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Old 04-27-2005, 07:08 PM
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info on air compressor

Just wanted to say hi before I post my first question here. I just found this site about 2 weeks ago and am restoring a 68 rs camaro.

Anyone know where I can find information on a snap-on air compressor model AC580V. All I know is that it is a 2-stage, 220V and it is about 10 years old. I am looking at buying this used, and I want to make sure it will do what I need it to do. Which is run DA sander, die grinders, HVLP paint gun, etc etc. The guy selling it believes it is a great deal and I am leaning towards believing him. The other compressors I have been looking at is one of the IR ones(new) the 2340N5 which is a 5HP 80-gal vert which creates 14.7 CFM @ 175 PSI.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I don't know what the price for the compressor is, or how much use it has had over the years as well as upkeep, but I just bought a new a/c 3 weeks ago and there price is not really bad. For paint work/bodywork, I think it is a necessity to have a 2 stage compressor hands down. I have done bodywork with a single stage and it just works them to death. I bought one from Home Depot 80 gallon tank 2 stage cast oron head 220 V etc... for $927 out the door. It is 7 horse continuous and 4 horse otherwise I think. Anyways I wish I could have bought the one for $1700.... For home use with an occasional job, I think it will do fine.... if I had a small body shop I ran all the time, I would want a larger HP motor etc... Hope this helps a little

Make sure you get one with a cast iron head and not one with cast iron sleeves... they do not last as long... dont believe the hype on that one. Cast Iron all the way

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Hey thanks for the info BondoKing. Yeah it is for home use and I'm not sure on the abuse it has seen in last 10 years. But the guy did say it was all cast iron.
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So I contacted Snap-on and they said I should contact the manufacturer ... gotta love that. But the manufacturer is Dee-Blast, I guess they build snad-blasting cabinets, and it doesn't appear they sell just air compressors. Needless to say I have an email out to them.
But it doesn't make me feel good that if I do need support on this a/c I won't be getting any help from snap-on.
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I tell you RS I would just buy one from your local store that carries such, or purchase it from the net depending on shipping cost.My wife knows of a place up in Indiana that sells compressors at super low cost, maybe one was sent to a store missing parts or had a broke valve, they buy them fix them and sell them for several hundred dollars less with a warranty of some sort. I will get the web address from her if you want it. I looked into it, but at the time they did not have a large enough one for me.

I forgot to mention that you want it belt driven not direct shaft too. Really 5 horse should be the min if you want to do serious paint work, and I would run synthetic oil ( Mobil 1 ), not compressor oil if you are going to have high cycle time of the compressor ( meaning making it run all the time ).

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That website would be great to have BondoKing. Yeah, I have decided on not buying that a/c. Better to pay a little extra and be sure I get want I want/need, plus I know where to get support for it if needed.
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Cheap compressors in Indiana?

Just wondering where this place is since I live in Indiana. Thanks for the update.
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