Kobalt Portable 8-Gal Tank Air Compressor Review

It’s always a matter of preference when it comes to buying things. We often ask ourselves whether or not we need something or we want something. Sometimes, “wants” are okay, but most of the time, it’s the “needs” that always win. Another great question to answer is what kind of uses can you get out of the product. If it’s used for a specific thing only but has a good price, then that’s tolerable. However, if it’s too expensive and is only useful for one or two things at most, it’s probably a good idea to move on. Being able to buy a product not only because it’s of good quality but because it’s actually very useful is one of the most satisfying feelings ever. Imagine the variety of things you can do because of one item.

An air compressor is a good example that would fit the statement above. It’s basically an all-around product simply because you can do lots of things with it, as well as connect other tools to it. With a machinery such as this, it’s usually very heavy and cumbersome. If you’re a beginner who’s looking into doing Do-it-yourself projects and looking for big test on a compressors, it might be best for you to find a portable one instead.

The Kobalt Portable Air Compressor is a heavy duty compact unit that still carries the capacity you need for a lot of work.

Let’s talk about specs.

This air compressor has an 8-gallon tank which is quite large for a unit that is portable. It runs on 1.8 hp with a maximum PSI (pound per square inch) of 150. That means you can use this air compressor to power almost all pneumatic tools available. You can use this unit for the typical portable tools like cleaners, polishers, blow guns, cutters, drills, sanders, grinders, spray guns, hammers and car washers.

This air compressor can even be used for tools and tasks that require a higher pressure range such as the rim stripper, tire changer, tire inflation line, tire spreader, vacuum cleaner, bead breaker, grease gun, floor jacks (which is an air powered hydraulic) and even a pneumatic garage door.

The Kobalt air compressor is an electric type of unit which means it’s much quieter when operating compared to gas-powered compressors. Aside from this compressor already being convenient due to its portability, another convenience it brings is that you can easily use this indoors. As long as you have an electrical power source nearby, you could run your compressor. It’s great for moderate jobs and at-home projects, so it’s perfect for the DIYer.

Another term that’s used for this same type of compressor is the “hot dog air compressor”. It was given this name due to the fact that their tanks look like a hot dog, being that it’s smaller and elongated. It’s a compressor that’s best for a project around the house. It’s compact and lightweight, making it an excellent choice for an air compressor.

The Verdict

This Kobalt air compressor is a great unit for you and your home.

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