Buying New Equipment
Buying New Equipment? Questions to Consider
Need a little help in choosing your new compressed air equipment? Find it here.
Which air compressor do I need?
The most critical element in choosing the right air compressor is its CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is a measure of the flow of air generated by your compressor. Each compressor will generate a different CFM and each air tool you plan to power with the compressor will require a different CFM.
Generally speaking (and we’ll explore the effect of pressure in a moment) you want to choose an air compressor with a CFM that is a little higher than that required by your air tool.