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scrapwood

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09-17-2010 02:21 AM

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I have a question about my compressor.I have a craftsman 2 stage oil less 175 psi compressor recently the drier on this unit crapped out and started to leek and hiss and drive me nutsThe o ring seem to go. its an old drier and went to depot to find a replacement. So i found one and got it home only to find out the max pressure was only 150 psi . so i plan to return it and find one that meets my needs.my question is i plan to in the near future do some spray paintig some of my projects laqure,urathane,paint ect. should i purchase and higher end drier for that and if so where to buy them ? also i have a few air tools nailers,impact wrenchs,sanders ect, what do most do about oiling these tools? in the past i have just hit the gun with some light oil a few drops in the air inlet.wondering should i but a oiler too and configuer a set up thats seperates the drier side from the oiled side?


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twiceisnice

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 02:41 AM

I USE A MOTORGUARD M-60 . THE FILTER IS A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER THAT CAN BE CHANGED AND WORKS GREAT. REGULATE YOU AIR PRESSURE DOWN IF YOU HAVE A PRESSURE REGULATOR. I OIL MY AIR TOOLS THE SAME WAY. I WOULD NOT PURCHACE AN OILER UNLESS THE TOOLS WERE BEING USED HARD ALL DAY ALL WEEK LONG.

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#2 posted 09-17-2010 04:48 AM

...as for your air tools, put an oiler on another line from your tank and run your tools from that.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 09-17-2010 05:17 AM

I run all my air tools between 90-120 with no problems, small compressor, don’t know why you need 175, I just put a drop of oil into the tool inlet every time I use the tool and they seem to last forever.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 05:27 AM

The toilet paper filter sounds like it would work pretty well- it would absorb moisture quite well, but you’d have to keep an eye on it. I would recommend a pressure regulator, as well. 175 psi is way too much for most woodworking applications. Most brad nailing I do is in the 50- 80 psi range. More than that, like using my impact wrenches, I use 120 psi. But that’s serious wrenching time. Like twiceisnice and Pete_Jud say, unless you are running tools hard all day, you don’t need a line oiler, just drops.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 04:48 PM

I don’t have an oiler either, use them as you said, a drop or two every time you use them.

I have three German nailers I bought in 1985 along with a Thomas oilless compressor, all are still running well after using them on site for 15 years, now used in my shop.

They only recieved a drop or two of oil a day…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 09-17-2010 05:34 PM

As a mechanic for 20 years I used air tools daily. No shop had oilers in the lines. Just a few drops of oil designed for the purpose in the air inlet daily is all that is required.

Richard

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#7 posted 09-17-2010 09:39 PM

Warning, not all nail guns use oil. I know some of the newer Senco are oil-less. Be sure you know your gun.

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scrapwood

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#8 posted 09-19-2010 04:28 AM

thanks for all the input ,i also never run my guns at anthing over 90-120 but the potencial is there for 175 psi and did not want a under rated filter.i just bought a motor guard m-60 should have it in afew days thanks for the advice twiceisnice. Although no one commented on the spray painting part of my question wondering if most of you folks just brush on your finishes? And if you do spray on your finishes what type setup do u use ?Guns,tips,regulaters,ect

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twiceisnice

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#9 posted 09-19-2010 05:38 AM

THERE IS SO MANY WAYS AND OPINIONS ON HOW TO SPRAY FINISHES AND CLEAR COATS BUT HERES HOW I DO IT. I ONLY USE LACQUER FOR CLEAR COAT , NO THINNING BUT CAN BE THINNED WITH LACQUER THINNER .REMEMBER LACQUER IS VERY FLAMMABLE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS NEED TO BE MADE. MY SET-UP IS TURBINAIRE 1235GT NON BLEEDER WITH A 1.5 TIP. ALSO A BINKS CONVENTIONAL SPRAY GUN [MODEL 2100-4307-9 ]-2100 SIPHON GUN ASSEMBLY 66SS-66SD . . ALSO USE DEVILLBUSS D-CUPS WITH THIS SET-UP . TIP IN THIS GUN IS 565 . THIS IS NOT AN HVLP GUN . ALSO USE THE MOTORGUARD M-60 WITH PUMA 6HP 60GAL TANK COMPRESSOR RUNNING AT 25 TO 35 PSI. IVE ONLY GIVEN BASIC INFO AND SUGGEST YOU LOOK AROUND ,ASK QUESTIONS OR CALL TO RECOMMEND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. GET YOUR SPRAY GUN FROM A LOCAL AUTO PAINT STORE WHERE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE .

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scrapwood

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#10 posted 09-19-2010 04:41 PM

Thanks ,i have sprayed finishes before with vairing results but never laquer,have only brushed it .and yes highly flamable.where do you spray you projects do you have a special heating sys.that is used or what?i recently built a shed with 220 eletric heater installed plan to finish projects,of course not going to spray in the shop when the heater is on.but what about if i spray the project just out side then roll it in to the shed for drying? An old freind of mine thats not here any more went to extremes to create a paint shop with special heating,and some kind of air evac sys.
also had all the guns and equiment ect.so im kind of familure with what is needed,i guess what i’d like to know is how most woodworkers accomplish this task and do they go to extremes or do they wing it…....

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twiceisnice

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#11 posted 09-19-2010 07:51 PM

LOOK ON YOU TUBE FOR HOMEMADE SPRAYBOOTH.

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