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Project by JayZiggaZeus posted 07-09-2018 10:22 PM 804 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Detailed build on my blog: http://xylotekniche.com/2018/06/18/air-compressor-mobile-cart/.

Got a free Atlas Copco SF2 oil free air compressor, brand new with 0 hours on it (approximately $7K+ at the time). Had to take advantage of it. Stepped up the voltage from the 208VAC coming into the building to 240VAC. Build a mobile wood cart for the entire setup, bc I wanted the ability to move this later on.

Hose reel is probably the best thing on there. Middle of the reel has a pipe tee connected to the yellow 3/4” hosing. The pipe tee in the middle extends out on both sides, where the compressor side has a swivel connector, and the handle side just has a cap at the very end of it. Effectively, the handle is pressurized. But tossed on a PVC pipe over the pipe so it wouldn’t be accidentally twisted loose.





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pottz

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#1 posted 07-09-2018 10:25 PM

a7k compressor for “free”,youve got some pretty nice friends.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 07-10-2018 01:39 AM

Sweet deal on the compressor. Nice build and very creative with the handle.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 07-10-2018 02:01 AM

A big you suck on the compressor.

Why did you put the electrical on top vs the side? My question is that tops become collectors of crap, and I would not want the stuff on top of the boxes.

Enjoy your new compressor, she’s a beauty. I don’t usually see screw compressors with tanks… That will serve you well, just remember to service it often. New oil regularly, and filters.

-- Jeff NJ

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JayZiggaZeus

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#4 posted 07-10-2018 03:47 PM



A big you suck on the compressor.

Why did you put the electrical on top vs the side? My question is that tops become collectors of crap, and I would not want the stuff on top of the boxes.

Enjoy your new compressor, she s a beauty. I don t usually see screw compressors with tanks… That will serve you well, just remember to service it often. New oil regularly, and filters.

- woodchuckerNJ

Jeff-

Only reason I put those on the top was primarily to avoid pushing this relatively heavy rig, lose control of it down a relatively steep ramp outside of the workshop, and end up damaging the step-up converters and fused kill switch. It does get dusty up top, but not too bad since a lot of the work I do is pretty far from the compressor, hence the 100’ 3/4” hosing.

Also, the plus side is that this is an oil-free compressor, so the maintenance is really down to flushing the base of the standing tank every once in a while so that any condensed water doesn’t rust the bottom of the tank. And the air filter, like you mentioned.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-10-2018 09:48 PM

This is very nice, Jay. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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