Best Portable Air Compressors

Best-Selling & Top-Rated Portable Compressors

By  | Air Compressor Product Expert

You landed here because you want an air compressor that can go where the job is. Not only that, but you need one that won't let you down while you're working.

We care about portable air compressors because you do, so we've gathered data for the best-selling, top-rated and expert-recommended portable air compressors for you below.

Defer to our experts' picks or take a cue from customer reviews. As long as you end up with a great portable air compressor, we're both happy.

Top 10 Selling Portable Air Compressors

Top 10 Rated Portable Air Compressors

Recommended Portable Air Compressors

Top Vertical Portable Air Compressor
Chicago Pneumatic 2-HP 26-Gallon (Belt Drive) Dual-Voltage Cast-Iron Air Compressor
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
This Chicago Pneumatic air compressor has everything that you would want in a portable air compressor for a outstanding performance and value for weekend warriors and small professional business. Its quality design and outstanding air delivery make i...
Ingersoll Rand Garage Mate 2-HP 20-Gallon (Belt Drive) Cast-Iron Air Compressor
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
This is an awesome unit from US manufacturer Ingersoll Rand. It is portable, but you'll need some muscle to get the 200 pounds moving in the right direction. That weight translates into durability, so it's a good thing. The cast iron pump is designed...
Puma 2-HP 20-Gallon (Belt Drive) Dual-Voltage Cast-Iron Air Compressor
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
If you looking for a sturdy compressor that is construction and value the Puma PK5020VP has many features and benefits making it ideal for home and professional applications. It has several features found on more expensive air compressors, like an oi...
Top Horizontal Gas-Powered Compressors
EMAX 8-HP 17-Gallon (Belt Drive) Cast-Iron Air Compressor w/ Honda Engine
If you are looking for an all-around compressor for the job site, garage or shop the Emax 8-HP Single Stage 17-Gallon compressor can provide a 19 CFM @ 90 PSI. It begins with a commercial grade, Honda GX engine that saves your knuckles with its elect...
Iron Horse 9-HP 25-Gallon (Belt Drive) Cast-Iron Air Compressor
The Iron Horse 9-HP Belt Drive Cast-Iron Air Compressor is large and in-charge. It has a 25-gallon tank for steadier pressure on big jobs, but still can be loaded into your truck with the help of the front & back handles. Large doesn't stop with ...
DeWalt 5.5-HP 8-Gallon (Belt Drive) Gas Wheelbarrow Air Compressor w/ Honda Engine
The Dewalt 5.5-HP 8-Gallon Belt Drive Gas Wheelbarrow compressor is hardworking and sturdy, with two 1/4" outlets. It allows 2 people to work at once, or lets you mount 2 tools so you can switch between them quickly. This compressor has a Honda G...
Top Horizontal Electric Oil Free
California Air Tools SP Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 1-HP 5.5-Gallon Steel Tank Air Compressor
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
This California Air Tools Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 1-HP compressor is great for DIY or job site uses. The low 1680 RPM operation creates less noise & wear than 3450 RPM consumer grade compressors. It has an amazing 3000+ hour life cycle before wear...
Campbell Hausfeld Quiet 1-HP 8-Gallon Portable Air Compressor
The DC080500 1-HP 8-Gallon is the perfect handy portable air compressor to have around for a multitude of chores: small repairs, power caulking, or keeping your tires at their proper inflation to maximize mileage are good examples. It has a great...
Pro-Force 1.5-HP 7-Gallon (Direct Drive) Hot Dog Air Compressor
The Pro-Force 1.5-HP 7-Gallon hot dog air compressor has a useful size and Pro-Force's reputation for affordable quality. The oil-free, low maintenance operation takes the hassle of dealing with belts and pulley breakdowns. The size is perfect fo...
Top Horizontal Electric Oil Lubricated
Quincy 2-HP 20-Gallon (Belt Drive) Cast-Iron Portable Air Compressor
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Quincy has been around for a very long time, and the 2-HP 20-Gallon belt drive portable compressor was built to deliver more air with a cast iron cylinder, crankshaft & valve plate for sturdy reliability that lasts and lasts. This unit is perfect...
Campbell Hausfeld 2-HP 20-Gallon (Belt Drive) Dual-Voltage Cast-Iron Air Compressor
The heavy-duty Campbell Hausfeld 2.0 HP, dual voltage will help run your power with 120 volts set up or convert to 240. It can power a variety of air tools for a serious DIY user, professional or contractor. It's perfect all sorts of tools such a...
Rolair 2.5-HP 5.3-Gallon (Direct Drive) Cast-Iron Air Compressor
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
This VT25BIG unit from Rolair has a smaller tank, but that doesn't make it the runt of the litter. This unit boasts the highest air output of any direct drive air compressor in the Rolair line-up. It has a 115V industrial-grade electric motor S-1...

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