Jim Reviews the Best Air Compressors for Home Use

I love working with my hands and as a result, I do own a few  tools to my name. I started long ago when I was a kid and I would spend most of my free time in our basement, so much such that my mom, god bless her soul used to say that all work and no play makes Jim a dull boy. Well, she should see me now, the dull boy. There is nothing dull about my life. I love what I do.

For the past decade, I have been running my own home improvement company. I get hired by people to do all sorts of repairs for them. Thus, I have gathered an impressive collection of tools. These include a couple of air compressors which among other things help me with my Brad nailer, spray painting and painting brush, among many duties.

So if asked, what air compressors would I recommend for home use? If it is not for professional use, I would suggest you go for something small, compact and very functional. Many people think that just because it is for their home use, the air compressor should be a ragtag from some unknown brand name, one that no one remembers. Well, they can’t be any wrong. If it will cost you money, it had better give you good value for it. Thus, I would advise you to avoid the air compressors that are too cheap.

Many have sacrificed quality for price. I made the same mistakes sometimes back and I ended up going back to the market sooner to look for tools. Do not buy before visiting a website that offers air compressor reviews. There, you can always find out what other users think about a few brand names that you may have in mind.

Here are three air compressor reviews you may want to buy

Hausbell Air Compressor

I bought this one for inflating my tires alone. I have so far found it very effective. It is small, yes, but it also has some very impressive features. For example, it is a DC12V inflator meaning that you just need to connect it to your car’s socket and it will do a perfect job of inflating your tires. It also comes with a 9 foot power cord, which will be sufficient for many small trucks and cars.

In addition, it has three nozzle types because tires come with differently sized nozzles. This is quite frankly the most hassle-free tire inflator that you can ever buy for your home use. I use it for other things like inflating my children’s toys, balls, bikes and when we are going camping, I never leave it behind as I have found it very effective at inflating our air beds. I was not surprised to find that many people know this air compressor on

Senco PC1131 Compressor, 2.5-Horsepower (PEAK) 4.3-Gallon

This is a small but very impressive 2.5 HP air compressor that has a pressure tank of 4.3 gallons. This means when you are performing small duties at home like inflating toys, inflating your car and bicycle tires, you can do some work before you give it a rest.

While it looks small, this air compressor is used by professionals for finishing jobs. Its powerful direct drive motor makes it quite the workhorse for light and medium heavy construction duties.

You can do a comfortable 4.4 SCFM/90PSI. When buying, it will be delivered with its coupler regulator – quarter inch. It is an oil splash design and works perfectly for many contractors. It is a twin tank, as you will see from the images when buying it online.

California Air Tools 10020C

This is a good looking air compressor, and on top of that, it does the job perfectly. It is rated at 2 horsepower, quieter than most other models in the market and it is oil free thus leaving the working area clean and lowering the maintenance costs. The air tank is quite big – at 10 gallons, but for easy movement, it has wheels. It can do a comfortable 5.30 CFM/90 PSI. It can deliver a comfortable 3000 hours before the first wear. It has a thermal overload protection feature to prevent overheating damage.

These are just three of the best air compressors you can buy for your home use if you are a DIY enthusiast. On this page, you will find everything you need to know about air compressors, their noise levels and performance.

Jim’s Best DIY Tips

My name is Jim. Among many things, I am a mechanic and I love repairing my car whenever I can. Many experienced and aspiring mechanics come to me every day for pieces of advice as far as mechanical works is concerned. I am also a home improvement do it yourself enthusiast and I do a lot of handyman work around my home. A couple of times, I have been hired to do a few things for my neighbors. Today, I have decided to present all mechanics with the best DIY tips that have made me save a lot of money.

Repairing a hole

When I want to repair any wide screw hole, I simply use a wooden golf tee to fill the hole in question. With a hacksaw, I saw the particular tee flush using a wood’s surface before sanding the same.

Find a key fast

To find a key within no time, I don’t have to look through the entire set. Instead, I identify the top of the key that I frequently use then I file a notch. That is simple, right? It makes my life easier.

Pinhole lens

To create a pinhole lens that I can see through and read a small type, I take a cardboard and punch the pinhole.

Best radio tunes

For a transistor radio to produce a high quality tone, I pump up the tunes using the jar. Placing the speaker of a radio on top of an open jar works wonders. In fact, this still works even today for smartphones.

Strengthen studs

When it is time to frame the walls, I do nail 2 by 4 blocking between the studs.  What provides powerful mounting bases for lower-level medicine cabinets are the boards. After installation, I make sure I have recorded all the positions.

Stop that door

It is very irritating when the door swings while I am working on its knob or lock hardware. To block it, I fit its edge by notching a wood in order to fit the door’s edge. To do be able to do so, I set the block of wood on a flat floor then I lodge the notch on the edge of the door before finally stepping on the wedge.

Use that broken broom

Whenever I have any broken handle, I turn it into a new useful tool. I usually shape a broken broomstick and sharpen its one end to turn it into an effective dibble that I can use to dig the holes for both seeds and bulbs. Furthermore, even any broken shovel will work very well provided it has a D-handle.

Give a treat to that chisel

My many years of experience have taught me that any blunt wood chisel cannot produce anything more than slipshod work. I conduct an occasional test for my chisel to check whether it is adequately sharp. If I realize it is dull, I put its cutting edge tenderly over the thumbnail’s top and if it slides instead of catching, then I know that my chisel need a manicure.

There, you have seen the things that I love doing. To make my DIY tasks easier, I have invested in a few important tools. One of them is a good air compressor which I use to power my air tools, inflate my children’s toys, balls, bicycles and of course, my car tires.

Why You Should Help Senior Citizens

I have traveled to many countries and states, and I have noted one thing. Today’s senior citizens of any country largely depend on volunteers to provide them with meaningful activities as well as programs especially for their residents. As a volunteer, I have become an important part of senior living communities. I offer my time, skills, part of my earnings and talent to every dimension of their lives.  

When I volunteer to help senior citizens, I know I am offering them a good chance for meaningful social interaction among themselves, with other volunteers and with me as well. What I am trying to say in many words is that volunteering improves my life and the life of residents. By giving senior adults the support and encouragement they need, I usually put a smile on their faces.  

Loneliness is one of the biggest challenges that senior citizens face today. When I sit down to chat with them, take them for a walk or offer any meaningful experience, I help in reducing their risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases, which are directly related to loneliness.

Helping senior citizens helps me in many ways. Among them include the following:

I gain by becoming more knowledgeable

More often than not, I sit down and chat with older adults. They share with me their life experiences, which are very different from those of my generation. In this way, I learn a lot from them. Listening to senior adults’ stories provide me with wisdom as well as insight for life. This offers me a different perspective for my own life circumstances.  

Adding to my job experience

I have gained valuable experience for my career by offering my free services among the senior adult communities. Organizing, coordinating and helping with things such as fundraising, organizing special events and many other daily activities for senior adults have really helped in improving my skills. This has made me a more productive person at work place.

Through constant interactions with senior living communities, I have developed valuable communication skills that help me a great deal in building good relationships with everyone else. For instance, my relationship with staff, family members and friends has greatly improved. For this reason, I have become an influential person and a very strong candidate especially in my field.

I make new friends

At first, I thought that I did not have anything in common with senior citizens. After sometimes, I found out that there are so many elderly people that we have so many things in common. Some of them are fans of my favorite Premier League soccer team, musicians and movies to mention but just a few. Such similar interests normally provide a good starting point for wonderful conversations, which sometimes lead to meaningful and lasting relationships.