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Forum topic by Woodchuck2010 posted 07-08-2016 09:18 PM 427 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodchuck2010

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07-08-2016 09:18 PM

This was just delivered yesterday. It will work great in the shop. Small footprint, decent power and 6 gallon tank.

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 07-08-2016 11:17 PM

Looks good….how quiet is it?

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Woodchuck2010

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#2 posted 07-09-2016 12:24 AM


Looks good….how quiet is it?

- Redoak49


Eh. Not very. Not terrible, but you have to talk loud. Maybe a cabinet for it. idk The price was right. Regular $169, special buy price $79

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Northerner

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#3 posted 07-09-2016 03:36 AM

it looks good and i really like the double outlets.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning!

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Woodchuck2010

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#4 posted 07-09-2016 04:11 AM

It works really good for a small compressor. 150psi max. 2.8 scfm @ 90psi. Thats about as good as it gets for a small machine. I’m happy with it.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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daddywoofdawg

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#5 posted 07-09-2016 04:25 AM

I have one with the same specs,don’t plan on using air tools on it other than say a nailer.or it just stays on and can’t fill fast enough to run most air tools.

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Woodchuck2010

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#6 posted 07-09-2016 12:07 PM



I have one with the same specs,don t plan on using air tools on it other than say a nailer.or it just stays on and can t fill fast enough to run most air tools.

- daddywoofdawg

Exactly what I got it for. Nail guns and cleaning off machines occasionally.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 07-09-2016 01:22 PM


Exactly what I got it for. Nail guns and cleaning off machines occasionally.

- Woodchuck2010

BINGO! And at $79, it’s great for that, and maybe pump up a few tires when needed.

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distrbd

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#8 posted 07-09-2016 02:16 PM

didn’t know Ridgid made air compressors,I have an older Campbell/\Hausfeld of the same specs, I mainly use it to blow sawdust off my clothes so when I go in the house I don’t get shot for spreading dust all over.

I wonder how many of hobby woodworkers use a real big compressor for running air tools,or spray paint/varnish etc. but so far I have resisted buying a bigger one .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Woodchuck2010

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#9 posted 07-09-2016 02:21 PM


didn t know Ridgid made air compressors,I have an older Campbell/Hausfeld of the same specs, I mainly use it to blow sawdust off my clothes so when I go in the house I don t get shot for spreading dust all over.

I wonder how many of hobby woodworkers use a real big compressor for running air tools,or spray paint/varnish etc. but so far I have resisted buying a bigger one .

- distrbd

Oh yeah. Have to blow off the clothing. hahaha. I have a big compressor in the garage. Originally to run impacts and wrenches. I have since gone to cordless tools and the compressor is used for tires and blowing off the various tools, floors, cars, etc. Ridgid, btw, makes just about everything. You only see some of the tools at Home Depot.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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vasbyt

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#10 posted 07-10-2016 12:32 PM

Have you got an air prep set for the compressor, basically an air filter and regulator, this will take dirt out of the air before reaching your tools and depending on the type of filter oil residue if the compressor is lubricated, I would recommend a small refrigeration air dryer to remove condensation, if any of the above get to your tools they will act like grinding paste – I sold air compressors (from about 0.5 kw up to about 750 kw in CFM terms in the thousands)for quite a while so just my experience

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