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Forum topic by Raymond posted 09-16-2010 04:34 PM 1698 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Raymond

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09-16-2010 04:34 PM

I know what everyone is thinking. I’m thinking it to. Ray just go and get a compressor and get on with it. I wish it was this hard to find something to eat. I’d be skinny…Oh so anyways Fleet Farm as Puma brand compressors. This one looks interesting http://www.fleetfarm.com/catalog/product_detail/tools/air-tools/puma-135-psi-20-gallon-air-compressor any thoughts.

-- Ray


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RedShirt013

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 05:10 PM

While there are a lot of cases where I way overthought my purchase decision, it’s better to waste that time than having doubts later whether you got the best value for your money. Plus, you tend to learn somethings that will be useful later on in other areas.

I wonder if it’s truly 5HP when it’s on 110V and only manage such CFM, but for that price you aren’t expecting a 5HP anyway. If possible look for the duty rating too, the compressor can pump a lot more even if it’s 65% compared to 50%

-- Ed

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 06:14 PM

Like the fella says…............”Indecision is the key to flexibility”. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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Raymond

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 07:43 PM

Well now I was at Home Depot and I saw this http://www.homedepot.com/Husky/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ63mncZrd/R-100083906/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 for 399.99 I’d need to add a regulator and run 220 to it. Oh what to do…

-- Ray

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 02:47 AM

IVE HAD MY PUMA FOR YEARS. KEEP THE OIL CHANGED AND FILTERS CLEAN . I PERSONALLY WOULD GET A 60 GAL TANK. PUMA IS A MUCH BETTER COMPRESSOR IN MY OPINION.

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 03:17 PM

Thanks Twiceisnice, I am seriously considering the Puma. I like the idea of an up right compressor. They take up less space. Although they are not as portable. But then if I need portability I can get a small portable one if I need it.

-- Ray

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syenefarmer

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 04:42 PM

Like others have said, there is no way it’s a running 5HP but I doubt if that will really matter if your usage is primarily just around the house stuff. The PUMA that Fleet Farm sells looks and specs out very much like the Powermate Industrial Air version sold at Farm & Fleet.

I recently purchased the 30 gal version of the Industrial Air compressor at Farm & Fleet and so far I’m very pleased with that purchase. One thing to check when you get into compressors in this classification is the circuit you will be running it on. My 30 gal draws 15 amps and I have to make sure that when I’m using it I have nothing else running on that circuit or it will pop the breaker. Ideally a 20 amp circuit would be best if you have one available.

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#7 posted 09-20-2010 03:16 PM

Good advice on the circuit. I think i have the compressor I want nailed down. Now waiting to see if it goes on sale.

-- Ray

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