Knowing how to work around electrical tools can be of great help, especially if you decided to work on some personal DIY projects around the house. And, apart from other tools and accessories, having an air compressor will always brighten your day and help you achieve success faster.

Air compressors are used for a great variety of jobs and are present almost anywhere these days – from your own basement to your neighbor’s garden, gas stations, workshops, etc. So what is it so great about air compressors? Most of these tools can be used to handle a wide variety of functions, ranging from simply inflating toys, mattresses, tires and pools to powering other tools like nail guns, spray guns, pressure washers, staplers, etc.

What is the key behind an air compressor?

The main advantage for people who love their personal projects is that they do not require a special engine or motor for each and every power supply tool they are using. Instead, they can use the air compressor to fuel a wide variety of tools, by converting electric energy into kinetic one and make them work. Obviously, this will work on small sized machines with fewer parts and less of a technology displayed.

How does an air compressor run?

If you want to learn how to start and use your air compressor, you will first need some simple supplies: some safety glasses, the air compressor machine, the manual instructions, oil, power tools and a good power supply. You don’t just have to plug in the machine and start using it, but follow some guidelines and safety tips first.

• Step 1. Assemble your air compressor specifically according to your manual instructions and installation instructions provided. Also, make sure to always run the compressor to the pressure specified in the manual and do not use a higher pressure. • Step 2. Connect the available hose to the valve and check the level of oil from the reservoir. Add oil only if necessary and the level is low. • Step 3. Plug in the air compressor into a grounded energy outlet and see if its own system relief valve is displayed and set properly. It is highly important to bear this in mind because the system’s relief valve will automatically open if the compressor is handled on a higher pressure than the machine can handle. This will prevent further system failure and injures. • Step 4. You will notice one button On/Off. Simply push the button and turn on the compressor and only after shut down the tank drain valve. • Step 5. Connect the power tool of your requirement to the compressor’s valve. This will allow you to safely function and handle all small dimension power tools and perform a wide series of actions, depending on your needs.

If you want to use the tool to inflate a tire or toys, simply connect the compressor’s hose to the valve of your requirement. Don’t forget to turn off correctly the compressor after you finished and then the hose and to also drain the water from the tank so that it will be fit to use the next time.