An air compressor is an essential tool for any garage. What you may not know is that it has uses that go far beyond pumping your car tires. Here are five unique ways you can use your air compressor.
A Guide to Unique Ways to Use Your Air Compressor
1. Use with a Paint Sprayer
For big jobs, brushing and rolling paint is not only inconvenient but can leave roller marks and paintbrush lines. You can achieve a fast and smooth paint job by using your air compressor and a paint sprayer. Look at your paint sprayer’s manual to find the optimal psi for your air compressor.
2. For Air Sanding
While electric sanders seem to be the most common, they can heat up if used for a prolonged period. Air sanding is an excellent alternative if you’re working on a complicated job. Hook your air sander up to your air compressor, and you’ll be ready to get to work.
3. Clean Up Messes in the Garage
Air compressors are great for cleaning dirt and dust off of small parts and hard to reach places. After a long day of woodworking in the garage, you can use your air compressor to blow sawdust in a pile. If you’re working on an engine, you can use your air compressor to clean up parts. The possibilities for cleaning with an air compressor are limitless. When using your air compressor to clean, set the pressure at 30 psi or less, and wear safety goggles to protect your eyes.
4. Pump Bicycle Tires
Air compressors are usually thought of for car tires but work just as well for bicycle tires. If you’re looking to ditch the handheld bicycle tire pump, an air compressor will get the job done much quicker.
5. Deflated Kids Toys
It’s no secret – kids can be impatient. Luckily, if you have an air compressor, there’s no need to huff and puff on their pool floats. You can use an inflation needle to pump up their pool toys in a matter of minutes. You can also use an inflation needle to pump up deflated basketballs and footballs.
If you need a new air compressor, replacement parts or accessories, contact the team at Industrial Compressor Supplies. Located in Maryland Heights, MO, they have more than 25 years selling and servicing air compressors. They carry replacement parts for all the top brands and can ship anywhere in the United States. Visit their website to place an order or contact them at (877) 426-3131 today with any questions.
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