13 Best Stationary Air Compressors

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Stationary Air Compressors in 2020


Porter Cable PXCMLC3706056 60-Gallon Single Stage Stationary Air Compressor

Porter Cable PXCMLC3706056 60-Gallon Single Stage Stationary Air Compressor
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 13.4 CFM at 40 psi and 11.5 CFM at 90 psi
  • 3.7 running horsepower
  • Shipped with synthetic oil for optimum performance and long life
  • Equipped with pressure gauge and on/off switch
  • Supported by our Toll Free Customer Help Line

Professional Woodworker 9526 4 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor

Professional Woodworker 9526 4 Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 15 AMP
  • 1.5 HP - 1720 RPM
  • 4.2 CFM @ 90PSI
  • High efficiency, cold start twin capicitor induction motor with thermal overload protection
  • Air regulator and quick coupler

California Air Tools 10020CAD Ultra Quiet, Oil-Free and Powerful 2 Hp Air Compressor with Auto Drain Valve

California Air Tools 10020CAD Ultra Quiet, Oil-Free and Powerful 2 Hp Air Compressor with Auto Drain Valve
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Air Compressor, 1 Gallon, Pancake, Oilless Pump, 110 PSI w/ Recoil Air Hose & Inflation Kit (Campbell Hausfeld FP2028)

Air Compressor, 1 Gallon, Pancake, Oilless Pump, 110 PSI w/ Recoil Air Hose & Inflation Kit (Campbell Hausfeld FP2028)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Operates on 120-volt household current. 110 Max PSI, 0.36 CFM @ 90 PSI to tackle your DIY needs (Regulator kit available - part number CV223900AJ)
  • A conveniently placed gauge allows at-a-glance air-pressure monitoring. Oilless pump means maintenance-free ownership for a longer lasting unit
  • Includes 25-foot recoil hose, needle, needle adapter, 2 inflator nozzles, air chuck, plus on-board storage to keep all the accessories organized
  • Lightweight pancake design (under 13 pounds) and sturdy handle makes it easy and comfortable to carry
  • Ideal for inflation, brad nailing, stapling and air brushing applications. Finish your projects faster and easier with Campbell Hausfeld - The Air Power Expert

California Air Tools 8010DSPC Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free 1.0 HP 8.0 Gallon Steel Tank Air Compressor with Air Dryer in Sound Proof Cabinet

California Air Tools 8010DSPC Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free 1.0 HP 8.0 Gallon Steel Tank Air Compressor with Air Dryer in Sound Proof Cabinet
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

DeWalt DXCMLA3706056 60-Gallon Stationary Air Compressor

DeWalt DXCMLA3706056 60-Gallon Stationary Air Compressor
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 13.4 CFM at 40 psi and 11.5 CFM at 90 psi with 1.9 RHP
  • Large capacity, 60 gallon ASME air receiver provides more air for longer run times on air tools such as ratchets, impacts, spray guns, hammers, etc.
  • Shipped with synthetic oil for optimum performance and long life
  • Equipped with pressure gauge and on/off switch
  • Supported by our Toll Free Customer Help Line

DeWalt DXCMLA4708065 80-Gallon Stationary Air Compressor

DeWalt DXCMLA4708065 80-Gallon Stationary Air Compressor
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 16.1 CFM at 40 psi and 14.0 CFM at 90 psi with 4.7 RHP
  • 155 PSI max pressure for optimum tool performance
  • Integrated control panel includes pressure gauges, airflow regulator, quick connect air outlets and pressure relief valve
  • Full metal belt guard
  • Shipped with synthetic oil for optimum performance and long life

Puma Industries PK-6060V Air Compressor, Professional/Commercial Single Stage Belt Drive Series, 3 hp Running, 135 Maximum psi, 230/1V/Phase, 60 gal, 305 lb.

Puma Industries PK-6060V Air Compressor, Professional/Commercial Single Stage Belt Drive Series, 3 hp Running, 135 Maximum psi, 230/1V/Phase, 60 gal, 305 lb.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Oil lubricated, single stage cast iron pump
  • Portable units feature built-in pressure regulator and quick coupler for pressure control of outlet air
  • 1/2" outlet ball valve and 1/4" drain ball valve on 60 gallon vertical tank
  • Single Phase induction motors with overload protection
  • Steel wheels with ball bearing and no flat tires for best mobility

California Air Tools 6010LFC 1.0 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Industrial Air Compressor, 6.0-Gallon

California Air Tools 6010LFC 1.0 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Industrial Air Compressor, 6.0-Gallon
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Ultra Quiet - Only 60 decibels
  • Oil-Free Pump - Cleaner air for better tool operation; Less Maintenance and Costs; Use in Cold Temperatures.
  • 4.00 CFM at 40 PSI & 3.00 CFM at 90 PSI; Max 125 PSI
  • The MP100LF motor/pump is tested for a minimum life of 4000 hours before wear; At least 30% longer than other brands
  • 110V 60 Hz - 7.6 Amps - 6.0 Gal; Steel Tank 54 lbs.

Industrial Air ILA4546065 60-Gallon Hi-Flo Single Stage Cast Iron Three Cylinder Air Compressor

Industrial Air ILA4546065 60-Gallon Hi-Flo Single Stage Cast Iron Three Cylinder Air Compressor
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • cast iron, three cyclinder, oil lubricated pump
  • one-piece cast iron crankcase and 12 inch caast iron crankcase
  • 240 volt heavy duty induction motor
  • splash type lubrication
  • equipped with pressure gauge and on/off switch

SS3L3 3 HP 60 Gallon Single Stage Air Compressor (230V, Single Phase)

SS3L3 3 HP 60 Gallon Single Stage Air Compressor (230V, Single Phase)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Long-Life: Durable cast iron construction, long-lasting extended pump life designed for over 5,000 hours of trouble-free use
  • Maximum Power and Flexibilty: 100% continuous duty, high pressure operation up to 135 psig and a 60 gallon vertical ASME receiver tank provide plenty of punch for the most demanding applications
  • Easy Operation: Automatic start/stop pressure switch control, fully assembled and pre-wired delivery, easy to change filter, oil sight gauge and easy to fill oil port simplify operation and maintenance
  • Advanced Safety Features: Manual thermal overload protection of the motor and a totally enclosed belt guard provide constant protection
  • Reliable Operation: All Season Select synthetic lubricant increases efficiency; with 2,000 hours of service between changeouts, it performs four times longer than petroleum-based lubricants

Porter Cable PXCMLA4708065 80-Gallon Single Stage Stationary Air Compressor

Porter Cable PXCMLA4708065 80-Gallon Single Stage Stationary Air Compressor
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • 16.1 CFM at 40 psi and 14.0 CFM at 90 psi with 4.7 RHP
  • Includes pressure switch and tank pressure gauge
  • Large capacity, 80-gallon ASME air receiver provides more air for longer run times on air tools such as ratchets, impacts, spray guns, hammers, etc.
  • Full metal belt guard
  • Shipped with synthetic oil for optimum performance and long life

California Air Tools 10020SPC Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 2.0 hp Steel Tank Air Compressor in Sound Proof Cabinet, 10 gal, White

California Air Tools 10020SPC Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 2.0 hp Steel Tank Air Compressor in Sound Proof Cabinet, 10 gal, White
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Ultra Quiet only 58 Decibels
  • Oil-Free Pump for Less Maintenance & Costs
  • Powerful 2.0 HP (Rated / Running)
  • 6.40 CFM at 40 PSI - 5.30 CFM at 90 PSI
  • Maximum Pressure - 150 PSI

Building Managment Systems: The Next Generation of Green Technology

BMS (building management systems) are not something that is all that new. Controls have been used since the late 1960's with large pneumatic air compressors to open hot water valves that supply heat.

Now facilities like schools, hospitals, military bases have all but switched all of their temperature controls to BAS (building automation systems). These systems are computer programed controllers that react to reading of not just thermostats, but outdoor air sensors, pressure sensors, and water level sensors. These systems have saved state run facilities millions of dollars in energy costs and significantly decrease the carbon foot print of these facilities as well.

BMS are control systems that instead of just controlling the heating and cooling, they control work orders, payroll, lighting, garbage pick up, and maintenance tasks that would typically take a team of over 20 people just to organize this data. BMS does this virtually automatically and requires two people to run it: The head of maintenance and an IT technician.

Why Is This An Important Green Topic?

This is an extremely important green topic because it is in the plans of the DOE (Department of Energy) to implement some of the strategies in our homes with the new smart grid that is coming out. We will have the option, as homeowners to monitor and possibly control our homes heating, cooling and electrical systems in a more automated fashion than we ever have before. Yes. You can program your thermostat to specific settings, but it is something that many people only partially dig into. Lighting will be something that will be very easy to control under a BMS system. All the data will be right at your fingertips, from the implementation of new, energy saving strategies you have implemented compared to how much you actually saved, to carbon footprint data. This could revolutionize energy use as we know it.

What Is More Likely To Happen

Because this is being pushed through the system and is already being inter grated into large communities on a volunteer basis, the beginning use will have many bugs in the system, and the IT staff and repair technicians will be understaffed. There is also the likelihood of those that are not computer savvy not understanding the operating procedure.

In either case, BMS are great innovations that can make a huge environmental impact when implemented correctly. What remains to be seen is how this will be integrated with smart grid, if it will be integrated, and what the cost will be. These determining factors will determine the success or failure of this program option.

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