Air Tools

From air compressors to pneumatic nailers and spray application systems, you'll learn how to choose the right pneumatic system and air tool for your woodworking shop.

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Tool review: Portable Air Compressors
We tested 11 units priced from $130 to $325 in search of one that will handle most woodworking-shop needs.
Tool Review: HVLP Spray Systems
What if you could cut your finishing time by more than half, and get a super-smooth finish, to boot? You can! Stow that brush and enter the spray age with a low-overspray system.
Battery-powered Brad Nailers
Unleash your woodworking by ditching the compressor and hose.
Battery-powered Brad Nailers
Unleash your woodworking by ditching the compressor and hose.
4 Top Air Compressors
These easy-to-carry air compressors handle many shop needs, including pneumatic nailing. Here are four of our favorites.
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How to buy an air compressor
No longer a luxury, these tools prove invaluable in the shop, home, and job site.
Brad Nailer Shootout
When you need to fasten a joint or secure workpieces quickly and reliably, reach for one of these air-powered aces.
What's a two-stage air compressor?

While shopping for a home-shop compressor, I saw an online listing for a “two-stage” machine. What’s the difference between a two-stage and a regular compressor?