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Old 03-15-2011, 02:10 PM
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Compressor suggestions

I'm looking for a shop compressor that will operate pneumatic ratchets along with sanders for body work. My garage is wired for 220 so if that is necessity that will be no problem. I would like a compressor that will be able to handle any aspect of rebuild project.

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:42 PM
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Harbor Freight. The US General has got to be the most "bang-for-the-buck" deal out there. You'll need the large two stage model. This is a good fair priced USA made compressor, it's on sale quite often.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:45 AM
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Find a good used one. I picked up this one this week from a service station turned store. Paid $300 for it. It was so heavy we had to take it apart to load it in my van.
Quincy 310 60gal.



All I have to do is clean it, paint it and reassemble it. It is super quiet.
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Tractor supply has a number of air compressors.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:32 PM
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Eagle C5160V1 is what I have, and it seems to do all of the things you have mentioned.



My shop is plumbed with 1/2" copper, and the cooling tower in the picture above really helps to remove a lot of the water.
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Very nice job you did there.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:55 PM
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Hi Clay
I picked up what looks like the same compressor only mine was built for the US Army & has a gas engine. I have it in my bus so I'll have air wherever I'm working. The shipping weight is 700# I'll try to put some pictures up.
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PS Oh! I forgot the best part, it cost me $150.
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Clay, basically IMHO you stole that thing! That pump alone is worth what you paid for the entire outfit assuming it is in decent shape and even if not it still would be worth that price in rebuild-able condition, you did well!
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Tractor supply has a number of air compressors.

yeah, but you can't beat that Quincy find! Old Speedaire units are great as well... anything old and USA made really... providing it was cared for/not too many hours of course.
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Clay, basically IMHO you stole that thing! That pump alone is worth what you paid for the entire outfit assuming it is in decent shape and even if not it still would be worth that price in rebuild-able condition, you did well!
I've seen other used Quincy's on line for a pile of money.
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The pictures won't load here, but their in my photo album.
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I have bought a couple new ones over the years. USA made upright from the mentioned TSC or local farm store. I think I bought the last one from Costco in Anchorage. Look for one that will do at least 12 cfm at 90 psi. Even then don't plan on using a die grinder much or you will be waiting on the compressor a lot.
The one in my currant garage, I built myself.
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I have bought a couple new ones over the years. USA made upright from the mentioned TSC or local farm store.

Which compressor did you buy from TSC that was USA built? I was not aware of any from TSC (that certainly does not mean they don't have them however), even the Ingersolls they sell are Chinese imports. I am not disagreeing with you it is just that these questions are fairly common here and finding a good source for quality built compressors is worth checking out so we can pass on the info when asked.
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Hi Rich.

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The bus looks great, BTW ... and that wheelchair lift is a real back-saver too, I am sure. Proably good for about 500-600 lbs?
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Thank You very much for explaining how to post pictures here. I printed it & pined it on the cork board for future use. And thank You for the complement on the bus. That lift is great, I stopped at Keith's (K-Star) to pick up a couple of my engines, His comment "this is just tooo easy"
Thank You again, Take care
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