >> Electric Air Compressor
Electric compressors range from very large 3 phase stationary machines that are permanently installed in a factory or workshop to drive dozens of air operated machines to the tiny mini-compressor seen below that is used by hobbyists.
Above is a larger size compressor that is the type used to take on construction sites by many building trades. I had one just like this for many years. It is just about as big as you can go and still be able to use single phase power. It will drive a large nailgun, a standard spray painting gun and other similar tools.
For an on-site team that wants to use a few air tools at the same time then a better option is to go for a larger capacity petrol engine powered compressor.
Small 12volt compressors are often found in recreational vehicles for the odd emergency tyre repairs.
So if you are looking for air tools, study the specifications and the manufacture's guidelines of the tools. Then pick a compressor that will comfortably run the largest of them.
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