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Old 11-12-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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Is this guy any good for the garage weekend warrior?
http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/bla...ompressor.html

I was thinking of using it to fill air in the tires as well as using it to loosen bolts all over the place...any good?
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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Is this guy any good for the garage weekend warrior?
http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/bla...ompressor.html

I was thinking of using it to fill air in the tires as well as using it to loosen bolts all over the place...any good?
I'm sure it's do tires just fine. It'd probably have to kick the compressor on pretty often because the tank is so small, though.

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:20 AM   #3
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I have one and don't like it. As the other Mike said, the compressor kicks in real often because of the small tank. Trying to use any tools is an exercise in start-wait for compressor to bring tank back up-start...... I'd recommend getting the largest tank you can afford.

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:32 AM   #4
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I have one and don't like it. As the other Mike said, the compressor kicks in real often because of the small tank. Trying to use any tools is an exercise in start-wait for compressor to bring tank back up-start...... I'd recommend getting the largest tank you can afford.

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Best suggestion I've heard from almost everyone that has a compressor. Go big.

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:48 AM   #5
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Agree with those above, that compressor would be good for filling tires and that's where it would end. I would doubt it would have the umph to break loose things like the lower shock bolts and other suspension components.

If you want to run impacts you want to have a little more than the impact is calling for. Look at the cfm ratings.

I would recommend something with a 25 or 30 gallon tank for a hobby shop/garage. 1.5 hp or so.

Also I would get an oiled unit. The oil-less ones are quiet but they lack longevity under constant use and are generally non-serviceable. That appears to be oil-less but I didn't look it up.

Save up a little and you won't be dissapointed. If your buying new I would spend between $300.00-$600.00. Or find a used one.

Happy owner of a 1.6hp 30 gallon vertical.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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Best suggestion I've heard from almost everyone that has a compressor. Go big.

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agreed, buy one 2X as big as you think you will even need. even at that you, at some point, will find it to be to small.

im now at 60 gallon 5.5hp 2 stage compressor with 15.9cfm at 90psi, yeah i dont run low on air now.

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Old 11-12-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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I agree with what everyone has said above, you will want a much larger tank. I should also mention though, make sure the outlet it is plugged into is connected to a circuit that can handle it. If not, every time the compressor kicks on it will trip the circuit and it's incredibly annoying to have to stop what you're doing to go reset the circuit breaker.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:15 AM   #8
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This is one of the better deals for a great compressor out there. Cast Iron, oiled, and way quieter then one of those cheapo oil-less ones.

6CFM at 90psi will also pretty much handle anything.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100063473

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Old 11-12-2008, 09:16 AM   #9
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I agree with what everyone has said above, you will want a much larger tank. I should also mention though, make sure the outlet it is plugged into is connected to a circuit that can handle it. If not, every time the compressor kicks on it will trip the circuit and it's incredibly annoying to have to stop what you're doing to go reset the circuit breaker.
True. I had to add a circuit in my garage right after I bought my compressor. I've got a 30 gallon upright Craftsman. It works, but it's loud as hell. I usually take a break and leave the garage whenever it kicks on.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:12 PM   #10
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I have a 60 gal., 2 stage and wish I had more (120 gallon, 4 stage w/ 100% Duty Cycle sounds nice).
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