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Rotary screw air compressors: ABAC SPINN series 2.2kW to 5.5kW model review

Originally, respected air compressor manufacturer ABAC had aimed its SPINN series of rotary screw compressors at larger industrial users. Subsequently recognising that smaller businesses might also benefit from energy-efficient and cost-effective rotary screw compressors, ABAC extended its well-received SPINN range, adding 2.2, 3, 4 and 5.5kW models in addition to its existing larger 7.5kW and ... Continue Reading

Air Tool Review: CP872 Chicago Pneumatic Straight Air Die Grinder

Chicago Pneumatic have been a big name in pneumatic tools for more than a century now and in that time have received a reputation for the innovation, quality and excellence of their air tools. The CP872 Chicago Pneumatic Straight Air Die Grinder is no exception. Designed with safety and efficiency in mind this compact standard-duty ... Continue Reading

Air Compressor Review: ABAC Genesis Rotary Screw Air Compressors

Industrial rotary screw compressors used to be cumbersome, space-hogging and arduous to install, requiring a ‘Heath-Robinson’ jumble of pipework and connectors to link the various separate components of a compressed air system – compressor; receiver; dryer etc. – together. Happily, thanks to pneumatics experts ABAC the days of impractical, high-maintenance rotary screw air compression systems are ... Continue Reading

Air Compressor Review: Michelin MCX24 Direct Drive 2HP 24Litre Air Compressor

If any company should know a thing or two about how to make a decent air compressor, its pneumatics specialist Michelin. When they’re not kitting out high-performance Formula One racing cars, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer produces a nice line in air compressors, and for all round domestic use Michelin’s MCX24 Direct Drive 2HP 24Litre ... Continue Reading

Air Compressor Review: ABAC BV3914/150T Belt Driven Vertical Air Compressor

Space is a luxury that not every workshop or garage has to spare. You need an air compressor that’s got the power and reliability to tackle semi-professional or commercial tasks, but what do you do if you haven’t even got room for a portable air compressor? ABAC has the answer with its BV3914/150T Belt Driven ... Continue Reading

Air compressor review: Bambi BB8 Budget Silent Air Compressor

To describe any of Bambi’s air compressor’s as ‘budget’ is selling them short. Certainly Bambi’s BB range of air compressors is inexpensive, but the performance, build quality and reliability are anything but ‘budget’. The Bambi BB8 is the smallest silent air compressor in the budget range, making it perfect for domestic users and hobbyists working ... Continue Reading

Air compressor review: ABAC B312/60P Belt Drive Air Compressor (3HP 60 Litre 7.9 CFM)

What do you do when you want an air compressor with the power, capacity and performance to handle tasks more demanding than the average domestic air compressor can cope with, but you don’t want to install a dedicated power supply for it? Abac has the perfect solution in its ABAC B312/60P Air Compressor; this air ... Continue Reading

Bambi Apollo Pro-Spray 1500 HVLP Spray System Review

Founded in 1977, Bambi has been at the forefront of innovative air compressor technology for thirty-five years, and the Bambi Apollo Pro-Spray 1500 High Volume, Low Pressure (HVLP) Spray System is testimony to the company’s commitment to providing high quality equipment that also represents excellent value for money. Conventional (or old-fashioned, if you prefer!) spray ... Continue Reading

ABAC engineAIR Petrol Air Compressor Review

Not every job that requires compressed air can be completed in a workshop or garage where there’s an electrical supply within easy reach. What if you need to work on a drive, building site or even in the middle of a field? A two-thousand metre electrical extension cable just isn’t practical, so the answer lies ... Continue Reading

Bambi VT250: big output, small footprint

Building on its success with the BAMBI VT oil free range of low-noise air compressors, Bambi has developed a new 1.8kW version combining highly compact dimensions with what the company describes as a class leading air output. With noise levels starting as low as 74 dB(A), these compressors can be sited near the working area ... Continue Reading

Air Compressor Review: ABAC Monte Carlo D4 Direct Drive 3 HP Air Compressor

In just thirty years, Italian air compressor manufacturer has become an industry leader with an estimated ten million ABAC compressors currently in operation around the world. ABAC’s Monte Carlo D4 Direct Drive 3 HP Air Compressor is a good example of the quality and engineering that have brought the company such success over the last ... Continue Reading