What to look for when getting a vertical air compressor

An air compressor is a tool that we all have at home and if you don’t have one, believe me, you will need it at some point. They come in different designs vertical and horizontal. Some are oil-free while others are oiled. All this are factors that you will need to know about compressors before you decide to get one, either for your garage at home or for other types of work at your home.

An air compressor uses a piston to draw air. Afterwards, the air is then compacted into a storage tank. This basically means that the whole time the pistons are usually in play. In general basic knowledge, this piston need lubrication for easier movement and also to prevent them from damaging.

The difference between an oiled air compressor and oil-free air compressor is that an oil-free air compressor uses the Teflon technology. This is pre-lubricated cylinders. The coating also does help in the safeguarding of your pump. This kind of compressors doesn’t really need any oiling.
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Oil Lubricated for Air Compressors


Air compressors are used to store pressurized air which is obtained by converting the power obtained from a gasoline engine, diesel,etc.. into potential energy. There are different ways in which the air compression can be done. The air compressor gets turned off if the pressure inside the tank exceeds the desired limit. The kinetic energy of the stored air is used for a lot of applications like supplying high-pressure clean air for filling gas cylinders. This can be done by releasing the clean air via a small nozzle.

Air compressor pumps come in two types: oil Lubricated and oil-less.The oil lubricated air compressors last for more time, less loud, cheaper as compared to oil-less pumps. These pumps provide equally good air quality compared to the oil-less systems. This article will guide you on how to choose an oil Lubricated for Air compressor and also a suitable Air compressor.


Things to consider before choosing an Oil Lubricated for Air compressor:

  • The oil used for lubrication should be of a high quality such that the piston chamber which compresses the air moves efficiently. There are different varieties of oil which come with different levels of viscosity and fluidity. Thus, always choose the oil that is recommended for your machine.
  • The frequent up and down movement of the piston generates a lot of heat and tension inside the tank which cannot dissipate anywhere because of the tight containers.Hence, it is important to choose the oil which is able to remove the heat that is generated from the compression. It is really important as overheating could destroy the machine or the vehicle in which the compressor is being used.
  • The oil should last longer(say, for at least a few months) before needing replacement. Certain oils lose their fluidity and sometimes get stuck between the chambers thus increasing the friction between the layers or the parts in the compressor.
  • The oil being used should act like a sealant which prevents any flow of external air and also should not allow any of the internal air to leak out. Since the air leaks out at very high pressure and is also really hot, it could lead to serious injuries or destruction.
  • The oil lubricated for air compressor should not corrode the layer which is in contact with it. 

What Air compressor to choose?

Always choose air compressors which are easily portable. So, find the ones which have small storage tanks and is also attached to wheels and handles that helps in faster movement across different areas. Prefer compact air compressors compared to the traditional/stationary models which weigh too much, occupy a lot of space and are also difficult to maintain.


Take some time to choose the style of the compressor. They come in the following styles:

  • Pancake: These compressors come with a round and highly flat storage tanks that are mounted at the bottom. This design is proven to add more stability to the machine and also occupies very minimal space.
  • Hot Dog: They have a single cylindrical tank with a horizontal design.
  • Twin-Stack: These are one of the high-end compressors having two cylindrical tanks. This stacked design allows more air capacity to the compressor thereby saving more floor space.
  • Wheelbarrow: This compressor has twin cylindrical tanks and is attached to a handle and a wheel that allows easy mobility.

A word of caution:

It is a good practice to always follow the product manufacturer’s instructions while using/buying an air compressor to ensure safety.


Central Pneumatic 21 Gallon 125 psi Air Compressor

Tools make tinkering a whole lot easier. I can’t even imagine a world without them. Just think about it – how long will building a house take? Even a small room would take forever to build without the right equipment. And let’s not even get started on cars. Tools are life changers –
enough said.

With recent innovations, life went from moderately easy to a piece of cake. Tools, as they are, are already very handy. With the introduction of air powered tools, a whole new era opened up for construction industries – and even more so for home improvement junkies.

So How Do Air Tools Work?

I think you already know the answer to this question by simply looking at the name. Air Tools are powered by pressurized air, giving your usual everyday tools amped up speed and power to accomplish more tasks in less time. It is one of the most convenient evolutions in the realm of tools and machinery. From minor repairs to more major ones, you’d be surprised at what you can do by yourself – with just step by step manuals!

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Air Compressor for Industrial use

Industrial air compressors are different from the standard air compressors used at homes. If you are not familiar with the capability and capacity of an industrial air compressor, using then in the Industry will be very difficult.


This is a case were “Size truly does matter”. Why? Well, Industrial air compressors are considerably bigger than the ones used at home, the tank which receives the air is bigger, in order to increase the capacity. Also, in order to provide a greater power, the engine is too considerably bigger than the standard air compressors. These two factors allow the industrial air compressor to run much longer at full power.

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