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mercury88 08-04-2005 07:38 PM

buying a compressor
 
I have been working on cars for years and finally i want a compressor.
I want to use it manly for sand blasting, orbital and random sanders, doing body work.
what would be a good size for a small garage. i was looking at a 5 HP 125 Max psi. today for $318.00, at a TSC store in town on sale. made by cambell. is this size ok or should i go bigger. i don,t want something that will be a waste of money or over kill.or to small to use for the air tools and sand blasting I am restoring my cougar and want to sand blast the underside and any other rust on it . and undo alot of the 20 year old bolts, to repair or replace the parts
thanks for any advice guys
Richard Ontario, Canada

fatrat 08-04-2005 08:12 PM

I've had a Sears 6hp upright for about 6 years. I've been doing body work, painting, grinding, sanding, you name it. It never gave me any problems, although it's a little loud.
Good Luck, Ed

alkyaltered 08-16-2005 09:47 PM

I have a 6 hp upright also works fine for me,me and a buddy bought ours at the same time and he has a body shop,he works the crap outta it and it's been 7 or 8 years and haas not had anything major.

Oh yeah Campbell-Halstead(sp)


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