August 3, 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.

Northstar Compressor: 80-Gallon, 7.5 HP, 230V

Northstar Compressor: 80-Gallon, 7.5 HP, 230V

When you need big air, you make the switch to gas on the job site or 230V in a shop. Available from Northern Tool, the Northstar Compressor line offers the power you’ll need to cover your stationery shop needs. Is it Right for Your Shop? Whether or not this Northstar compressor is right for your […]

Simpson Pressure Washer Powershot PS4240

Simpson Pressure Washer: Powershot PS4240

As we move towards the dog days of summer, those pressure washing projects your clients have lined up for you need to get done. Somewhere in the space between big, cumbersome high-power and entry-level gas models sits the Simpson pressure washer, model PS4240. Honda GX Engine Performance As part of their Powershot line, this Simpson pressure […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Hitachi Portable 1-Gallon Quiet Air Compressor

Hitachi 1-Gallon Air Compressor Review

It might be easy to forget about pneumatic tools as battery power attempts to eclipse all other forms. After all, isn’t it nice to be untethered from an air hose? Sure it is. But keep in mind that pneumatic tools have a few advantages over batteries. Namely, better power-to-weight ratios, lower costs, less maintenance, and […]

Best 12V Cordless Drill - Craftsman Nextec Lo Res

Craftsman Conductive Charging Hinted By Fli Charge?

Maybe you’ve heard of Fli charging, maybe you haven’t. You’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the technology, or at least aware that it exists. In a nutshell, Fli Charge technology uses a conductive charging system that allows powered surfaces to charge a variety of battery powered devices. Instead of plugging, say, your phone, into […]


Komptec Turanair Offers Legit Portable Air Compression

Looking for a quiet and portable option for running your pneumatic tools? Komptec, a southern Californian company that specializes in the manufacturing of air compressors, has released the Turanair Work Bottle. The Turanair provides a lightweight solution with a highly portable, 114 cubic inch, high-pressure air tank. It stores up to 4,500 PSI of air […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Air Compressor Video Review

Ridgid 18V Air Compressor Video Review

When we visited TTI’s facility up in Anderson, South Carolina, one of the products we were most excited about was the new Ridgid 18V Air Compressor. As part of the Ridgid Gen5X line, this compressor runs on one or two 18V batteries powering a brushless motor. With two batteries, it runs at full capacity. But […]

DEWALT Flexvolt Air Compressor

DeWalt FlexVolt Air Compressor Cuts the Cord

The DeWalt Flexvolt 60V Max 2.5 Gallon Cordless Air Compressor joins the growing line of Flexvolt tools from Dewalt. And within a cordless class that’s still relatively light, the DeWalt Flexvolt air compressor looks to tap into an otherwise untapped market for those who would consider cutting the (extension) cord. DeWalt Flexvolt Air Compressor Features […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
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Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor Review

Battery powered pneumatic nailers seem to have only one significant downside: weight. When I’m doing small amounts of work, a cordless pneumatic fills the role perfectly. For larger jobs, however, the additional weight adds up over time. The Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-gallon Air Compressor marks the industry’s first cordless air compressor. Even better, the Ridgid […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank

Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank

I must have hit the Hitachi lottery. I’ve not only been able to do several Hitachi tool reviews recently, but they’ve all been high-performers. Just a few months ago, I put the Hitachi 8-gallon wheelbarrow compressor through its paces and found it to be excellent. Now I have what I hope is an equally excellent companion […]

Ridgid 200 PSI 4.5 Gallon Quiet 01

Ridgid Twin Tube Quiet Compressor

Ridgid recently introduced the 200 PSI, 4.5-gallon Ridgid Twin Tube Quiet Compressor with a decibel rating of 77 dBA. It features dual universal quick connectors to allow simultaneous use of two pneumatic tools, an oil-free pump, Ridgid’s StrongStart Technology, a locking regulator, 1/4 turn ball valve tank drain, and Ridgid’s 3-year limited warranty. Ridgid claims that […]