Tool-Test Preview: Compact Compressors
Help us to help others choose the best compressor
In an upcoming issue, remodeler and Fine Homebuilding author Paul Johnson will be taking an in-depth look at compact air compressors. To narrow the field, we limited our test to models that have tank sizes of 2 gallons or less.
PLEASE RATE THESE COMPRESSORS IN THE TOOL GUIDE
Testing has already begun
Paul is putting 9* qualifying models through their paces. Each tool is being evaluated on everything from durability, capacity, and engineering to weight, size, and much more.
We may not be able to tell you which of the compressors Paul will choose as Best Overall and Best Value, but we can share our list of contenders. That’s where you, our faithful readers, come in.
We want your help
Now, Paul is great at his job, but no individual remodeler is a substitute for thousands of informal tool testers using these compressors day in and day out for years. You are our long-term testers, and we need your help evaluating these tools.
Rate the compressors that you have used in our tool guide
So, if you own, have owned, or worked with any of the compressors on our list, follow the links below to let us know how you like (or how much you don’t like) your compressor. You never know, maybe your feedback will become part of Paul’s article…
You could be one of three lucky reviewers to win a copy of the <a style="color: #ff0000;" title="Fine Homebuilding DVD archive" href="” target=”_blank”>2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM. With thirty years of how-to and design articles at your fingertips, the archive is a tool no builder, contractor, semi-pro, or serious DIYer should be without.
Please follow these links to the tool guide and review any of the compressors that you have worked with. From all the reviews received by 11:59pm on Friday, February 24th, three winners will be chosen at random and announced on March 1st.
*There will likely be a Campbell Hausfeld model included in the review, but we are still determining which model is the best challenger for this competitive group.
Also, you’ll probably notice the blatant omission of Thomas compressors from the list, especially since they have traditionally ranked so highly in our tests. Unfortunately, Thomas isn’t in the position to meet manufacturing demands, and felt it was best to decline participation in this test.
Help us test compact compressors!