If you’re a crafty person or self-proclaimed repairman, an air compressor can be a great addition to your arsenal of tools. This piece of equipment, paired with pneumatic tools can help you save a lot of time as you will be able to complete functions like spraying, nailing, hammering and sanding so much faster.
Furthermore, when you have a compressor to help you perform tasks that would otherwise be physically demanding, it prevents any soreness, stress or fatigue that could otherwise happen when manually performing all the scrubbing, striking and pressing movements. But the best of all is that when you use a compressor with suitable tools, you are able to give your work the professional finish it needs in order to be functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Here is how people usually use their air compressors around their houses.
For Carpentry, Crafts and Building Things
When it comes to installing a wood fencing, roof decking, sub-floors, building a tree house and more, there is nothing like a nail gun to get the job done. But in order to use a nail gun, you need an air compressor. You can find a range of affordable air compressors ranging from $300 to $600.
For Spray Painting
With a spray gun connected to an air compressor, painting furniture, cabinets and smaller fine painting projects become a breeze. Of course, you can always use a brush to get these jobs done, if you have enough time to dedicate to such projects.
For Auto Repairs
Do you want to avoid paying your mechanic’s large bill, and do your own auto repair? Very often, performing smaller tasks such as changing a fuel filter, installing a new PCV valve, or doing a tune-up, can be easy even for the average car owner who has skills and the will to do it.
In addition to the uses mentioned above, there are many other air tools that can be used with compressors to get a range of tasks around the house done. For example, you can use your air compressor to clean all the dust from your garage, or to customize your child’s bike colour, or to upgrade the look of your living room with new baseboards or crown moldings.
Once you buy your air compressor, make sure you take some time to learn how to use it – what the different parts are used for and how to set up it. Read the owners manual or search videos online for tips on the best way to manage your compressor.