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  1. #1
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    Default Buying Compressors made easy?

    I am looking for a new compressor and have learned a lot lately from other forums on compressors. Who would have thought that there is so much to them. Here is the link to the thread where I was asking questions and there are link to others inside so if you want to build a shop quality compressor setup read the threads. There is several hours of reading. but, very informative. That HD and Lowes style large compressors will do our be hives but, not much more turns out.

    Enjoy,

    http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/comp...ml#post1406292

    Quote Originally Posted by eastsidebuzz
    I have gotten allot of education on compressors the last few days. Glad I found this forum (thanks oldred) and a few others off of posts in the hotrodders forum. These are some of the ones I found especially helpful outside of here.

    http://www.oldsmobility.com/oldsmo/...pic.php?f=8&t=5
    http://www.tptools.com/StaticText/a...ing-diagram.pdf
    http://www.tptools.com/StaticText/AirConsum.aspx
    http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=90894

    I also went to HF to get a paint shaker (looks cool might mix paint for me). But, I looked at thier compressors again. That whole Chinese junk thing worries me. They have one that looks good but, not sure. $799. See pictures below. This is the belaire one with an italian motor not the Chinese junk one.

    I am also still thinking of the Quincy at $1399 but HF is sure tempting at the lower price http://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...50475_200350475



    Last edited by EastSideBuzz; 04-17-2011 at 12:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    Did you look at the Ingersoll Rand Type 30t? I bought one in 1980, 1 1/2 hp, that will out do most 3HP compressors. I think they are still made.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    That one would be too small. I need a 5hp with a 60-80 tank. I need it to get to 175 to run my sanders correctly and hit my bee house 500 feet away and still have pressure. We do repairs down in the bee shed in the bee yard in the middle of the property.

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    You cant go wrong with an Ingersol Rand.I have a 5hp one that I bought 15 years ago at a warehouse auction,Seems they used it to run part of a conveyor setup.It has provided years of dependable service running air tools in a body shop (very high demand)They are the gold standard of compressors.

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    Easyside- an IR maxes out at 200 PSI. What CFM do you need? 500 feet with a surge tank seems doable.

    Roland

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    I've been using air compressors for along time and I would reccommend the Ingersoll Rand. You can always get parts for them if you need them. As the saying goes you get what you pay for. I invested in a new one back in 8/2005 here are the specs on it:

    Model TS4L5
    15.8 CFM
    60 Gal
    230 volt
    175 psi
    Two stage
    It will run all the air tools I have so I am well satisfied with it, check northerntools.com
    Matt....

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    IR's are bulletproof, we have been running one (now two) for 20 years in a big truck shop without a hitch....and that is running 1" impacts.
    I guess I should mention mine are 220 3 phase.

    Last edited by NasalSponge; 04-21-2011 at 09:04 PM.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    I have a nice sears one, good warrenty on it also, I have had zero problems with it.

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    Default Re: Buying Compressors made easy?

    Quote Originally Posted by NasalSponge View Post
    I guess I should mention mine are 220 3 phase.
    I tried to get 3 phase here and they wont let me. Seems 2 miles is to far out in the woods for 3 phase. I run 220 for most everything so that is not a problem it is that extra leg of 110 that makes the 3 phase I don't have.

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