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Old 02-04-2005, 10:54 PM
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Did I buy a P.O.S. Compressor?

Here's the deal. I needed air. I wanted a 60gal 5hp comp, but I couldn't find any used machines with a vertical tank in my budget. I ended up buying a 30 gal, 3hp vertical tank for $250 CDN ($200 US) I guess I could have spent more, but I want to keep a little reserve for other gear (torch set, small forge, anvil etc...) It is a belt driven Atlas Copco single cyl (alum casing and cyl / head) with a newer Leeson 3 HP high speed motor. I don't know if its piece-mealed together with different components, or only had a replacement motor. I was skeptical,but decided that the motor was worth $250 anyway. (would make a great disc/drum sander) Can anyone supply any details regarding this compressor head? (model: Type TE15B?) I know Atlas Copco is better known for the bigger industrial stuff.....I figured maybe this head is off some medical or specialty compressed air system.... Any ideas?? I'd really like to know what delivery or horsepower rating this has....
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