July 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Air Compressor Reviews

At Pro Tool Reviews our Pros have done countless air compressor reviews on the job site. We make sure to review tools in that environment so we can convey real-world results. Our air compressor reviews include both gas and electric models, and we review them with the appropriate pneumatic air tools. We want to test tools in the context the manufacturers intended. Air Compressor Reviews in the Field You might need an air compressor for a framing nailer or finish nailer. You could be a mechanic in need of a high capacity model for your automotive tools. We provide reviews of all model types. From Emglo to DeWalt, Bosch, and others, we review our compressors on the jobsite. It helps us know these tools can hold up for you as well as they did for us. Whether your interest lies in high capacity tank models or smaller hot dog or pancake models, we cover them in both gas and electric. We also test the features alongside performance metrics. We like to know whether they have a fast cycle time and if they can support more than one tool at a time.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL cordless air compressor

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Air Compressor

The long-awaited Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless air compressor has been on jobsites for a while now. Carpenters have put its 1,600 18-gauge nails-per-charge claims to the test. Some users have even tried this Milwaukee battery-powered air compressor with impact wrenches and for tire inflation. I’m a professional plumber by trade. While it may seem unusual […]

Best Air Compressor Reviews 2021

Nearly every professional contractor uses an air compressor. Of course, it’s not just a construction tool. Automotive, woodworking, aviation, marine, and many others use a compressor to power air tools. When we got our team together to decide on the best air compressor, we sparked a fierce debate concerning brands, styles, prices, and much more. […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor

Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor Review | The Tank

Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor Runs Two Framing Nailers at Once Ever thought how nice it would be to run more than one framing or roofing nailer using a smaller compressor? That’s what the Metabo HPT pancake air compressor—nicknamed The Tank—claims it can do. Pros Easily ran two framing nailers in our testing Higher PSI […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Quiet Compressor

Milwaukee Cordless Compressor

Milwaukee Cuts the Cord with 2-Gallon Quiet Compressor They finally did it. We’ve talked to a lot of Pro carpenters and remodelers over the years. Right after mentioning their desire for a Milwaukee cordless framing nailer, another tool entered the conversation…a Milwaukee cordless compressor. Pros should like the specs on the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2-gallon […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Skil 12V Inflator Review

Skil 12V Inflator Review IF5943-00

Skil 12V Inflator Takes the Guesswork Out of Tire Inflation The Skil 12V inflator is a relatively recent addition to the PWRCore 12 line. I’ve been using to fill bike tires and car tires to see what to expect from its design and performance. Pros Simple to use design Automatically and accurately stops when you […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor CMEC6150

Craftsman CMEC6150 6-Gallon Air Compressor Review

The excellent Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor is part of the company’s hard-to-miss refreshed and expanded lineup. We use it to inflate tires on ministry vans, tires on neighbors’ bicycles, and as the power source for framing nailers. Here’s how this reliable compressor works. Pros Enough power to inflate our high-pressure passenger van tires We couldn’t […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Alton Stealth Compressor

Stealth Compressor Professional 20-Gallon Review

When you don’t see a brand name you recognize, there’s some hesitation about pulling the trigger. Realistically, many well-known brands license their names to other manufacturers for tools they don’t make themselves. Those same manufacturers also make their own brands with the same quality as their branded products. That’s the mindset I started with when […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Ridgid 15-Gallon Air Compressor

Ridgid 15-Gallon Air Compressor Review OF150200A

The new Ridgid 15-gallon air compressor has a combination of portability and power that will give Pros a good reason to pull the trigger. Its 200 max PSI and 5.0 SCFM at 90 PSI give it more potential than most portable electric compressors. Let’s see how it compares to the competition. Pros 15-gallon vertical tank […]

Review7.7(out of 10)
Ryobi Cordless 1-Gallon Compressor

Ryobi Cordless 1-Gallon Air Compressor

It probably comes as no surprise that one gallon of air pressure is not going to break lug nuts loose or drive 16 Penny nails. But does that mean the Ryobi Cordless 1-Gallon Air Compressor has no reason to exist? Of course not. It’s all about knowing where it fits in the grand scheme of things. […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Makita 5.5 HP Big Bore Gas Air Compressor MAC5501G

Makita 5.5 HP Big Bore Gas Air Compressor MAC5501G

You’ve probably run about every large air compressor under the sun, so you know that they are big, heavy, loud. They’re also essential for those large framing and roofing jobs. But which manufacturer minimizes the bulk while optimizing power and capacity? Makita thinks they have struck the right balance between size and power. The Makita 5.5 […]