|Forum topic by Tedstor||posted 560 days ago||1230 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
560 days ago
I currently have a Craftsman Evolv series pancake compressor. Its a cheap POS I bought 3-4 years ago for a household flooring install. I paid $50-something for the compressor and it came with an ok 18g nailer as well as a hose and inflation kit. All in all, the compressor was a GREAT buy. Paid for itself 10x over as I have used it mercilessly since purchasing it. However, its performance is starting to noticabley degrade. The noise the pump makes has always been terribly loud, but now it worse since the pump takes longer to fill the tank and it cycles on more often. I actually avoid using the compressor sometimes due to the noise/performance issue.
SO- I’m in the market for a new, small compressor. Prolly something in the 4 gallon range. Given that noise is an issue for me, I’m pretty dead-set on an oil/lube compressor. Right now I’m tempted to go with an Emglo. Amazon and Lowes are selling it for $224. Seems like a good fit for me. Main applications for a compressor are finish nailers, general inflation, and occasional clean-up. I want something that will fill and recover reasonably fast. Above all else, I’m hoping to get into a compressor of reasonable quality, that will last a decade or longer.
Any thoughts on this product??
Oil lubricated pump with cast iron cylinders provides over 1500 running life hours