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Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

What are ya'lls opinion on this Air Compressor?Air Compressor
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

8 gallon isn't very big. Impact tools will drain it down really quick. Forget about running a die grinder. Look for one 20-25 gallon; you won't be sorry.

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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

Its only 99 bucks... I could pickup a 20gallon tank and adapt?
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

Sure, but then you'll reach a point where the 2hp compressor motor won't fill real quick. The price is right, but once you start adapting and buying another tank you might wish that you bought the bigger one in the first place. I think the 20 gallon compressors are something like 5hp.

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Thanks for the nfo... I've been looking for a good compressor... tired of using friends'
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

It is really small. 2 HP is not enough power to run air tools real well. Buy a bigger more powerful compressor,. You will not be sorry. My dad and I have been through 2 compressors before we found the one we like. It is a 7 HP 80 gallon that puts out aout 16FM at 175PSI, if I remember correctly. It is a huge compressor.
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

I think it ts to small to do much with.

An Example:

2 years ago my wife bought me a 30 gal 5hp direct drive compressor. I was thrilled to get it, but very quickly got tired of hearing the very loud direct drive compressor run all the time, and fail to deliver enough air to run a half Inch inpact wrench long enough to take off 4 tires without stopping.

6 months later I pulled a 60 gallon tank with a westinghouse compressor on it out of the junk yard after adapting a 5 hp motor to it I am now happier than with the brand new 30 gal that sits in the corner and has not run in a year.

The direct drives are un godly noisy, and I am not real fond of the pump. If I had it to do over again I would save the dough I blew on both of them bought a 9.5 cfm model and been happy from the get go Just my .02
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

I have a 20gal 5hp compressor that I run compressed air throughout my entire barn with (4 spots to hook up to air inside, 2 outside). I wish I had a bigger compressor, but this one is on wheels and is still easily moveable, so I make do with it. It does drain quickly with air tools.
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

I have a 6hp 30 gallon Craftsman. In that size, it was one of the tops for the cfm. I wanted one big enough to paint with, not big jobs but enough. It has done everything I needed it to do air tool wise. I have not painted with it yet. The ones that are small stand up compressors look great. It is loud though. Depends on what your plans are for it, but you really need to check the air requirements of the tools you plan to run with it.
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Re: Shop Compressor? Any thoughts?

A good rule of thumb for compressors is to buy what you can't afford x2 . I finally got ahold of a good used old Speed Aire, it's rated at 28cfm @ 175psi . The old girl weighs in at 700lbs with the motor on it , took 6 men to get it in the basement . But, I can run my 3/16" nozzle sand blaster all day, and never even get it hot . Go big as possible , regret it a lot less later .....
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