7 best oil-free air compressors

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Oil-free compressors are widely used. These devices can be found in the food and pharmaceutical industries, in mechanical engineering and in everyday life. As the device operates without oil, it produces high quality compressed air. This is the main advantage of oil-free compressors. Today the Russian market offers a wide range of devices from different manufacturers. Our experts will help you determine the main selection criteria.

Compressor selection criteria

Design features. Oil-free compressors differ from each other in their design.

  1. The spiral models are a simple device where two spirals play the main violin. One of them is in a static position, while the other is constantly rotating. This is how air is pumped.
  2. The screw compressor consists of two chambers. One of them sucks in air from the atmosphere. In the other chamber, two screws rotate towards each other, forcing air.
  3. The piston device resembles the operation of an internal combustion engine. Only the piston is driven by the torque that is transmitted through the crankshaft from the electric motor.

Power and performance. The key characteristics of an oil-free compressor are the power of the electric motor and the capacity of the unit.

  1. For work with airbrushes or cleaning computer equipment, small models with a power of 0.3-1 kW are suitable, producing up to 180 liters of compressed air per minute.
  2. If you need to work with pneumatic tools or carry out painting work, then it is preferable to take a more powerful (1.1-1.5 kW) and efficient (200-250 l / min) unit.

Receiver. Depending on the type of work performed, the size of the receiver is also selected. The smaller the volume of the tank, the faster the compressed air leaves and the more often the compressor has to be turned on. But a large receiver makes the device heavy and bulky, which is inconvenient for transportation or home use. Therefore, with a low consumption of compressed air, compressors with a receiver up to 10 liters are suitable, and for large-scale works it is better to take a model with a tank of 20-50 liters.

Convenience of movement. When the compressor is frequently moved from place to place or transported, the user pays attention to issues such as weight and dimensions.

  1. Lightweight models (up to 20 kg) are usually equipped with legs and a carrying handle.
  2. Heavier compressors are equipped with castors, making it easier to move around the workshop or garage.

Equipment. Compressors differ in the richness of the equipment.

  1. Novice craftsmen should take a closer look at the devices that come with an air hose, a paint spray gun, blowing and pumping guns, and all kinds of nozzles.
  2. Professionals already have the necessary set of additional accessories. Therefore, for them, it seems preferable to buy only the compressor itself.

We've handpicked the top 7 best oil-free air compressors to review. It will not be difficult to buy them in stores in Russia. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine took the conclusions of experts as a basis, not forgetting about the responses of domestic consumers.

Rating of the best oil-free air compressors

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best oil-free air compressors 1 Metabo Power 250-10 W OF RUB 14,258
2 Craton AC-300-50-OFS RUB 17,990
4 ABAC Start O20P RUB 15,980
5 greenworks GAC6L RUB 6,119
6 Fubag Smart Air RUB 6 349
7 ELITECH KPB 190/6 + OH RUB 5,998

Metabo Power 250-10 W OF

Rating: 4.9

Metabo Power 250-10 W OF

Experts have discovered the optimal combination of performance, mobility and ease of maintenance in the Metabo Power 250-10 W OF compressor. The model is a lightweight (24 kg) and compact device with a single-phase connection. The manufacturer made an original design, where he put convenience of work in the first place. The instrument panel has connection outputs and manometers with a well-readable scale. Additional options include the possibility of winding the power cord and protection against overheating. The model becomes the winner of our review.

In reviews, users praise the device for high-quality assembly, optimal layout, and quiet operation. The disadvantages include a high price with a minimum configuration.


  • high-quality assembly;
  • convenient control panel;
  • quiet work;
  • lightness and compactness.


  • high price.

Craton AC-300-50-OFS

Rating: 4.8

Craton AC-300-50-OFS

Compressor Kraton AC-300-50-OFS stands out for its high performance against the background of competitors. The model has a coaxial drive, which allows a pressure of 8 bar at low power (2 kW). The productivity of the device at the inlet reaches 300 l / min, compressed air from two compressors is accumulated in a receiver with a volume of 50 l. The downside of high technical parameters is a large weight (40 kg), which limits the movement of the device. The experts gave the model the silver of our review.

Russian users note the compressor's advantages such as a 3-year warranty, quiet operation, and fast pressure build-up. On the downside, they include one outlet for a pneumatic tool, unreliable tightening of fasteners.


  • high performance;
  • large receiver;
  • quiet work;
  • 3-year warranty.


  • heavy weight;
  • the build quality is lame.


Rating: 4.7


The Fubag HOUSE MASTER KIT compressor has an optimal ratio of productivity (180 l / min at the outlet), weight (18.2 kg) and price. Experts consider the model an excellent option for working in the country or in the garage. The model is equipped with an economical electric motor (1.1 kW) and a 24 liter receiver. But most of all, the device attracts potential buyers with its rich set. Together with the compressor, the manufacturer supplies a spray gun, a hose, a blow off nozzle and a tire inflation gun.

The third line in our review is explained by the difficulties in setting up the device. At the first start, the motor refuses to turn off after reaching the maximum pressure, only the emergency valve is triggered. The problem is solved by turning the adjusting bolt counterclockwise.


  • rich equipment;
  • light weight;
  • good performance;
  • affordable price.


  • adjustment required.

ABAC Start O20P

Rating: 4.6

ABAC Start O20P

The Italian ABAC Start O20P compressor is distinguished by its ease of use. Experts classify the model as an industrial class for its high productivity (230 l / min), the ability to adjust the pressure and low weight (14 kg). Among the advantages are high air quality, anti-corrosion coating of the receiver, and efficiency. The single-cylinder model has a direct drive, which makes it possible to make the most of the low motor power (1.5 kW). The weak point of the Italian compressor is the small receiver (6 l).

Domestic users are still restrained in their attitude to the device, they are not satisfied with the high price and small supply of compressed air. There are no complaints about the build quality, anti-corrosion coating and performance.


  • high quality;
  • lightness and compactness;
  • good performance;
  • profitability.


  • high price;
  • small receiver.

greenworks GAC6L

Rating: 4.5


The smallest direct drive compressor is the American model greenworks GAC6L. It is equipped with an economical 0.3 kW electric motor that delivers 40 l / min. The device weighs only 6.8 kg. The unit is perfect for working with airbrushes and pneumatic staplers. A comfortable wide handle is available for carrying the compact device. The compressor can be operated both vertically and horizontally. The amount of incoming air and pressure can be adjusted.

Domestic consumers like compactness, lightness, affordable price and ease of use. But the noise level does not suit users, as well as the real maximum pressure level (6.9 bar).


  • profitability;
  • lightness and compactness;
  • ease of movement;
  • pressure adjustment.


  • noisiness;
  • the maximum pressure is too high.

Fubag Smart Air

Rating: 4.4

Fubag Smart Air

The multifunctional device is the German development Fubag Smart Air. The compact device is sold with 6 accessories. The manufacturer supplies with the compressor a 3-meter hose, guns for blowing and inflating tires, nozzles for filling compressed air balls, mattresses and bicycle wheels. With a power of 1.1 kW, the device has a capacity of 180 l / min, creating a pressure of 8 bar. However, experts consider the main advantages of the model to be compactness, lightness and good quality. The compressor falls into the 6th place in our review because of the small receiver.

Many users find the 2 liter supply of compressed air insufficient. Within 8 s, the receiver is emptied, so the compressor has to work constantly.


  • compactness and lightness;
  • rich equipment;
  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly.


  • small receiver;
  • noisy work.


Rating: 4.3


At the most attractive price, the Russian-Chinese compressor ELITECH KPB 190/6 + OH is being sold on the domestic market. Its experts refer to semi-professional equipment that will provide compressed air for airbrushes, paint spray guns, pumping guns and other pneumatic tools. The model is equipped with a 1.1 kW electric motor, the compressor has a capacity of 180 l / min at a maximum pressure of 8 bar. The air flow can be adjusted, the volume of the receiver is 6 liters. The set includes a spray gun and a hose, for carrying the device weighing 11 kg there is a convenient handle.

Domestic users like the model for an affordable price, good assembly, and compactness. Of the minuses, there is a small supply of air.


  • low price;
  • good quality;
  • compactness;
  • pressure regulation.


  • small receiver;
  • modest equipment.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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