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Old 02-22-2012, 09:24 AM
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Compressor (DIFFERENT PLEASE READ)

Ok guys here we go again.

I've read all of the posts on compressors, heck I've even been involved in a few of them in the past. So all I'm looking for is actual compressor recommendations. With most of the posts there aren't many people indicating specific compressors, it's more of whats specs to get. I know OLDRED said to stick with a 60 gallon tank as long as the motor is the proper 2 stage with lots of amps.

My usage is medium to heavy. I paint my own cars so all that comes along with that, the DA, air tools etc. Because of moving to Florida I sold my older 80 gallon 2 stage compressor and will purchase a new one when I get there. It looks like the compressor that I listed below is the ticket for my price range. Can't go much more than that(budget wise). If you guys have a better suggestion that's a small amount more or even less for that matter I would appreciate it.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0475_200350475

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Dave. Here's my two cents worth. I guess it depends if you want new or not, but I bought a used DAYTON 2 stage w/60 gal tank for $500 10 years ago and I use the heck out of it. No problems at all. If you don't have to have new, there are a lot of good used out there at good prices where a guy might have gotten a nice one for his garage & decided he doesn't really use it enough to warrant keeping it. You could end up with a good commercial type for few dollars. Good luck with you search. Bob
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Thanks Steve I appreciate the advise but I have never had great luck with buying mechanical things used and would rather get new in this instance. I think the only way I would is if I knew and trusted the word of the person I was buying it from. Thanks again.
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That Quincy should do great. I have heard nothing but good reviews on it.

2 year manufacture warranty and if you spend the $50 or so a year on the Quincy maintenance kit you can extend it up to 5 years. Not too bad IMO.

Same compressor I have chosen to purchase, just haven't decided on who I should purchase it from yet. My thread on it is directly below this one. Don't know of any local places that sell Quincy so my best bet is online for me anyways to avoid taxes, just have to pay lift gate fee.
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Check Northern Tool they have it with free shipping. Good luck.
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I'm really surprised I haven't had a ton of responses. I know everyone loves to list the specs of a compressor but no one has any opinion on specific models? I at least expected OLDRED to chime in.
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I know you're opposed to used however, if a unit is well maintained it can last forever. I get most of my stuff off of CL and have scored some real gems! Here's one in your area that looks good. You'd have to check it out but 15 hp, 250 psi and what looks to be a 120 gal tank would be all the air you'd ever need! Yeah, it's 3 phase but for the price they're asking you could buy a new inverter and you'd still be under the price Northern wants for the Quincy with 3 times the horsepower and twice the tank capacity.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/2848198755.html

Believe me, they're out there. I work for the U.S. Postal Service. This is sitting in our boiler room. Looks very similar to the one in the CL ad above. This one was installed in 2001 and has never been used! We run semi-annual routes on it and it's inspected yearly. It's virtually brand new! They're about to close our building and I'm sure this will go to government auction. I can't buy it. Believe me, I've tried!

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Thanks I appreciate the advise and looking on Craigs List for me. I had a great 80 gallon, 2 stage compressor in MD that I just sold because I'm moving to Florida if I was staying I wouldn't have sold it. I have looked on CL down there but nothing great. I will keep looking but I'm just a little Leary. Thanks
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Ok guys here we go again.

I've read all of the posts on compressors, heck I've even been involved in a few of them in the past. So all I'm looking for is actual compressor recommendations. With most of the posts there aren't many people indicating specific compressors, it's more of whats specs to get. I know OLDRED said to stick with a 60 gallon tank as long as the motor is the proper 2 stage with lots of amps.

My usage is medium to heavy. I paint my own cars so all that comes along with that, the DA, air tools etc. Because of moving to Florida I sold my older 80 gallon 2 stage compressor and will purchase a new one when I get there. It looks like the compressor that I listed below is the ticket for my price range. Can't go much more than that(budget wise). If you guys have a better suggestion that's a small amount more or even less for that matter I would appreciate it.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0475_200350475

Thanks
Dave


Please don't mis-understand about the size of the tank, there is nothing wrong with an 80 gallon tank in combination with the right pump/motor which except for the cheap outfits is almost always the case. My point about the 80 vs 60 gallon was not that one was necessarily better than the other just that it's a mistake to let the size of the tank be the main determining factor when selecting a compressor. Choose the CFM, type(single stage/two stage) and brand/price range you want as your primary considerations.


That compressor you linked to is an excellent choice and if the specs meet your needs should provide many years of service for you.
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I would choose the Mpressor, the sound design possibilities would probably fit your electro aesthetics. And the company is next door to you.
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I would recommend an Eaton I've had mine for 7 years it runs great. When I fist bought it had a question about what oil to run in it and how often to change it.
Called Eaton and talked to one of the Eatons it's a family run business. They took their time and discussed it with me. It was delivered promptly and crated nicely.
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I would recommend an Eaton I've had mine for 7 years it runs great. When I fist bought it had a question about what oil to run in it and how often to change it.
Called Eaton and talked to one of the Eatons it's a family run business. They took their time and discussed it with me. It was delivered promptly and crated nicely.

Yeah they are a really nice bunch at Eaton, REALLY????

Never mind all the effort they went to apparently trying to conceal the FACT they are Chinese imports!

Eaton Compressor threatens to sue me over "Made in China" compressor post
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Thanks for all of your advise guys I will check out Mpressor when I get down there they look a little on the pricey side if they don't work out I think I'm going to go with the Quincy. Thanks again.
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