This is the compressor I got last month to replace a 6 hp Sears one. The
difference is unbelievable. It's fun now to bead blast and I should be set
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randall" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 1:47 PM
Subject: RE: [TR] Opinions on air compressor
>> All the sears models seemed to be a bit low on the cubic feet
>> per min at 90 +
>> psi for use in a blaster or similar air requirement.
> But, Sears also carries models from other makers that do put out plenty of
> air. For example :
> (not that I'd buy from Sears, just pointing out they do carry 'real' air
> Might also be worth mentioning that due to a relatively recent lawsuit,
> "hp" ratings on air compressors are changing considerably. Last time I
> a stroll through Sears, it was very obvious which compressors had been
> re-rated as a result of the lawsuit, as they all drew about 1kVA per rated
> "hp", instead of the 0.3 - 0.6 kVA per rated "hp" of the older units.
> My rule of thumb is that if the motor name plate doesn't call for roughly
> 1kVA per rated "hp"; the maker is lying to you and should not be trusted.
> Buying a "2 hp" compressor that runs from a 110v outlet is like buying a
> perpetual motion machine, IMO.
> Looking at the compressors lined up at Harbor Freight just the other day
> they all pass the above test, now.
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