Tool Time - Air Compressors

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    My air compressor is giving up the ghost. The tank is rusting through little pinholes. Epoxy works to plug it but it is just getting too bad. It was my dad's so it has had a full life. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good air compressor? I'd love to spend under $400. I have several air tools and three nailers. I also have a small sand blast setup that I'd like to be able to use. I'm guessing I need around 5CFM at 90 PSI but that's just a guess. I also want one that requires oil.

    I know it's a long shot on here but does anyone have a suggestion besides putting the air hose up my anus and/or pee pee hole?
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Put the tank up your ass.
     
  4. gwartney

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    Chriza l liked your old av much better.
     
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    Do you want one on wheels or a 60 gallon upright? Mine at home is 60gal 5hp running on 220v
     
  6. Daveindiego

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    There is this store called Home Depot. You should check if you have one nearby.

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. gwartney

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    It's gonna have to be 110 V for now. I don't think a 5 horse 60 gal is going to come in at $400. It would probably be more like 2 horse at 110V
     
  8. gwartney

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    Yes, Dave, I rely on the experts at Home Depot that for all of my advice. They love giving it so much that they accept minimum wage just to dispense their expertise to the masses.
     
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    you don't need all that shit

    get a Dremel.
     
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    i picked one up at harbor freight. that could be an option for ya.
     
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    It's a compressor.

    You're not going to get behind the wheel, and drive to Canada with it.
     
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    Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Check out the fat wallet on MtK72.

    Nigga, you shop at Grainger with your own money?!!! You crazy!!

    I only use Grainger when work is picking up the tab. :cheer:
     
  15. gwartney

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    $400 isn't going to get you much of an air compressor. Definately 110 and a single stage. Doesn't sound like you need anything big other than the sand blaster, even the small ones gobble up air so you'll be waiting while it recovers. Check craiglist, you might stuble upon a gem for cheap.
     
  17. gwartney

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    I hadn't thought of them or northern tools I'll check them both out.
     
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    I get a steep discount through work. :dancin:
     
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    Yeah, I pretty much figured out I wasn't getting a pro one. I will check out craigs list. Maybe someone going out of business might be sellng one.