If you’re using air tools, a good air compressor is often vital. Sanders, air screwdrivers, and various other tools can all use air compressors to operate. These tools, in turn, make work easier around the home and job site.
While battery-operated tools have become more popular in recent years, air compressors are still useful for many things.
So how does compressed air work and where does an air compressor come in? An air compressor will pull air from the environment and push it into a tank. The compressor pushes a lot of air into a small space, creating high pressure. This high pressured air can then be used to power a variety of tools.
Once the air is compressed, you can use valves to control the outflow of air. Higher pressures may correspond with more speed or power. However, higher pressures may drain your air tank supplies and the air compressor itself.
Air compressors also have a lot of parts, including engines, belts, and more. If the belt wears out or the engine is not properly oiled, it could create a lot of problems. Still, air compressor units are great tools and can be useful for a wide variety of applications.