By . Air Compressor. At Friday, August 10th 2018, 13:44:44 PM.
You will need at least one regulator and a water trap in line before the regulator. These are not costly. A regulator allows you to set the correct air pressure for the tool you will be using (say, 80 PSI) instead of tank pressure (say, 175 PSI).
A portable air compressor comes in many shapes and sizes. We are only truly portable if we don't get too big. As long as we can be moved around easily and used where needed then we are considered truly portable. Once we get too big, then we are relegated to shop work and other stationary jobs. I pity these poor fools. It would be boring to just sit in one shop all day. I like getting out and seeing different places and meeting different people. I think it keeps me young.
I recommend that you buy a compressor with an air tank. It produces constant air flow, unlike the diaphragm model, which creates pulsation. You have to choose as large as possible reservoir tank. It provides constant, smooth air flow.