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The best air compressor for your nailers

by The Handyguys

in Tools, Video Podcasts

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 2 framing nailers connected 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.

Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor

You can grab one for about $200 on Amazon and get free shipping too.

Need a nailgun too? Check out this post  Selecting a pneumatic nailer. 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

AirToolGuy December 29, 2014 at 2:11 am

Thanks for summing it up nicely in the video. Very informative 🙂


Vuhoi April 23, 2015 at 3:13 am

I’m think air compressor Makita MAC700 a good product.
It is a useful information for those who need to use it.
Thank you,


CAPS May 5, 2015 at 1:01 am

Thanks for sharing the useful video on this product! This product seems useful to perform nailing jobs easily and efficiently.


Chris July 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm

I am going to new air compressor. This compressor is very noise, my wife angry about this. I want to buy compressor vary less than 60db. Do you have a lot of experience, give me your opinions?


The Handyguys July 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm

This compressor is one of the quietest I have ever heard.


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