Top-10 Two-Stage Air Compressors of 2021

Top-10 Two-Stage Air Compressors of 2021

Top-Rated & Best-Selling Two Stage Compressors

Joshua. the Air Compressor Expert
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Air Compressor Expert

For high-demand applications and consistent perforemance, you can't beat a two-stage air compressor, but how do you choose the best one? Well, we've put together the Best Two-Stage Air Compressors based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect type for your needs. 

 

If you're not sure what kind of two-stage air compressor you need, check out our Two-Stage Air Compressor Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation. 



 

Best Two-Stage Air Compressors List

You can scroll through the full recommended list of two stage air compressors below, or simply click on the one you want to see right away.;

Best 120-Gallon Two-Stage Air Compressors


Best 5-HP Two-Stage Air Compressors


Best 7.5-HP Two-Stage Air Compressors

Best 120-Gallon Two-Stage Air Compressors

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Learn More About EMAX ESP10V120V1
$4,435.96
Features
Unit Is Too Large For Liftgate Service, Must Have A Shipping Dock Or Forklift
    Super Quiet 10-HP Single Phase Industrial Air Compressor
    • Average 62 DB(a) allows for installation closer to point-of-use
    • Can be installed and operated in all garages, farm shops & industrial applications
    Whisper 100 Series Silencer
    • Reduces dBA ratings up to 25%!
    • Provides 5-layer filtration ideal for heavy airborne particle
    Two-Stage Solid Cast Iron Pump
    • Dual control design allows for automatic or continuous run
    • Rated at up to 50,000 hours* (Based on B-10 Bearing Life Rating)
    • Rebuildable all steel connecting rods w/ replaceable bearing inserts
    Air Stream Technology
    • Reduces moisture build up & extends pump life
    • Provides 35% lower operating temperature; coolest in the industry


    2
    Learn More About EMAX EP10H120Y1
    $4,214.77
    Expert Review
    This 10 HP unit was designed for larger spaces with single-phase power. The horizontal 120 gallon tank has an automatic tank drain saves you maintenance time and helps keep your tank from rusting. Low RPM and a B-10 bearing rated at 50,000 hours, along with solid steel, heavy gauge connecting rods help deliver maximum performance and durability. We like Industrial Air's Cool-Tek air stream technology because it provides 35% lower operating temperatures- and cooler pumps last longer.
    Features
    Unit Is Too Large For Liftgate Service, Must Have A Shipping Dock Or Forklift
      Pressure Lubricated Two-Stage Cast Iron Pump
      • Dual control design allows for automatic or continuous run
      • Rated at up to 50,000 hours* (Based on B-10 Bearing Life Rating
      Ram-Tek - Solid Steel, Heavy Gauge Rods
      • Built for maximum performance & durability
      Flow-Tek - Concentric Disc Valves
      • Delivers maximum performance & longevity
      Cool-Tek - The Coolest Running Compressors In The Industry
      • Air Stream Technology provides 35% lower operating temperature
      • Reduces moisture build up & extends pump life


      3
      Learn More About Ingersoll Rand 2545E10V-230
      $3,389.99
      Expert Review
      Efficiency and quality construction are the hallmarks of this 2-stage compressor from Ingersoll Rand. It would be an asset to any shop or light industry. They've added an intercooler that lowers compressed air temperature and reduces condensation- cooler, dryer air helps your tools and machinery last longer. High efficiency valves and inlet air filters work with the oversized bearings and belt wheel to deliver 100% duty cycle air power when and where you need it. As always with IR, you can count on all units being thoroughly tested prior to shipment.
      Features
      Continuous-Duty Operation
      • 100% cast-iron cylinders and pump
      • Oversized cast-iron balanced belt wheel
      • Oversized industrial-grade bearings
      High Efficiency Parts
      • High-efficiency stainless steel valves
      • High-efficiency intercooler
      • High-efficiency inlet air filters with sound attenuation baffles
      2-Piece Connection Rods
      • Less moving parts increases reliability
      Air Cooled Intercooler
      • Reduces compressed air temperature and condensation
      V-Block Deep Finned Cylinders
      • Provides 360 degrees cooling for lower operating temperature


       

      Best 5-HP Two-Stage Air Compressors

      1
      Learn More About Quincy 2V41C60VC
      $1,699.99
      Expert Review
      Quincy has been a leader in the industry since 1924. With that much practice you can get really good at building a quality product. They have high-efficiency parts, built for continuous duty, industrial use, and are ASME certified. And, are built in the USA. Quincy back their compressors up with a 50,000 hour- or more- pump life rating. You will spend more money up front, but in the long run (some Quincy air compressors are still running after 25 years!) it will be money well spent. Quincy QT is a standard duty air compressor designed to deliver more CFM per brake horsepower, ensuring the powerful, reliable performance you demand.
      Features
      100% Duty Cycle Splash Lubricated Two-Stage Air Compressor
      • Engineered for efficiency and lower operating costs
      • Produces more compressed air at a lower horsepower
      • Runs at a slower RPM, runs cooler and cost less to operate
      High Performance Cast Iron QT-54 Belt Drive Pump
      • Industry-leading 50,000+ hour pump life
      • Aluminum head for strength and optimum heat dissipation
      • Stainless-steel, corrosion resistant reed valves with controlled lift for maximum efficiency
      4-Cylinder Cast-Iron Design
      • Cast-iron cylinders maintain rigid tolerances for high efficiency
      • Industrial-class bearings ensure extended piston life
      • Graphite cylinder and head gaskets for positive sealing and improved performance
      High-Efficiency Finned Tube Intercooler
      • Provides maximum cooling & increased valve life
      • Eliminates carbon build up in the head and increases valve life
      • 2-piece connecting rods for less moving parts & minimized downtime
      Low Oil Pump Temperature Protection
      • Extra-capacity oil reservoir assures low oil temperature
      • Cast-iron construction for dependability


      2
      Learn More About Industrial Air IV5038055
      $2,683.99
      Expert Review
      Industrial Air has several patented technical developments that have earned this unit's place on our recommended list. The pump will run longer & cooler with improved compression efficiency thanks to its patented pump and piston design. Cooler compressors last longer and durability is increased by the patented asymmetrical cooling fins, along with the patented cast iron flywheel. Even the belt guard contributes to the cooling process. It's up to 60% more efficient than other designs. In case you needed another reason to put this unit on the list, you can also extend the Factory Warranty on the pump just by purchasing & using Industrial Air's maintenance kit.
      Features
      Patented 2-Stage Pump Design
      • Runs cooler, lasts longer
      Patented Piston Design
      • Improved compression efficiency
      Patented Asymmetrical Cooling Fins
      • Draws heat away from the precision bored cylinders
      Patented Cast Iron Flywheel
      • Large, extended fins improve pump cooling & lower RPMs
      Baldor Industrial Class Electric Motor
      • High quality 4 pole, 1725 RPM, NEMA rated
      • Wires easily into your 230 or 460 volt, three phase system


      3
      Learn More About Ingersoll Rand 2475N5-230.3
      $2,569.99
      Expert Review
      Efficiency and quality construction are the hallmarks of this 2-stage compressor from Ingersoll Rand. High-efficiency is what Ingersoll Rand strives for. These high-efficiency features include: an intercooler that lowers compressed air temperature and reduces condensation, stainless steel valves, and inlet air filters with sound attenuation baffles. With all these components, you're looking at a longer pump life. This unit is perfect for applications where air demands need to be consistent. The over sized bearings and belt wheel deliver 100% duty cycle air power when and where you need it. As always with IR, you can count on all units being thoroughly tested prior to shipment. Lastly, take Ingersoll Rand's 1 year Factory Warranty and bump it to 2 years with the purchase of their start-up kit. You're going to need the oil since these compressors ship dry. Why not kill to birds with one stone?
      Features
      Continuous-Duty Operation
      • 100% cast-iron cylinders and pump
      • Oversized cast-iron balanced belt wheel
      • Oversized industrial-grade bearings
      High Efficiency Parts
      • High-efficiency stainless steel valves
      • High-efficiency intercooler
      • High-efficiency inlet air filters with sound attenuation baffles
      2-Piece Connection Rods
      • Less moving parts increases reliability
      High-Efficiency Intercooler
      • Lowers compressed air temperature and reduces condensation
      OSHA Compliant
      • Fully enclosed flywheel, belt and motor sheave


       

      Best 7.5-HP Two-Stage Air Compressors

      1
      Learn More About Ingersoll Rand 2475N7.5-P
      $3,199.99
      Expert Review
      Large and in-charge: that sums up this 2-stage unit from Ingersoll Rand. It's a Fully Packaged unit- that means it has everything you need for constant demand, dry air as well as low maintenance. We're talking an aftercooler already mounted and piped, a low oil level shutdown switch, an electric drain valve, dual control for start/stop or constant speed, and a relief valve/discharge ball valve. If an air compressor runs cooler, it will last longer. Deep finned cylinders along with oversized bearings and belt wheel combine for reliable, durable performance. These units are made in the USA, and are fully pre-wired and thoroughly tested prior to shipment. Ingersoll Rand has been around for over 135 years- it's no surprise that they are really good at what they do.
      Features
      Fully Packaged 230V 1-Phase Power Air Compressor
        Cast Iron Cylinders & Pump
        • Delivers 24 CFM at 175 PSI
        Continuous-Duty Operation
        • Reliable oversized bearings & cast-iron balanced belt wheel
        • Automatic start/stop control with pressure switch
        E-Series Magnetic Motor Starter (3450 RPM)
        • Already installed to protect the motor
        V-Block Deep Finned Cylinders
        • Provides 360° cooling for lower operating temperature
        • Low oil level shutdown switch protects the pump
        • Air cooled aftercooler produces drier air


         

         

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