Air Compressor

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Air Compressor
Air compressor 01.jpg
Manufacturer Screwfix
Model Air Compressor
AKA {{{aka}}}
Location Workshop
Team Tools
Induction Required No
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Status Defunct
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We have two air compressors in the Hackspace and a number of air-powered tools.

Direct Power Compressor

Generally lurks in the workshop by the main doors to the Studio.

This is a modest unit, originally from Screwfix (possibly via Freecycle or eBay). The instruction booklet is in the file on top of the tool cabinet, and should be studied before using this tool.

The native connections are Schraeder / Euro quick-lock. Following the demise of the original socket-end on the hose, a replacement hose has been fitted (many thanks to the local Machine Mart counter staff for helping with this) which allows tools with 1/4"BSP PCL connections to be used as well.

There are two outlets - the left-hand one is regulated, the right-hand one is always at full pressure. For most tools, only the regulated one should be used.

The full pressure outlet has been fitted with an airline oiler, with its own regulator. The connections on the oily-air side are PCL (long nose) to differentiate from the short-nose euro-quick ones used for dry air.

A huge range of couplings and other items concerned with compressors and compressed air are available locally from Air Supplies BE-19 / PCL and BE-25 Euro-Quick high-flow.

Air compressor 02.jpg


Always empty the reservoir after using this compressor - just pull the keyring out until the gauges register empty.


Drain the reservoir according to the maintenance schedule. [clarify]

Air Tools We have

  • Paint Spraygun Compressor - Donated by Ged.
- Includes a couple of paint sprays.
  • Dusting Nozzle
  • Gravity-feed Spray Gun
  • Touch-Up Spray Gun
  • Tyre Inflator
  • Air Nailer