My old air compressor was lost to a fire and I am looking to replace it. My main uses will be filling tires and such but I also want to make sure it can reliably run an air impact wrench for extended periods. I have a chainsaw I don’t need and put it up for trade on a local classifieds site. Someone has offered me a Charge Air Pro 5HP 20 gallon oil free compressor. I was always under the impression that I wanted an oil lubed version for durability. The only reason I can see wanting an oil free is if you are running a paint sprayer where oil contamination is a concern.
Is this compressor a good fit for my needs or not?