Air Compressor Articles and Resources

What is an Air Compressor?

An air compressor is a machine that transforms energy- either in the form of electricity, gas, or diesel, into compressed air. 

These remarkable devices are extremely useful and can be used to operate a number of tools, such as nail guns, paint sprayers, or air wrenches, to name a few.

To help you learn more, we have organized our library of content according to your intent or goal. Regardless of what you're interested in, the Tool Tango team has you covered.

Read Before Buying

Before you buy an air compressor, we recommend taking a moment to learn about their basics. 

There's more that meets the eye and because of that, we have outlined a few essential articles you may find helpful. 

Below are a few other guides. These informational resources may not seem worth reading now, but while shopping, we guarantee you'll encounter a lot of this lingo.   

Informational Guides

Air Compressor Brands

There are a number of companies making air compressors, but do you know which is the best? 

To help you learn about a few well-known brands, we have created some round-up guides to discuss their top products, as well as some great background info.  

While Husky and Bostitch stand out a bit in our opinion, that doesn't mean the others below aren't worth highlighting.

Here are a few others worth noting. 

Brand Guides

Guides by Type or Size

Depending on your project, air compressors are not a 'one size fits all'. The last thing you want is to purchase a tank that's too small (or too big) for your needs. 

Be sure to review some of our articles here that round-up the year's best models, by size or type. 


We figured you might be curious about something more specific, so our team did a deep-dive into a few sought after models.  

Articles by Size

Articles by Type

Air Compressor Essentials 

After you've put your new air compressor to the test, it's time to think about a few basic add-ons. Here, we have outlined some of the most common essentials people typically seek out after buying. 


Don't worry- we have more than just an article about air hoses. Below are some other items you might find useful. 


Air Compressor Essentials:

Other Popular Articles

If you've made it this far, chances are you're of the few who's looking for something a bit more unique. 

Here are some other popular articles about air compressors that we have categorized as "fan favorites". 

Budget-friendly Buyer Guides

Articles by Specific Uses

Good Reads

Thanks for Reading

Thanks for taking a moment to read through our air compressor library. 

If you would like to reach out and suggest a topic, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our content and would greatly appreciate your message.