Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
If you have a friend who has recently purchased an air compressor, he or she might be eagerly telling you about it and even offering to lend it to you when the need arises. If the person's birthday is fast approaching — or, if you just want to give an "anytime" gift — there are a number of suitable options that you can consider. There are a number of attachments that the person will eventually want to get to use with his or her air compressor, so consider taking the initiative to buy an attachment as be a gift that you know will be used and appreciated. Here are some specific attachments to consider.
If your friend does any sort of woodworking, he or she will likely love an orbital sander attachment for the new air compressor. This attachment is a valuable tool for anyone who needs to sand wood, whether it's while making some new cabinetry, stripping the old finish off a deck to refinish it, or any other project around the home or yard. Orbital sander attachments will typically come with some sanding discs, but you can consider buying a few extra discs in various grits.
A nailer attachment for the air compressor is something that your friend will likely use a lot in the coming months and years. This tool makes the job of nailing an object quick and easy. For example, if the person will be laying some hardwood flooring, it's far quicker to affix each board with the nailer attachment, rather than attempt to nail hundreds of nails into the wood by hand. There's also no risk of hammering one's finger or thumb with an air nailer. This attachment is ideal for someone who does carpentry as well; if someone is making storage boxes out of wood, for example, the pieces can be nailed together with this tool.
A cutting tool attached to the air compressor can be handy for a seemingly endless list of jobs. With the right size and style of cutting disc, your friend can cut metal, plastic, wood, and virtually any common material. For example, if your friend is doing some plumbing work around the house, the cutting tool can slice through copper or PVC pipe much quicker and easier than cutting either pipe by hand with a hacksaw. You can also buy a package of cutting discs to give alongside this gift.
For more information, contact local professionals like A-1 Rental.