Here's a follow on...
Our good friends at Harbor Freight have these options:
(7.5, 80 gal, 26 cfm @ 90psi, 175psi max) for $1400 regular price
and this one:
(5hp, 60 gal, 15.8 cfm @ 90psi, 165psi max) for $850 regular price.
I can get 20% Off each of those with readily available coupons, making the
final prices $1120 and $680 respectively.
What about those?
On Wed, 7 Oct 2009, Mark Andy wrote:
> Ok, there've been some good air compressor discussions on here, and now that
> I might go buy a 'real' compressor, I have some questions...
> Oh. The main motivating reason for buying one now is that we have a motorhome
> that needs 110 psi in the tires. My current craftsman 33 gallon jobby I got
> ten years ago shuts off at 125psi or so and by the time you get to the end of
> the hose line at the tire, I can't get any more than 105psi in the tire.
> Not that I haven't been wanting to upgrade the compressor over the years, of
> course... It'd be nicer if it was quieter, could run a cutoff without running
> down, handled a small blast cabinet easier, etc.
> Anyway, looking at 'real' compressors, this one looks nice to me:
> It has some of the highest cfm at 90psi I've seen, max pressure is 175psi,
> and the pump runs at 805 rpm which I assume means it'll be pretty quiet. The
> downside, of course, is price. Its by far more expensive than any of my
> other options.
> This Pro Quad 5hp 2 Stage on this page:
> is a good bit cheaper. But it shows 1310 rpm and apparently produces a
> little less air. So my question with this one is... how much noisier should
> I expect it to be? Or is pump RPM not everything for that.
> Then, my other option and going in a totally different direction would be
> something like this:
> Obviously the win is price. It seems worse in every other respect and may
> even require me to manually dump air to cycle the compressor if it doesn't
> kick on around 130psi or so to keep decent pressure at the end of the hose
> for tires. But man is it cheaper, and there's a couple year old used one for
> $300 not too far from me.
> So... Any advice? In particular, are there any compressors similar to the
> first two that are significantly cheaper?
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