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Old 07-01-2004, 09:40 PM
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Opinions on several compressors

To preface this, I apologize for a frequently asked question. I have used the search feature to learn about the important characteristics of a compressor but when it comes to actually choosing one I am at a loss. I have looked at harbor freight (mainly out of lack of knowledge of other places) and here are a few I have found:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3848

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=32357

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34887

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45159

I will be the only one using this compressor. Besides the gammet of pneumatic tools I'm planning on painting my 66 Comet and if possible do some blasting. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. If they all are subpar could someone provide a link to something more comprobable to what I should be looking for. Thanks!

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Old 07-01-2004, 10:01 PM
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I like the http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34887 it has enough cfm at 90 psi and it also has a 2 cylinder compressor
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Old 07-03-2004, 07:59 AM
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Norcal,

Take a look at this website, they give some good tips and their views on different items:

http://www.autobodystore.com/

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Old 07-04-2004, 08:11 AM
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I've got the Campbell Hausfeld

I use it for sandblasting small areas, painting, all my air tools, which consist of impact wrench, body saw, cutting wheel, and an air nibbler. It's never given me a moments problem. Don't freak out if you buy this one and when you first get it installed it runs a little high on pressure until it's broken in. Mine would usually cut off at 145/150 psi for about the first 10 starts, and as you can read in the specs, 135 is supposed to be the max. I called about it and the guy said that there's a sensor on the pressure relief and once the spring loosens up on that, then it'll start pressuring up to specs. Sure nuf it did. Good all purpose compressor.

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I did more reading and pretty much accepted that I need to purchase a 2 stage compressor. I' tried locally to find a compressor reconditioned, or even new for that matter but I haven't had any luck. The only website I'm aware of is harbor freight. Can someone recommend some others?
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:38 PM
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New Stuff:

www.air.ingersoll-rand.com
www.industrial-air-compressors.com

Dutch

Check this one out:
http://www.industrial-air-compressor...essor-3-1.html

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You rock Dutch : D

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I was given this link recently
http://www.eatoncompressor.com/page/page/504413.htm
Check it out. They look like heavy duty compressors at decent prices.
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:16 AM
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This page also has some good basic reading on selecting an air compressor and running the airlines for it in your shop:

http://www.oldsmobility.com/air-compressor-piping.htm
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