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Forum topic by SouthernWoodworking posted 10-04-2014 12:39 AM 955 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2014 12:39 AM

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hey, saw this ( ) for sell and have been thinking about getting a new compressor. Right now, I got a 3 gallon pancake piece of crap. This is mainly for nail guns and stuff. Is it worth the $150?

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 11:09 AM

You need to look up the flow at 90psi and compare it against the tools you plan to use. Most list a minimum requirement.

This should suit most of your needs. I doubt it has the flow to paint a car, but for most things, it should be more than adequate.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 11:11 AM

Yea, i dont plan on doing any real big projects. Right now im trying to justify why i need it since i dont use one to much right now. Mainly cause its loud and runs every 5min. Its used so what do I look for?

-- Noah Lambert, Georgia, 2x2 Designs.

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 12:09 PM

what you have is probably an oilless compressor,they are loud,the one in the link also looks like an oilless.
I have found out, for a full size spray paint you need a (oil lubricated)compressor with minimum of 10 cfm @90 psi,13 cfm would be ideal.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 07:15 PM

I have one of those. I do spray some, not a lot, so it works fine for me. distrbd called it right is very loud, forget about talking when the compressor is cycling. I think there might have been a recall on it…I never took it in though. Can’t even remember what the recall was in reference to. 150 is an ok price, certainly not a steal….offer him less see what happens.

-- Mike

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 09:07 PM

That one in the photo is an airless. I bought a low model like that for $50 from a guy that bought a big vertical one. I have to leave the barn when that thing is running. Noisy as all get out!! It does have pretty good volume to run my die grinder, though.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 10-04-2014 09:11 PM

The only difference between your pancake and this one is the size of the tank. You’ll be able to spray a little and some other light jobs with it but it will take forever to recover.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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