Air equipment tools use compressed air to achieve a variety of tasks...Show More
Air equipment tools use compressed air to achieve a variety of tasks. On construction and industrial worksites, air compressors are used to power pneumatic tools, such as drills and nail guns, and percussive tools, like jackhammers and paving breakers. Air equipment is also used by janitorial teams and companies specializing in water damage repair to clear out excess moisture.
Another typical application for air equipment tools is worksite cleanup. Air movers, for instance, are used by teams once they’re finished working in an area to blow away dirt and debris. Air equipment is also commonly used for agricultural and residential projects to supply power to tools, and for tasks like spray painting the siding of a home or barn, cleaning dirt and muck from vehicles, or even powering milking machines and water and septic pumps. Check out the FAQs below to learn more.
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The cost to rent an air compressor varies depending on size, location, availability, and the duration of your rental. For example, the rental cost can range from $120 to $650 per day, $325 to $1,700 per week, and from $759 to $3,700 per month.
Air compressors can power a variety of pneumatic and percussive tools. Some common ones include drills, jackhammers, impact wrenches, nail guns, grinders, sanders, and paint sprayers.
The size of the air compressor you need depends on your requirements. You choose air compressor sizes based on cubic feet per minute (CFM). Add up the CFM requirements of all the tools you’ll be using at the same time and pick a compressor that has a capacity 10% to 20% above that amount. You should also make sure the air compressor has a sufficient pounds per square inch, or PSI, capacity for your tools.
If you’re looking for a diesel-powered air compressor, consider how big the fuel tank is so that the machine’s runtime will be long enough for you to use.
CFM and PSI measure volume and pressure, respectively. Both affect how an air compressor runs and determine if it can properly power your devices. You need enough volume of air (CFM) to power your tools, and enough pressure (PSI) to provide the air power or force for the task you need, like driving a nail. If you choose an air compressor with insufficient CFM or PSI for the tools you’re using, it won’t be able to power them properly for the tasks those tools perform.