Any construction site you visit is going to be busy, and the sound of tools will be present. Often the tools used are hand tools and electric power tools, and while those are great, there are many tools that can add to the process that you air to power them. In many cases, they may save time and speed the construction process up. Along with the tools, you will need to have an air compressor on the site to power them. There are some options that can help you finish the project a little faster and move to the next job.
How Much Air Do You Need?
Before you can consider adding a compressor to your job site, you should take the time to decide what tools will use it. If you are going to run a few nailers for your framing crew but nothing else, you might be able to use a small to medium, high-efficiency compressor, but if you will be running chisels, saws, ratchets, nailers, and other tools from the compressor, a much larger unit is in order. Once you determine the size you need, you can get it on site and up and running.
Selecting a Power Source
If you are working on a job site that affords you plenty of electrical power, an electric compressor might be the perfect fit for your business. In some cases, you might be working in an area that does not have electricity available and would require you to run a generator to power the compressor unless you have a gas powered unit. They run the same way, they produce just as much compressed air, but instead of requiring electricity, they can stand alone with just the gas engine powering it.
Renting A Commercial Compressor For Large Jobs
There may be times when you need an air compressor on the job site that is larger than what you own. If you need to run a jackhammer or other large pneumatic tool, you may want to rent a large commercial compressor that is mounted on a trailer and is gasoline powered. A compressor like this will provide all the air you need and is still very portable. If you need a large compressor like this, contact your local equipment rental company to see if you have one you can get for a day or two. Some companies will deliver it to the site, but if you have a truck large enough, you can pick it up and tow it to your location when you are ready.
No matter what you use it for, compressed air can help you streamline your construction project. Whether you rent or buy a compressor, the uses for it and the tools available that will run off air are almost limitless.