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Top 10 Best Job Site Air Compressors
for October 2022

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Stealth Ultra Quiet Air Compressor, 64 Decibel 4.5 Gallon Peak 1.3 HP Max 150 PSI, Oil-Free Air Pump, 3 CFM @ 90 PSI Portable Air Compressor W/Wheel for Garage, Workshop, Jobsite

Stealth Ultra Quiet Air Compressor

by STEALTH
What We like

This quiet, powerful and portable compressor is ideal for a heavy-duty job at home or at the garage. It doesn't emit much noise, either, so use it in the bedroom without disturbing your partner.

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Stealth 12 Gallon Ultra Quiet Air Compressor, 1.5 Horsepower Oil Free Max 150 PSI, 68 Decibel Air Pump, 4 CFM @ 90 PSI, Long Life Electric Air Compressor for Garage, Workshop, Jobsite

Stealth 12 Gallon Ultra Quiet Air Compressor

by STEALTH
What We like

This small and quiet 12 gallon portable air tank has a useful 150 psi pressure rating which means it will easily run for larger pneumatic tools, such as 18" finishing nailers, and 1 1/4" finish nails. It has two 10" air hose adapters, so you can hook up a 10" or 12" air hose to the compressor. It uses 110v power.
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Makita MAC210Q Quiet Series, 1 HP, 2 Gallon, Oil-Free, Electric Air Compressor

Makita MAC210Q Quiet Series

by Makita
What We like

The Makita MAC210Q Quiet Series 1 hp, 2 gallon, oil-free, electric air compressor is the best at inflating tires, and the roll cage provides extra protection.

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Makita MAC100Q Quiet Series, 1/2 HP, 1 Gallon Compact, Oil-Free, Electric Air Compressor

Makita MAC100Q Quiet Series

by Makita
What We like

Among our cheapest picks, this Makita electric air compressor, although not as good as the more expensive units we tested, wasn't bad at all. It contains an energy-efficient 1/2-horsepower electric motor and an oil-free piston pump that runs at a lower RPM to avoid undue wear on the moving parts, resulting in longer motor and pump life. The roll-cage construction provides protection to withstand a variety of job-site, transporting, and storage environments.

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Metabo HPT

Metabo HPT "THE TANK" Pancake Air Compressor

by Koki Holdings America, Ltd
What We like

The Metabo HPT is the most powerful and economical compressor we tested, and proved virtually indestructible. It's heavier than traditional pancake compressors, but it provides more air per charge than competitive models.

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BOSTITCH Air Compressor Kit, Oil-Free, 6 Gallon, 150 PSI (BTFP02012-WPK)

BOSTITCH Air Compressor Kit

by Bostitch
What We like

The air compressor kit from BOSTITCH operates with low decibels, and with no need for a noisy, oil-soaked compressor, it's a great choice for a home office or workshop.

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California Air Tools 10020AC Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 2.0 Hp, 10.0 Gal. Aluminum Tank Air Compressor

California Air Tools 10020AC Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 2.0 Hp

by California Air Tools
What We like

This 10-gallon air compressor provides a lot of power for industrial applications, like filling vehicles and tires. We had no trouble filling up a 17.5-inch air compressor tire in about 10 minutes, and the noise level was much quieter than competing models.

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CRAFTSMAN Air Compressor, 20 Gallon, 1.8 HP, Oil-Free Air Tools, Max 175 PSI Pressure, 2 Quick Coupler, Long Lifecycle Low Noise, Model: CMXECXA0232043, Red

CRAFTSMAN Air Compressor

by Craftsman
What We like

This 20-gallon air compressor from Craftsman is compact, and lacks a pressure gauge and hoses, but it delivers powerful airflow when needed. But expect to refill frequently.

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Craftsman Air Compressor, 3 Gallon 1.5 HP Max 155 Psi Pressure Oil-Free Portable, Red- CMXECXA0200341

Craftsman Air Compressor

by Craftsman
What We like

This gas-powered air compressor is ideal for home projects, and it's a lot easier to move around than electric compressors.

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GX CS3 PCP Air Compressor, Auto-Stop,Oil-Free, Built-in Water-Oil Separator Filter, Powered by Car 12V DC or Home 110V AC w/Converter,4500Psi/30Mpa,Paintball/Scuba Tank Compressor Pump

GX pump GX CS3 PCP Air Compressor

by Ankul
What We like

This must-have air compressor features an oil-free design, an automatic shut-off when it's full, a built-in water-oil separator filter, and a built-in fan for cooling. Its 4500 psi/30 mpa output is ideal for paint-balling, airsoft, and much more.

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