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It works great and won't bug anyone upstairs

It works great and won't bug anyone upstairs

173 days ago by nerdkraft | 9 comments »

TL;DR – would recommend. Quiet but not silent. Works for driving 18GA brads and blowing off parts of the shop. Great value. I live in San Francisco in an 1897 built victorian. While I’m fortunate enough to have some shop space what is officially a ‘storage’ area, the building has little insulation and all the bones are huge timbers that transmit sound and vibration like crazy. As such, my first (mis)adventure in getting a PC pancake compressor quickly led to complai...

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Senco pc1010 air compressor

Senco pc1010 air compressor

1235 days ago by phtools | 8 comments »

OK, a little play on words there, but the truth is that this small compressor is great.Know what you are buying, and then rate it from that point of view. I’ve seen people here say that this Senco is too small, lacks enough reserve air so it doesn’t keep starting to recycle, and all sorts of other comments which show they have no idea of what they are talking about. You don’t buy a Prius, or a Smart Car, to use as a tow truck, and you don’t buy a small compressor like ...

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Makita MAC5200 3 HP Air compressor

Makita MAC5200 3 HP Air compressor

1184 days ago by phtools | 7 comments »

I purchased this compressor as a replacement for a 26Gal 5HP husky I had. There was nothing wrong with the Husky it was simply that my space could not accommodate it. I intended to use this as a homeowner who always has a project and as someone who uses compressed air for multiple purposes. I did alot of research and narrowed it down to either the MAC5200 or the DeWalt D55146. I decided on the Makita because of the lower price and the oil lubricated pump. The reason oil lubrication was import...

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RapidAir - it doesn't get any easier than this

RapidAir - it doesn't get any easier than this

1161 days ago by Loogie | 7 comments »

For full coverage of this install, please see my blog post on the subject. I decided to go with the RapidAir system due to it’s advertised ease/speed of assembly. I ordered the Master system from Rockler with one manifold, two outlets and 100’ of tubing. The system was a breeze to install with no leaks at all. It is very flexible, easily modified and maintenance free (so far). I couldn’t be more happy with the system. I just wish they sold the tubing in lengths less t...

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A great little compressor at a very reasonable cost

A great little compressor at a very reasonable cost

338 days ago by Jofa | 7 comments »

For the past ten years I’ve been using a Harbor Freight, 21 gal. compressor and it’s served me well. In fact, I really didn’t take care of it and surprisingly it lasted as long as it did. I believe the original oil was in it. (yikes!) Of course, when I started my little business I started using the compressor on a regular basis and it started showing signs of failure. Blowing the breaker at startup, running slow and eventually not starting at all. I figured it was ti...

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After 5 years it's still kicking

After 5 years it's still kicking

172 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

I own only two newer craftsman tools. One is a 4” grinder that has lasted me 4 years after makita’s and dewalts burned out after about a year each. Go figure. And this little compressor that has been stellar..I’ve been wanting to give this little compressor it’s due for some time now as I’ve had tons of experience with it. .This compressor is now rated at 1 hp. Mine was labeled 1.5 hp. I think though that they are the same item. The hp must have been reassessed o...

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Excellent budget-friendly compressor for brad nailing and tire inflation

Excellent budget-friendly compressor for brad nailing and tire inflation

67 days ago by ikillbugs | 7 comments »

Recently I was heading to a big box store to pick up a Porter-Cable 6-gal air compressor but stopped into a local pawn shop first to see what they had to offer. I walked out with this cute little compressor for $25 (it is only $69 new at Home Depot or Amazon, with accessories). I figured it’ll be a nice starter compressor to run a cheap HFT brad nailer, and the price could not be beat. I could upgrade later if need be. Since I have no immediate plans to buy a framing nailer or spraye...

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A big step up ( with a few nice extras)

A big step up ( with a few nice extras)

1142 days ago by sawblade1 | 6 comments »

Good evening LJ’s, 1. It came with an air hose2. Dual couplings 3. Goodies, Goodies,Goodies A few more of the great features are that it is oil free No oil to maintain, the controls are up front and easy to use, moisture drain is easy to use and operate, and the air ratchet, impact gun, and hose seal the deal. Out of the box the finish is nice and the overall quality is great but where this excels at is with my HVLP gun Although it is labeled for occasional use with spray guns I don...

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Compressor

Compressor

2259 days ago by GMman | 5 comments »

I have a Cambell Hausfield compressor worst tool I have ever purchased I tried to complaint to the company and never got an answer, it is noisy , it takes for ever to get to 100 pounds , had it for 2 years and took back on the warantee twice and it is ready to go back

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Hitachi Compressor - Nice for the Price

Hitachi Compressor - Nice for the Price

1812 days ago by reggiek | 5 comments »

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...

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