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The best 5 HP reciprocating air compressors are ideal for smaller professional jobs that require the use of compressed air, but the demands are lower than their industrial counterparts. It can be a bit tricky, however, to find the best reciprocating compressor for the specific application that you need, especially if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.

We’ve compiled a list of our top three below, to give you an idea of what to look for.

VR5-8 Reciprocating Air Compressor – This model is ideal for a small shop with one or two employees. It still comes with some standard accessories that typically come with larger compressors and it is ready to work hard. It’s also small enough that it won’t require much space. With the standard routine maintenance with oil changes and ventilation requirements, this compressor should serve you well.

View more about the VR5-8.

RCP – C581VS Reciprocating Air Compressor – This offering from Chicago Pneumatic and their Iron Series brings a high level of reliability and efficiency into the fold. It’s a two-stage piston compressor packed with all the standard features and built with a cast iron pump. There’s also a two-year warranty with no additional purchase required.

View more about the RCP-C581VS.

HR5D – 12 Reciprocating Air Compressor – This duplex compressor comes with a 120-gallon tank and corrosion-resistant valves, and 10 horsepower. It’s built with durability in mind and can withstand years of consistent use. Multiple employees can use this compressor at the same time with optimum performance and dependability across a wide range of applications.

View additional information about the HR5D -12.

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Compressor Services has a selection of the best 5 HP reciprocating air compressors ideally suited for lightweight business applications. Our team of friendly experts can help you find the compressor best suited to your use or application. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific uses!

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