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#1 posted 08-30-2012 12:05 PM

Yes, that may be correct.

I guess it is just a thing I have with a bad experience. I purchased the dewalt, it featured 5.2 CFM at 90 psi, I think had a 4.5 gallon tank on a fixed dolly with max PSI at 210 lbs. I paid around 400.00 brand new. And it was a great compressor but when it was 15 months old it gave up on me. So if there is such a thing as a bad buy, that was it. No way should anyone have those kinds of issues with any compressor in 15 months. In hind sight, I know I could have probably used a rebuild kit for the pump and got the compressor working again. But how often would I have been faced with rebuilding an oiless pump on the dewalt?

I do think if you only plan to run an occassional nail gun, you are probably going to be fine no matter what you buy. But we sprayed with our compressor and we needed to be able to depend on the compressor. Now we use an 80 gallon, 7.5 up SpeedAire, but it is not very portable. ;)

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