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Selecting the Right Air Compressor

Every auto shop needs a good air supply, and you can find the right one for your needs at Eastwood. Air compressors have a number of uses for cars and bikes, including inflating tires, running pneumatic equipment or just spraying away dirt and debris.

What type of Air Management Piping Do I Need?

So you’ve got an air compressor and you’re living the pneumatic powered dream. But what you’ve quickly gotten tired of is dragging that air hose around the shop/driveway and trying to untangle it after every use. A common upgrade after getting an air compressor is to build a management system that contains an air dryer and filtration system as well as routes the air lines out of the way and leaves you with convenient outlets or drops to hook your hose up to. This will minimize the tangled air hose mess and will also clean up the floor/shop. Below we go over the most common types of air compressor piping and why you might chose one over the other.....READ MORE

Air Compressor Troubleshooting Guide

It’s late at night or a weekend and you’re knee deep in a project ready to call in some pneumatic power to help you speed up your progress and the air compressor starts acting up! What can you do?! You can either give up and call in a professional; or maybe diagnosis and fix the issue yourself like a true Eastwood Guy or Gal! We decided to put together a simple trouble shooting guide for common reciprocating air compressors to help you get to the bottom of your problems.....READ MORE

Can You Put Your Air Compressor Outside

Making noise is part of working in your garage, but we always want to do what we can to limit the noise we HAVE to hear. One of the things we can do to limit the noise in your shop is choosing a good place to put your air compressor where the mechanical sound of it running will be the lowest. We often get asked if putting an air compressor outside of the shop is acceptable and we decided to put together a few tips below.....READ MORE

Why are Scroll Compressors More Efficient

Scroll Compressors have been the standard in high quality air compressors for a little while now. But many times the cost deters most buyers from purchasing. When looking at the specs of a scroll compressor versus a piston-type compressor it is pretty impressive how efficient the scroll really is. Scroll compressors can put out close to twice as much air a piston compressor of a similar size or have a much higher duty cycle. What’s the secret behind their efficiency and is it worth the added cost?...READ MORE

What Size Compressor to Paint a Car

With paint guns, supplies, and how-to videos becoming readily available more DIY enthusiasts are taking to painting a car at home. The proper equipment is needed when painting and something as simple as a slightly undersized compressor can translate to a poor paint job and can be quite frustrating. We’ve decided to give you a few tips that can help you choose the right equipment when painting....READ MORE


Air compressors come in different sizes, and variations. There are different horsepower motors, different size tanks, different piston configurations, but perhaps more importantly, all of them are rated in cubic feet per minute, or CFM of compressed air....READ MORE

Tricks to get dry Air

The invention of compressed air running tools to make jobs easier is amazing and can make our lives much easier when working in our home shop. Unfortunately some tasks to require clean, dry air to allow the tool to work as it should. For instance your media blaster HATES moisture in the air and will clog the blaster nozzle up quickly if your air isn’t very dry....READ MORE