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Old 11-08-2014, 08:17 PM
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Consider what other air tools you might want to power in the future. Buy right and buy once (IMHO).
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:24 PM
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Consider what other air tools you might want to power in the future. Buy right and buy once (IMHO).
Keep in mind that tools have different "needs". Auto body tools and such work better with a big air tank. My nail guns love the small tank/ quick recovery of the contractor style compressor. Keeps a more constant pressure albeit less volume.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:48 PM
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I picked up my compressor from harbor freight. I could not find a better unit for the price.

Do not buy the oilless ones. Not as robust.

Honestly for the DIY guy, you wont beat harbor freight I think
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:13 PM
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I have the ingersoll-rand garage-mate pictured earlier in this thread. It has been great for the last 11 or so years.
It bridges the gap between "homeowner" and "permanent" compressors.
You don't want to move it around much, but you can wheel it around when needed. It is much quieter than cheaper compressors.

I have been looking at the harbor freight cast iron oiled compressors for my dad. Judging by the reviews they are probably OK.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:33 PM
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I have the ingersoll-rand garage-mate pictured earlier in this thread. It has been great for the last 11 or so years.
It bridges the gap between "homeowner" and "permanent" compressors.
You don't want to move it around much, but you can wheel it around when needed. It is much quieter than cheaper compressors.

I have been looking at the harbor freight cast iron oiled compressors for my dad. Judging by the reviews they are probably OK.
Can you lift it into a truck or suburban? I've considered upgrading mine as well and did like the initial stats on that one. 110V correct?
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:45 PM
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Can you lift it into a truck or suburban? I've considered upgrading mine as well and did like the initial stats on that one. 110V correct?
Two people could get it in a truck, but it can be awkward to strap it down standing up vertically.

When it was purchased, the salesman said the only thing to watch out for was to not operate the compressor for 24 hrs after it had been on its side (like to load in a truck).
It needs time for the oil to drain back into the crankcase if it has been on its side.

Mine has been flawless for 11 years. Probably about time to change the oil
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