Reply by Mark Shymanski

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Which Portable Air Compressor To Buy?

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5621 posts in 3711 days

#1 posted 12-12-2010 10:32 PM

I’ve got the Porter Cable pancake compressor; actually I have two…sortof. I bought the first one to do the hardwood floor in our previous house. Worked great had it for about 5 years doing typical handy man type work. Then, about a year ago, the idiot that owns my shop left the compressor turned on and forgot about it while he went to work for over a week without ever coming back in the shop. I guess it cycled so many times that it just died, and I am not sure what exactly happened, it just won’t run for longer than a few seconds if at all. Anyway based on that great performance (except for my stupidity!) I bought a second one expecting the same kind of reliablity. Didn’t get it with this one, doing the hardwood floor in our new house the compressor will work great for a couple of hours than will do something strange, it seems to vent (somewhere, I cannot find where) the high pressure out and will do this for quite a while. It just happened to me yesterday in the shop whilst I was planning some boards ( I use the compressed air to clear out dust chips and stuff while working), it vents and basically is useless. I should have returned it while it was still in warranty but didn’t (another point toward the stupid rating:-). I will not be buying another PC pancake compressor, and from what I have been reading here I will probably invest in a compressor that is lubricated as I understand they are MUCH quieter.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics