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How Long Will An Oil-Free Compressor Last?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

I like these kinds of compressors ( and that’s just under – stating it here, he he he he heh he heh ) …. look at several models of these on the Bing search engine, and type in “images” ….. now let me share more ….

So first of all, I would like to just say here that you’re looking at the basic 10 – 15 year time frame. Give or take, obviously. But if it’s a ROTARY – SCREW oil – free compressor, it can live for even longer than that, usually. Here, you would be looking at a total of 20 – 30 years instead. The general rule of thumb, if you prefer to measure this life – span out by “hours of service given” instead, would be somewhere within 2,000 – 8,000, appx. Yup … if you think about it, though, 2,000 to 8,000 hours is a lot of service given. You could use that thing for quite a while, continuously, or for several separate times.

Now, then, I would also like to point out this —- if it’s an older model, you’ll do best to upgrade. Original, more classic models tended to get anywhere from 200 – 400 hours … no joke. That’s considerably low when you think about it. Just get a new oil – free air – compressor so you won’t need to be worrying about that, my friend ….

In addition, I would like to also state the fact that usage habits, routine care and maintenance checks are everything here. They can literally help decide how long the machine will live, at the end of the day. Have a regular calendar and schedule for when you inspect and upkeep your product and its parts. Teach yourself ( for free, of course ) how to look up and maintain this product and how often to do it. YouTube videos ROCK …. I used to use these a lot, when I was first getting started and had no frickin clue what in the heck I was even going to do, as a newbie to the whole thing …. I had no confidence, no experience, and no tools …. but I had to start somewhere ….

I suggest you please listen to me and go and do the same, friend ….

Now, then, with all that said ….

Just keep in mind that oil – compressors ( especially more modern ones made these days, he he he he he heh ) will always last a bit longer. They have longer shelf – life, in other words, and also can do more continuous jobs. Some would even say they’re better, because of this. If you want to know the truth on that, either way, read my blog “Which is better : an oil – compressor or an oil - free compressor?” It’s on this page, too …

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