How to Maintain an Air Compressor?

Having a good air compressor is an important part of the woodworking industry and production. Thus, properly maintained air compressor is probably the most important part of using and powering pneumatic equipment.

Because your air compressor is the muscle behind your pneumatic tools, and in the back of your results as well, to make sure their performance from the bottom up is as important as your final result. You can buy ‘piston compressors’ (which is also called ‘stempelkompressorer’ in the Norwegian language) then you can navigate various online sources.

The first step to properly maintain your air compressor (or any other piece of equipment for this) becomes acquainted with the operating manual / owner. Although some craftsmen see their manual as thoroughly defeated with great knowledge of their own.

The manual contains information overlay that really valuable that will help you ensure your compressor optimally conduct for the longest amount of time possible. So, read and practice guidelines in your operating manual, they will not lead you astray.

Where do you keep your compressor is an important factor. Are you using your compressor daily and keep it only at night, you, however, have to keep things in a cool, clean (free of dust) and dry environment. Whenever possible, you should also include the machine to make sure it suffered as few elements as possible.

Compressor Type – In addition, there are two main types of air compressors which require regular oiling (designed for the toughest industrial applications) and they are oil-less and therefore do not require oiling (designed for light-duty applications). Oil-less compressors require less regular maintenance but also wear more rapidly and consequently require more frequent replacement.