What are the best small air compressors?

Air compressors are essential tools for hobbyists and technicians. These machines let you use an airbrush or power your nail guns. We are creating a list of the best small air compressors that are great additions to garages or studios. Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree with our list.

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    #1Bostitch BTFP02012

    Bostitch BTFP02012

    The BTFP02012 compressor can deliver up to 150 Psi with its 6-gallon tank and will only produce 78.5 dBA of noise. The compact design and 29lb of weight make this compressor easy to store or carry.


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    Mark Reid
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "One of the small air compressors for nail guns. It delivers consistent amount of air to drive those nails onto the board and it does not take that long to recharge."
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    #2 AstroAI 767452943681

     AstroAI 767452943681

    AstroAI can deliver 100 PSI of air pressure to inflate your tires. The unit draws power from your car or vehicle's cigarette lighter. This unit also has an overheat protection that turns the machine off if it gets too hot.


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    Linda Zhong
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Astroai comes in handy when I need to apply a coat to my sculptures."
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    #3PORTER-CABLE C2002


    The PORTER-CABLE air compressor is only 34 pounds, which makes it portable enough to be carried around the house, garage, or studio. The unit can achieve up to 150 Psi of pressure and 2.6 SCFM at 90 Psi.


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    Scott Day
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "slightly heavy and big than other small compressors but my portercable does the job in keeping my tires inflated and cleaning my electronics."
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    #4FYLINA Portable Inflator

    FYLINA Portable Inflator

    The portable inflator from FYLINA can achieve an air flower of 35L per minute and has a heavy-duty LED light. The inflator weighs less than a kilogram and is small enough to fit most vehicle storage space.


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    Dylan Santos
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Using it on tires is a pain since the valve is small. Once it connects, it fills up my tire as quickly as advertised. "
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    #5Campbell Hausfeld FP209499AV

    Campbell Hausfeld FP209499AV

    The three-gallon air compressor from Campbell Hausfeld has a 0.36 CFM at 90 Psi rating and a maximum 110 Psi. The FP209499AV has a lightweight and compact design that makes it easy to transport and store.


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    Ryan Keller
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "my campbell does the job when it comes to blowing the dust off from my computer and airbrushing on canvas. but this is not the compressor for pumping tires. "
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    The TACKLIFE inflator has a cooling system that uses an L-shape duct to prevent the unit from overheating. It can deliver 35 Psi of air pressure within two minutes and a half on a 13" tire.


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    Kevin Ruiz
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Not as portable as I hoped since it has no handles to carry the machine. Still a dependable inflator and compressor though."
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    #7Oasser P6

    Oasser P6

    The P6 can deliver up to 2.5bar of air in just five minutes with its maximum pressure of 150PSI. This unit comes with a digital LCD screen that gives you the pressure gauge readout on your tires.


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    Peter Zhu
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "Some of the attachments can break if not handled easily. Apart from that, the P6 has no problem with keeping the pressure up with my tires. "
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    #8Oasser P1S

    Oasser P1S

    The P1S compressor has a built-in 2000mAh that powers the air compressor and LED light. This machine can achieve 120 Psi pressure and comes with three attachment for different applications.


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    Megan Brooks
    Written on June 7, 2019
    "first off, its amazing that this power bank size compressor is easy to carry in my bag so I can use it at home and at the office. It really work great as few portable air compressors without the wires. On the downside, it takes a long time for this thing to charge."


Best What are the best small air compressors
1Bostitch BTFP02012Electronics 20 Paid
2 AstroAI 767452943681Electronics 13 Paid
3PORTER-CABLE C2002Electronics 6 Paid
4FYLINA Portable InflatorElectronics 4 Paid
5Campbell Hausfeld FP209499AVElectronics 3 Paid
6TACKLIFE ACP1BElectronics 2 Paid
7Oasser P6Electronics 2 Paid
8Oasser P1SElectronics 1 Paid

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