Effortlessly wheel your air compressor where it’s needed. No need for second trips to fetch hoses, tools and fasteners, they are all self contained in this handy, easy-to-build cart.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:May 2007
You can all of your tools, materials and accessories together.
Build this mobile home for your small air compressor and roll it to any job, anywhere in the shop, house or yard! The built-in air hose reel and tool bin keep your whole air-powered tool operation together. Measure your compressor before building. You may have to alter the dimensions so yours will fit.
Cut out the plywood parts with a circular saw
or a table saw and a jigsaw for the curves. Bore the 1-1/4-in. dowel holes before assembling the cart. Mount casters to the underside of the base with lag screws, then mark and drill holes in the crosspiece for the hose reel and bolt it on. That’s it! Organize nail guns, nail packs, nail gun oil and tire inflation accessories in the handy tool pockets and you’re ready to roll. Our thanks to Phil Mason for this design.
Use these dimensions as a guide, but measure your air compressor and make adjustments as necessary.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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