Any homeowner active in his or her household duties will, at one time or another, find a need for an air compressor. Ingersoll Rand air compressors lead the pack both for residential and commercial needs.
Ingersoll Rand air compressors work like most other compressors, they generally are used with one or more than one attachments which connect to an air tube. Common attachments include a nail gun, which will apply your nails without a hammer, and a blo-gun, which is used for blowing away dust or dirt from a variety of household products.
Other tool attachments for your Ingersoll Rand air compressor might be a spray gun, an air ratchet wrench, and an air stapler. Basic air compressors for household uses can be purchased in any home improvement store.
When you think about purchasing an Ingersoll Rand or other air compressor, you have to consider your usage needs to figure how much compressor you need. If you look in a tool catalog, many air powered tool descriptions will also include information about how much air you need and at what pressure the air should be.
To figure out how much air you need, add up all the CFM requirements of the tools you will use at the same time. If you’re only going to use one tool at at a time, just figure the largest CFM of that one tool.
If you’re going to be using automotive tools like wrenches, sanders or grinders, you’ll need an Ingersoll Rand air compressor pressure of about 100 psi. Other household tools, however, need much less psi to operate. Staplers and nailers, for example, require less psi, and paints guns need even less. If you’ll be using your air compressor specifically for painting, check into a lightweight air compressor with a psi of 40 or so. Otherwise, a compressor with 100 psi should suffice for most household jobs.
Ingersoll Rand air compressors can be purchased in a variety of sizes depending on your needs. Something like the model DD2T2 with 40 psi is a hand-held model that features a 2 HP single phase motor and a 4.5 gallon canister will work well for those paint jobs. Unlike the industry-standard air compressors that are more powerful and expensive, this lightweight, hand-held model will run you around $300.