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Air Compressor Brands

Seeing as air compressors are becoming more popular and affordable to most people new brands are popping up all over the place, populating the already saturated market. My advice for you would be to stick with well-known brands and manufacturers which have a certain reputation, as well as positive reviews from home users and professionals alike. Here’s a quick guide on the best compressor brands currently on the market.

Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll RandIngersoll Rand is a multi-billion dollar company and one of the major air compressor brands. Apart from making some of the best air compressors out there, they also manufacture a whole array of power, electric and lifting tools.

Their range of high-quality compressors include anything from small, portable units to large, heavy duty, high-performance compressors used by contractors and other professionals. In addition to manufacturing reciprocating piston compressors, they also fabricate rotary screw compressors which are the tools of choice for professionals. If you are looking for quality industrial-grade compressors, Ingersoll Rand has plenty of models that might interest you.


MakitaMakita is one of the best-known brands of air compressor as well as electric and power tools in general. With nearly 100 hundred years of experience in designing and making advanced tools and motors, Makita is also one of the industry leaders not just when it comes to sales and market shares, but quality and innovations as well.

They have come up with numerous improvements for numerous power tools. They made their first compressor (the AC6001) in 1981. Their most popular model is the MAC700 which I have reviewed for you on my website. Their big bore compressors are able to power two framing guns simultaneously.

Campbell Hausfeld

Campbell HausfeldCampbell Hausfeld is an American based company which has been in business since 1836. They started off by selling farm equipment, but have since expanded their production to include air compressors as well. They offer anything from compact consumer compressors to heavy-duty units meant to be used by professionals.

They are well-known for their two-stage models and gas compressors which are often used on fleet service trucks. Campbell Hausfeld has their own line of power tools called the Tire and Lube Series which are perfect if you run a tire or car repair workshop. Their compressors are ideal for powering brad guns, staplers and air brushes.


Porter-CablePorter-Cable is one of the better known air compressor manufacturers that have been around since 1906. They started making compressors in 1914, and since then have grown into one of the largest power tool manufacturers in the entire world. What’s interesting about Porter-Cable is the fact they offer both factory-repaired and new compressors.

One of the company’s best-selling models is the Porter-Cable C2002-WK which I have reviewed here, and it’s easy to see why. It is small, light, and comes with a 13-piece accessory kit.


DeWaltFounded in 1924 by Raymond E. DeWalt, this company is regarded as one of the market leaders when it comes to the production of air compressors and power tools. They offer a wide range of compressors which differ in size, power, and tank styles. On my website, you can find two of their most popular models, the DWFP55126 and the DWFP55130. Incidentally, its parent company is Stanley Black & Decker.


Stanley-BostitchStanley-Bostitch is a company that manufactures a wide range of fastening tools, staplers, nailers, riveting tools, glue guns an air compressors. They have compressor models both for home and professional use.


SencoSenco is one of the companies that are easily identifiable among professionals thanks to their high-quality products. Their power and fastening tools feature innovative technology. Besides air compressors, Senco also manufactures staplers, fasteners and much more.

California Air Tools

California Air ToolsCalifornia Air Tools compressors employ the latest in technology and design solutions. They have come up with the best possible power tools which are durable, reliable and well-made. Another feature which sets California Air Tools compressors apart from competition is their ultra-quiet operation.

In Summary

There are plenty of other quality brands out there, but the ones I have written about on my website should be your starting point if you want to get a good, reliable and powerful compressor.

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