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 Weight Petrol Operated Plug Type
RS Stock No. 182-8736
Mfr. Part No.1828736001
£302.57
Each
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114psi 24L 1.5HP - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 386-7828
Mfr. Part No.F41045
BrandCIF
£614.23
Each
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6bar 1L 135W 14.5kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 244-2692
Mfr. Part No.2442692
£440.49
Each
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114psi 50L 2HP - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 244-2709
Mfr. Part No.2442709
£735.35
Each
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145psi 50L 3HP - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 244-2715
Mfr. Part No.2442715
£1,025.22
Each
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114psi 50L 2HP - - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 386-7834
Mfr. Part No.F41044
BrandCIF
£997.04
Each
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8bar 6L 340W 21kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 188-9707
Mfr. Part No.6245
BrandSIP
£298.67
Each
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116psi 100L - 45kg - UK
RS Stock No. 136-7574
Mfr. Part No.06296
BrandSIP
£188.06
Each
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8bar 24L - 19.5kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 136-7575
Mfr. Part No.06243
BrandSIP
£208.02
Each
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8bar 50L - 22.2kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 136-7580
Mfr. Part No.06254
BrandSIP
£272.11
Each
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10bar 10L 1.5HP 11kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 136-7577
Mfr. Part No.06242
BrandSIP
£295.22
Each
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9bar 50L 3HP 45kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 136-7581
Mfr. Part No.06258
BrandSIP
£482.23
Each
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10bar 50L 3HP 39kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 193-8708
Mfr. Part No.5251
BrandSIP
£2,006.04
Each
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10bar 270L - 170kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 188-9706
Mfr. Part No.6249
BrandSIP
£122.40
Each
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116psi 24L - 16.3kg - UK
RS Stock No. 136-7573
Mfr. Part No.05295
BrandSIP
£146.03
Each
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8bar 6L - 9.5kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 183-4331
Mfr. Part No.DPC10RC-QS
BrandDeWALT
£287.84
Each
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10bar 10L - 17.5kg - Type C - Euro Plug
RS Stock No. 136-7579
Mfr. Part No.06248
BrandSIP
£222.73
Each
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8bar 6L - 15kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 178-6071
Mfr. Part No.06457
BrandSIP
£144.33
Each
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116psi 24L - 25kg - -
RS Stock No. 193-8707
Mfr. Part No.6585
BrandSIP
£1,282.28
Each
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10bar 270L - 157kg - Type G - British 3-pin
RS Stock No. 183-4330
Mfr. Part No.DPC6MRC-QS
BrandDeWALT
£185.88
Each
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8bar 6L - 12.8kg - Type C - Euro Plug
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