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02-21-2015 10:23 PM
So I am looking to get another portable air compressor. I have burned out more portable air compressors since 2008 than I can really count.
I am going for the best upgrade I can as I am completely burned out on buying portable air compressors. My next upgrade is going to be a gas powered wheel barrow style and will live in the back of my truck. I figure if it is strong enough I will begin running my DA sanders in the field when needed (sanding in field is very rare).
I am looking at newer models on CL. Here is what I am looking at, if anyone knows about these please let me know.
Tahoe TPI 6521: 5 hp Honda engine, it is 1 year old, low usage and lowest offer accept is 800.00. I cannot find any reviews on this machine and the specs appear exaggerated by the mfg (20 cfm at 100 psi, that does not seem logical). http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/4900805540.html
Rolair 7722: 9 hp Honda engine, 4 months old, lowest accepted offer is 1000, brand new price is 1,500. Specs at 16 cfm at 100 psi, this seems accurate. http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/4895483150.html
John Deere: brand new model 5 hp Honda. New cost is 1,000.00. Rarely ever see these for sale used (only 1 time). https://www.deere.com/en_US/products/equipment/home_and_workshop_products/air_compressors/gasoline/8_gallon_6_5_hp_196cc/8_gallon_6_5_hp_196cc.page?
Then there is the IR 5 hp, found at tractor supply for around 1000 with 5 hp Honda engine, but I found reviews and they are not favorable. I also see the Hitatchi with 5 hp Honda gas engine at Lowes, again with bad reviews online for around 750.00.
I know these compressors are not a staple of the hobby shop and many on here may not know much or anything about these, much like myself. Just hoping someone would have some info.
Then the cheap side of me wants to grab another stop gap at 200 to 300.00. I know that is just going to be a waste in the long run, but cheaper in the short time.