What is the best air compressor for your nailers? There is a lot of jargon–CFM, gallons, PSI. We cut through the crap and picked what The Handyguys feel is the best air compressor for an average handyguy or gal.
Best Air Compressor
The Makita MAC700 is lightweight, quiet and will handle most nailing jobs an average homeowner will ever do. The Makita is simple to operate and the oil lube compressor makes the machine quieter. There’s also a read out for oil, and when the compressor is out of air, it refills quickly. For most projects, it kicks in more frequently than a big compressor. Handyguy Paul has used this compressor with different 2 framing nailers and the compressor pumped air every 6 nails. The Makita is a great compressor for home projects as it’s easy to handle but still gets the job done.
You can grab one for about $200 on Amazon and get free shipping too.
Need a nailgun too? Check out this post on selecting a pneumatic nailer.