|Review by reggiek||posted 07-27-2009 09:50 PM||3664 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
- Hitachi EC79 13 amp 2HP 6 Gallon Oil Free Pancake Compressor
- Brand: Hitachi | Category: Compressors
I just replaced my old pancake compressor ( A Porter Cable – a few gasps and then gave up the ghost – after about 9 years of very hard service) with this model from Hitachi. It was very reasonably priced even if not on sale!...and has more power and more capacity then my old model. So far it works great!....and I am very happy with the extra capacity.
I use the mini compressor’s to blow off tools, work areas, projects and to run finish nailers, staplers, framing nailer, roofing nailer and various pnuematic grinder/sanders. This mini runs great off a generator…and this is much cheaper then buying a gas powered compressor (of course I already have a generator – I have not priced the two components against the one….but a jobsite generator is a must so you might as well go this route). The mini are nice in that I don’t have to fire up the big shop compressor I have just to blow out a router or other tool.
The only issues I have so far is weight, its a bit heavy…mostly caused by the lifting handle location thats a bit awkward…I would recommend putting this one on a small hand cart. It is also quite noisy for a small compressor (which will probably quiet down once it is broken in)...but it comes up to pressure very quickly – these items make it a 4 instead of a 5 star review and I would lean towards 4.5…if I could do that.
-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!