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08-12-2013 01:07 AM

So on Monday morning my wife called, our big green Munster (80 gallon speedaire) was not working. I went to the shop to discover pump was the issue. New to this stuff, I went home to research. Short if spending a grand, my options were not bright. Good deals are usually for those not in a pinch. I searched Dallas, Houston, Corpus, Austin, S.A. No luck. I was slow to action nearly refusing to spend a grand. On Wed I was set to throw 800 on Eaton, not my preferred route given a few reasons. A live school auction was sched on Wed, told my wife in light of the pump expense I would skip the auction. My wife told me to go to the auction. She says we have never lost at auction. So off I went.

Well I came back with a large Quincy 325, 5 HP Unisaw with Bies 52” fence and got a nice office chair (5.00) and an extra Bies fence head (20.00). Made out like a bandit.

Was able to get Quincy (big blue Munster) up and running end of day Friday.

Saturday Quincy ran it’s paces when we ran our DA sanders and wrapped our day up spraying doors.

Quincy is so quiet it is amazing. Wife told me she kept looking across the shop see if Quincy was running because she could not hear it. I asked if she felt she was running out of air at any point and she said nope, quincy kept up admirably. Quincy is 1/2 as loud as the old Green munster :-)

Quincy is pictured below. We have since re installed the pulley shroud.

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 09:34 PM

Nice score indeed!

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 03:57 AM

Thanks Joe, we love it. I am still under a learning curve with air compressor basics. We still have the Speedaire compressor.

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