Air Compressors

Use Air Compressors to work smarter and quicker. Our range includes leading brands such as CIF, DeWALT, SIP and Welding Star. Air compressors are vital pieces of equipment for all workshops, garages and DIY enthusiasts.

How do they work?

Air compressors use a gas or electric engine to suck in volumes of air and squeeze it into a small space. This process increases the pressure by making the volume smaller. The air is then stored in a receiver tank and can be used for many applications.

What is an air compressor used for?

Domestic uses include airbrushing, pressure washing, tyre inflating, sandblasting, air blow guns, and paint guns. Industrial uses include: power tools, sanding, pneumatic tools, grinding, diving equipment, nail guns, paint workshops.

How do I determine which air compressor I need?

Compressors are measured in two ways: pounds per square inch (PSI) and cubic feet per minute (CFM). These measurements determine the effectiveness of the compressor. You will need to identify what PSM and CFM your tools or equipment need.

If you will only run one tool at one time off the compressor, then you will need to look at the tool that has the highest PSI and CFM requirement. If you want to run multiple tools from the air compressor you will need to total up the PSI and CFMs of each of the tools.

As the air is stored in a tank, the size of the tank will impact how the compressor works. For tools and equipment that need continuous air, a larger tank is better as this will produce enough CFM. For tools that will be intermittently used a smaller tank is sufficient.

The horsepower is normally between 1.5HP and 6.5HP on an air compressor. Higher ones are available, but these are usually only used in industrial areas.

Single-stage or two-stage compressors?

Single-stage air compressors, also known as piston compressors, have one or more cylinders. Each cylinder will pump air into the storage tank.

Two-stage air compressors have two cylinders and the air is pumped from one cylinder to the other cylinder, cooled, then delivered into the storage tank. These are mainly used where high pressure is needed as they have double the pressure.

Applications for Air Compressors

Air Compressors are used in Industrial & DIY applications.


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Description Price Maximum Pressure Receiver Volume Motor Rating Supply Voltage Weight Petrol Operated Plug Type
RS Stock No. 386-7828
Mfr. Part No.F41045
BrandCIF
kr 8 187,22
Each
Units
6bar 1 l 135W - 14.5kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 244-2709
Mfr. Part No.2442709
kr 10 513,44
Each
Units
145psi 50 l 2.2kW - - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 244-2692
Mfr. Part No.2442692
kr 8 600,61
Each
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114psi 50 l 1.5kW - - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 386-7834
Mfr. Part No.F41044
BrandCIF
kr 13 434,20
Each
Units
8bar 6 l 340W - 21kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 182-8736
Mfr. Part No.1828736001
kr 4 466,10
Each
Units
114psi 24 l 1.1kW - - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 214-8773
Mfr. Part No.04382
BrandSIP
kr 3 191,38
Each
Units
116psi 50 l 956W 230V - - -
RS Stock No. 214-8775
Mfr. Part No.SIL56012
BrandNardi
kr 6 383,20
Each
Units
145psi 5 l 956W 12V dc 10kg - -
RS Stock No. 193-8707
Mfr. Part No.6585
BrandSIP
kr 20 262,64
Each
Units
10bar 270 l - - 157kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 183-4330
Mfr. Part No.DPC6MRC-QS
BrandDeWALT
kr 2 690,67
Each
Units
8bar 6 l 1.1kW - 12.8kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 214-8774
Mfr. Part No.ESP3604
BrandNardi
kr 4 869,71
Each
Units
145psi 3 l 552W 230V 13.5kg - -
RS Stock No. 188-9707
Mfr. Part No.6245
BrandSIP
kr 6 067,25
Each
Units
116psi 100 l 1.8kW - 45kg - UK
RS Stock No. 193-8708
Mfr. Part No.5251
BrandSIP
kr 27 069,71
Each
Units
10bar 270 l - - 170kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 214-8772
Mfr. Part No.04381
BrandSIP
kr 2 635,64
Each
Units
145psi 24 l 956W 230V - - -
RS Stock No. 175-1191
Mfr. Part No.DCC1054N-XJ
BrandDeWALT
kr 4 430,42
Each
Units
9bar 9.5 l 294W - 11kg No -
New
RS Stock No. 245-7356
Mfr. Part No.05313
BrandSIP
kr 4 523,04
Each
Units
1.4 → 9bar 5L 500W 18 → 20 V dc, 230 Vac 10.8kg - -
RS Stock No. 183-4331
Mfr. Part No.DPC10RC-QS
BrandDeWALT
kr 4 176,68
Each
Units
10bar 10 l - - 17.5kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 193-8709
Mfr. Part No.4328
BrandSIP
kr 13 267,68
Each
Units
10.3bar 50 l 5.1kW - 85kg Yes -
RS Stock No. 244-2715
Mfr. Part No.2442715
kr 12 554,08
Each
Units
114psi 50 l 1.5kW - - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 178-6071
Mfr. Part No.06457
BrandSIP
kr 2 584,79
Each
Units
116psi 24 l 4.1kW - 25kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 175-1190
Mfr. Part No.DCC1054T2-GB
BrandDeWALT
kr 8 388,15
Each
Units
9bar 9.5 l 294W - 11kg No Type G - British 3-pin