Your air compressor can be an extremely valuable and versatile tool in your arsenal if you get the proper accessories to expand its capabilities. While most air compressors will come with at least one or two attachments that will improve the unit’s efficiency, there are plenty of other available add-ons that will help you improve the power and efficiency of your air compressor while enabling you to complete a wider range of tasks.
Here’s a quick overview of some of the air compressor accessories you should look into at your Wisconsin compressor shop:
- Hose: While most compressors will come with a hose, you can purchase another one if you wish if the quality of the original is not sufficient for your needs, or if you want a different type of hose. You can find recoil hoses, which feature small bends throughout the length to easily retract for storage, or retractable hoses, which have a straight design and should be rolled up like a spool of thread or a garden hose.
- Hose reels: Poor storage results in the hose becoming unusable, so it’s important to get a hose reel to keep your compressor hoses in good condition when they’re not in use. Otherwise, it’s easy for the hose to develop kinks or damage.
- Lubricants: Some air compressors need to be regularly lubricated, in which case they will likely come with a bottle of oil for refills. Make sure you stock up on extra oil so you don’t find yourself in a situation where you need to lubricate your compressor but don’t have any on hand.
- Adapters and fittings: If you have a range of air tools with which you want to use your air compressor, you’ll need all of the proper adapters and fittings to actually use them and attach your accessories. Some air compressors in Wisconsin come with kits that contain various connectors, but it’s important to make sure you have the exact adapters you need for every device you’ll be using with the compressor.
- Roll cage: Roll cages are structures designed to protect the compressor from getting punctured or bruised. Many of the available models on the market feature such a cage, but if your compressor does not, you can purchase one to give it some added durability. Search specifically for frames with wide, flat structures that will prevent the compressor from flipping over.
- Air regulators: Not every air tool you use will require full power from your compressor. An air regulator helps you reduce the level of pressure so you can meet the requirements of the tools you’re using. This will help you run the tool smoothly and give your compressor a longer lifespan, because it won’t have to provide full power every time it operates.
These are just a few examples of some of the most commonly used and important air compressor accessories you should consider adding to your arsenal in Wisconsin. To learn more about air compressor accessories and how to choose them, we encourage you to contact the team at Wenniger Compressor Co. today.