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post #1 of 37 Old 10-24-2018, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question Air Compressors.

I am looking at getting 1 and been thinking aboot this 1. What Do youse guys have in your Garage?? https://www.rolair.com/products/air-...ctric/5520k17a I do not need 1 of those big hulking behemoths that you see in Auto garages.. Was at 1 time looking at those craftsman compressors but sears has filed 4 chapter 11 now. so good luck on ever getting parts if youse should ever need them. plus their reviews on them were not that great anyway..

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post #2 of 37 Old 10-24-2018, 04:50 AM
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I have a 1.5kW, 8 bar, 24 litre model. Cost was around 100 (115$).
I chose one with oil lubrication as it's quieter.
I chose the size because it's easy enough to move around.
It's plenty enough for tyres, water pump pressure tanks, blowing dust out of stuff, etc.
I don't paint with it (would maybe consider an oil-less model if I wanted to paint)
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I have a 15 gal craftsman I got cheap and works well but also keep a 3 gal HF one for small jobs like tires filllups and such.

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I have a 2006 Thomas T-2820ST, 13-1/2-amp, 2-horsepower, 4-gallon, oil-free twin hot dog compressor
5 cfm at 100 psi; 74 dB. I'm using it for tires.
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I don't know anything about the one you are looking at. I did quite a bit of research when I was in the market and found a good deal on a California Air compressor at a good price. Take a look:

https://www.californiaairtools.com/q...onsumer-grade/

I agree, I don't think you will be happy with one of the cheaper, large "Big Box" store compressors. Most are cheaply made and so darn loud. The California Air ones are a bit pricier but you won't believe how quiet they are. I bought one similar to this and you can immediately see the quality in the components compared to others. I also liked the smaller footprint they take up. I have a small garage and look for any opportunity to free up space.

https://www.californiaairtools.com/q...s/cat-10020sq/
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Just a word on Craftsman compressors. Finding parts will never be a problem. Sears don't make their own compressors. My 60 gallon 6.5hp Craftsman was made by Devilbiss. Others were made by Ingersoll Rand.
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looks like a nice unit PS93

I have this one for the kids toys and car tires. Its pretty much useless for everything else tho; one hit with the impact gun and it runs out of breath. Shoulda spent more.



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I didn't see mention of the max pressure. I like at least 150 PSI, just for loosening those tough bolts with my impact wrench.
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I'm planning to pick up one of these over the winter: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...pressor-30-gal

$350 is a pretty good deal for a 30 gallon oil lube unit (quieter and longer lasting than the oil free ones) and in terms of output, it's as good as it gets for 120 volt. Pretty much anything bigger will be 240 and is meant to be bolted down.
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This another 1 I am looking at also. https://www.rolair.com/products/air-...20k17d#image_0

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