Just try and stay away from the "oilless" models because they are nothing
but noise makers. I have one and I cringe every time I have to turn it on.
Missouri City, Texas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Duncan M. Nickles [SMTP:DNICKLES@mbakercorp.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 9:34 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [oletrucks] air compressor questions
> I have been reading all of the recent postings about air compressors and
> shop set up. I have the impression that those of you with the large
> compressors are running more that your average shade tree garage.
> I too have been contemplating a compressor but am on hold until the funds
> materialize (or quit disappearing at least).
> I have been looking at the CFM displacement rather than the psi rating,
> etc... but the large compressors that have been discussed lately seem to
> be overkill for typical handy man activity. If I go to Sears, Home Depot,
> or Lowes and but a small compressor - less than 200 psi with a relatively
> small tank - less than 50 gal. - the CFM ratings are still there that I
> can run impacts, wratchets, die grinders, drills, sanders, paint guns,
> etc... I am not planning on running hydraulic lifts or anything of that
> industrial nature, but I may look at some small scale sand blasting in the
> future. I also will use the compressor for pneumatic nail guns in the
> Am I missing the boat? I definately cannot afford a $750 - $1000
> compressor (probably for the next 20 years). But I can afford $300 - $400
> for one from Sears, Home Depot, or Lowes. Will I be disappointed? I
> realize that the compressor will run when I am using high demand tools
> like sanders, drills, and die grinders.
> Duncan Nickles
> Canonsburg, PA
> '59 Chevy 1-ton
> '75 Jeep CJ
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