Hey Greg (nice name :) ),
I've been looking for a "real" compressor to get as well. It looks like I
won't be traveling every week, so I should have time to get back working on
I've been looking at this one from Sears:
It is in the price range you are looking for ($819). I'm not sure who makes
their compressors for them, but it has good specs:
2 stage pump with splash lubrication
17.4 SCFM @ 100psi
16.9 SCFM @ 175psi
Max psi is 175
240 Volt. It doesn't say, but I'm pretty sure it is single phase.
If anyone has experience with this model, I'd be interested in any feedback.
From owner-spridgets at autox.team.net [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Gregory Groiss
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 10:48 PM
To: spridget list
Subject: Buying a Real Air Compressor
I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a real air
compressor. All I have now is a 26 Gal, "5 HP" Home Depot model which
is great for operating a nail gun, filling up tires and well that's
I am looking to spend around $850 and want to get the most for my
money. I would like something powerful enough to use for HVLP
spraying, sanding, and sandblasting, along with the basics.
I was looking online and came across the Ingersoll-Rand Model# SS5l5
at Northern Tools for $799 including shipping. Seems powerful enough,
60 GAL, 5.0 HP/11.5 Peak, 18.1CFM @ 90PSI/ 15.5CFM @ 135PSI. Just
wondering if anyone had any experience with this compressor and/or
northerntools.com or some other suggestions on compressor Make/Models?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.