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Old 08-05-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to get my first shop air compressor for years now. I have a two car garage and claim to be able to work on brakes, rotate tires, easy stuff, ya know. I'm at the point where it just would make a lot of sense to be able to use air tools occasionally, top up my autocross tires, grind metal, blow dust, etc. I'm looking for something that will last, and keep up with me as I require more cfm's in the future. My buddy is willing to sell me one of these for $600 with a water remover and 50 ft snapon hose. your thoughts?

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:21 AM   #2
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dont bother with that. its just a rebranded compressor. not worth 600 bucks. used i would say maybe 150 but because it says snapon people thing its worth gold.

being that its just your garage i would just pick up a 60-80 gal two stage 220v compressor from lowes or home depot. both are around that 600 buck mark and both are much better then that.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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I believe you, it is made in china. But what makes it $1399 retail? the name?
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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yep, the name for that one is all you are paying for. i bet if you do enough searching you can find that exact one for 1/4 the price with a different name on it. snapon just restickers a lot of there products (like these)
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
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yep, buy one cheaper, I've got a 15 gal one and that size works great for me, depends on your usage. Think I paid less that 200 for one at sears.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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not sure if you have a harbor freight near you but my dad has a very similar compressor... 30 gallon 6hp or somewhere around there. They have it for around $350. My dad's has worked great for him over 5 years now... no issues.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #7
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Go to Sears ( where I work ) we got best prices . This up coming sunday s friends and family I thibk its like an extra 20% off
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #8
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Its all about CFM, and that is really low.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #9
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Go to Sears ( where I work ) we got best prices . This up coming sunday s friends and family I thibk its like an extra 20% off
thanks. I actually already picked up a craftsman impact gun for $4.00 after rebate and signing up for the credit card. I'll have to go look.
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7scfm @ 125psi is ok, not great. That will not be enough to run a grinder continuously, but most tools will be great.

But 125psi max, combined with that flow and that tank capacity, personally I would look for a compressor that holds 200psi.
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7scfm @ 125psi is ok, not great. That will not be enough to run a grinder continuously, but most tools will be ok.

But 125psi max, combined with that flow and that tank capacity, personally I would look for a compressor that holds 200psi.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:09 AM   #12
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Its all about CFM, and that is really low.
Says the painter.

Most compressors i've looked at rate cfm at 90 psi, so its hard for me to get an idea of what this would make at that. 9-10?

If that's right, i think that's borderline continuous grinder, d/a territory. But plenty for just about anything else but painting.

And the price on that snap on-
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #13
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7scfm @ 125psi is ok, not great. That will not be enough to run a grinder continuously, but most tools will be ok.

But 125psi max, combined with that flow and that tank capacity, personally I would look for a compressor that holds 200psi.
Why would he need a comp that will hold 200psi? Can't think of any non industrial that does that. 125psi is fine.
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My next compressor will be Ingersoll Rand. Sure they cost more, but the 3 HP 60 gal is made in the US. Also they're rated for commercial use.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #16
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i wont buy another IR one after the last two T30s cracked on the tank lol. both in the same spot and both about a month out of warranty. the pumps were good though these were the 5hp ones (true 5hp)
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^^i would be ultra pissed... two times! time to go crack some skulls...

I just picked up a CH 60g one from my local tool supply. It's the small 3.2hp 10CFM (supposed to be...) one but it's plenty for a hobby compressor. If it was for a shop and used daily, I would go with something else.

I use a compair compressor at work... 270hp. 190psi at ~1000scfm. yay.
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