Either small or industrial air compressor accessories upon purchase but some don’t. If the need for other accessories arises, these can be easily bought in local hardware shops or online stores. Here are some of the most useful accessories that are commonly used in different types of industrial and household projects.
Hose. This is the most basic accessories that is always almost present upon purchase of an air compressor. The hose is the medium between the air compressors while the tool is attached on the other end. This is where the air passes through before exiting to the intended tool. In order to achieve the right power output and to ensure that the air pressure on the compressor is continuous, one must use a hose that is durable enough withstand wear. The hose must be replaced immediately in case of the following: holes, premature damage because of the environment and damage because of years of use.
Hose Reels. This is important if you have a very long hose attached to the air compressor. This way you can easily store the hose and it helps avoid any damage because of improper storing. There are many types of hose reels and some of them have handles and wheels for easy transport. Air compressors that are used in industrial sites employ the use of hose reels that are attached on the wall. Spring assembly is also available in some hose reels for options of locking the hose at some length. There are also automatic hose reels that can wind up hoses with just one touch of a button.
Tools. These are the air tools that are attached on the hose. The most important thing to remember when buying tools is that it must be compatible with the air compressor. The power of the compressor should much the needed power of the tool in order to operate.
Drills. With the help of an air compressor, drilling holes can be done much easier. There is various types of drills available with different bits and grips depending on the specific application.
Filter. Last but not the least is the filter. It is very useful in making sure that the air being compressed is clean and free from foreign particles. Clogged filter is not advisable as it can push the motor to work harder and might damage the air compressor.