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Hot Dog Air Compressor Buying Guide: How to Pick the Perfect Hot Dog Air Compressor. Air Compressors Direct product experts have put together a hot dog air compressor buyer's guide. For product information, buying advice and expert recommendations read the hot dog air compressor buying guide.

Hot Dog Air Compressor Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Hot Dog Air Compressor

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Hot Dog Air Compressor Buyer's Guide

Sometimes, you just need a little burst of air to get the job done.

Don't wait 10-minutes to stuff your 60-gallon air compressor like a contestant at a Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

Get a hot dog air compressor instead.

They're smaller, more affordable and fill up a whole lot faster.

Hotdog Compressor Tank
Tank Size
If you just need a little taste, most 1-gallon air compressors are great for small projects around the house. But, sometimes they just don't cut the mustard, because their weiner-sized tanks are always refilling.

If your air tools have a big appetite, go with a 2- or 3-gallon tank instead. Yes, these compressors are heavier and more expensive - just like bun-length hot dogs. But, they'll definitely curb your hunger for more air power.

Carrying Handle
Air Compressor Handle
All hot dog air compressor have a built-in carrying handle for easy transportation. The handle is either plastic or metal.

Plastic handles are lighter and are attached to the engine housing. This style is less durable. Metal handles might weigh a little bit more, but they are more sturdy and won't crack. They are also padded, making them easier on your hand.

Rubber Feet
Compressor Rubber Feet
One feature you should look for on a hot dog air compressor are rubber feet. Because these compressors are direct-drive and oil-less, they vibrate a lot while in use.

The rubber feet keep the vibration from moving the compressor. They also make the compressor quieter because the vibrations of the compressor are not amplified by metal feet on the ground.

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