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  • 80 Gallon Air Compressors

    80 Gallon Air Compressors FAQs

    The lifespan of an air compressor varies based on its build quality, usage frequency, and maintenance. Generally, a well-maintained compressor of good quality can last between 10 to 15 years, or even longer. Regular servicing, such as draining the tank of moisture, changing the oil (if applicable), and replacing air filters, significantly extends its operational life.

    The CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) of an 80 gal air compressor depends on its motor horsepower (HP) and design. Typically, an eighty gallon compressor with a 5 HP motor can deliver about 14 to 18 CFM at 90 PSI, but this can vary with different models and manufacturers. High-performance models, especially those designed for industrial use, may offer higher ratings.

    A bigger tank in an air compressor allows for longer tool run times before the motor needs to restart to refill the tank, which can be beneficial for continuous use applications. However, tank size should be matched with the compressor's Cubic Feet per Minute output and the demands of the tools being used. For intermittent use, a smaller tank may suffice and be more cost-effective and space-efficient.

    To calculate the Cubic Feet per Minute requirement for an air compressor, add up the air requirements of all air tools that will be used simultaneously. This total gives you the minimum volume of air needed from your compressor at a specific PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). It's also wise to add a 30-50% buffer to this number to ensure the compressor can adequately supply air without constant cycling, accounting for future tool additions or leaks in the system.

    The Ultimate Guide to Choosing an 80 Gallon Air Compressor for Your Workshop

    An 80 gallon air compressor from Atlas Copco

    When it comes to equipping your workshop with machinery that promises to boost productivity and efficiency, this air compressor stands out as a pinnacle of performance and reliability. This powerhouse tool is essential for a wide range of applications, from automotive repair to manufacturing, offering the robust capacity and consistent output needed for professional-grade projects.

    Key Attributes to Look for in an 80 Gallon Air Compressor

    Motor Horsepower (HP)

    The motor's horsepower is a critical factor in determining an air compressor's efficiency. Models ranging from 5 hp to 10 hp are most common for eighty gallon tanks, with 5 hp compressors being suitable for medium-duty tasks and higher hp models catering to more demanding workloads.

    CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)

    CFM measures the volume of air that the compressor can produce. The higher the CFM, the more air tools the compressor can operate simultaneously. It's crucial to match the volume of air that a compressor can produce with the air requirements of your tools.

    PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)

    The pressure level that an air compressor can generate is another vital consideration. Most air compressors offer a psi sufficient for a broad range of tools, with two-stage air compressors often reaching higher psi levels for more intensive applications.

    Single Phase vs. Two Stage

    Single-phase air compressors are typically used for lighter, less frequent tasks, while two-stage (or 2 stage) compressors are designed for continuous, heavy-duty use. Two-stage compressors compress the air in two stages, increasing efficiency and longevity.

    Compressed Air System Components

    Including an air dryer in your system can be crucial for applications requiring dry, clean air, such as painting or sandblasting. Similarly, opting for a silent air compressor or one with a low noise level improves the work environment, especially in enclosed spaces.

    Build and Durability

    Look for compressors with a cast iron construction and a vertical air tank design for maximum durability and space efficiency. The vertical or stationary air compressor is designed to withstand rigorous use, making it an ideal choice for industrial applications.


    While an 80 gal air compressor is typically considered a stationary air compressor due to its size and weight, features like wheel kits can add a degree of portability, useful for moving the compressor within a workshop.

    Why an Air Compressor is an Invaluable Tool

    An air compressor is a versatile tool that powers everything from pneumatic nail guns to paint sprayers, making it indispensable in both home garages and industrial workshops. The ability to store and generate a large volume of air on demand streamlines various tasks, from inflating tires to operating multiple air tools simultaneously.

    An 80 gal air compressor, with its significant capacity, ensures a steady supply of air, reducing wait times for pressure build-up and allowing for continuous tool operation. This is particularly beneficial in a commercial setting where downtime affects productivity.

    Our Collection: A Cut Above the Rest

    Our range of air compressors, including both single-phase and two-stage models, is engineered to meet the diverse needs of modern workshops. With options featuring 5hp motors, cast iron construction, and innovative designs like the 80 gal vertical compressor, we cater to professionals seeking efficiency and durability. Our compressors not only promise silent operation and optimal pressure levels but also come equipped with features like air dryers for moisture control, making them a comprehensive solution for your compressed air needs.

    Choosing an air compressor from our collection means investing in a tool that will elevate the quality of your work, enhance your productivity, and withstand the test of time. Explore our range and discover why our air compressors are the preferred choice for professionals looking for unmatched performance and reliability.