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Forum topic by BoxO posted 11-26-2016 02:44 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BoxO

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11-26-2016 02:44 PM

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Hey folks, I would love to hear some opinions on a compressor upgrade for a smaller shop. I have been using the same 5 gal. compressor for close to 15 years.
The problem being is that during the winter months the cold starts take pre-planning and its own floor heater. I want to upgrade to a 28 – 30 gal air compressor for the shop. The oil less compressors sound great but I am just not sure on the longevity of such a unit. If you have any incite, please I would welcome your two cents. I would also like to know of the brands you have found to be quality for the price.

Thanks
Jim


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Sunstealer73

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#1 posted 11-26-2016 03:44 PM

I have a big oil less Craftsman that is about 15 years old and still working fine. It’s the 2-stage model with an 80 gallon tank. It is really loud, that’s the only bad thing about it.

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syenefarmer

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#2 posted 11-26-2016 04:28 PM

You didn’t say what your price point is so I don’t know if this will be relevant or not. I have this oil style air compressor, http://www.industrialairusa.com/prod_detail.php?model=ILA1683066&cat=1 , and it sells for something in the neighborhood of $400. The noise level is moderate IMO. If this brand is not available where you’re at then I’m sure another clone brands will be.

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#3 posted 11-26-2016 05:37 PM

for construction when working winters in colorado i put synthetic oil in mine .used an engine oil . worked for me .
http://www.homedepot.com/p/California-Air-Tools-5-5-Gal-Aluminum-Portable-Electric-Air-Compressor-5510A/207142915?MERCH=REC-_-homepagehorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-207142915-_-N
i am not saying this is the model you want but this company makes very quiet machines .
will be upgrading to one myself for work .

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