Watch this video for a complete beginner guide on how to set up and use an air compressor and air tools.  We show you, step-by-step, everything you need to know to successfully use an air compressor.  An air compressor is a very handy tool to have because it can be used with a wide variety of air (pneumatic) tools, such as nailers, blow tools, paint sprayers, and more!  We provide:

  • A complete overview to the air compressor, including how an air compressor works,  its various parts, what each gauge means and how it works, and the safety features of an air compressor.
  • Step-by-step visual guide on how to set up your hose line, all about the fittings, such as couplers, plugs and adapters, how to put them together, and how to attach the line to the air compressor itself.
  • How to operate the air compressor, including how to turn it on and shut it off, how to attach a variety of air tools to it, and how to use those air tools, including the safety considerations you should take when using an air compressor and air or pneumatic tools.

An air compressor is an easy tool to use if you follow these steps, and what’s more, it is a GREAT tool to have. The tools that are used with it, such as framing nailers and paint sprayers, are incredibly handy for anyone who likes to DIY their own home improvement tasks!

by See Jane Drill, Copyright 2014