air compressors

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Blog entry by vonhagen posted 06-24-2012 05:28 PM 967 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

my little senco finally died and i needed a new air compressor that would be portable and have enough cfm to run my dynabrade air sander and spray lacquer and i was going to buy the big makita, or a rollair. now these are good compressors but they have an inherent problem with noise and duty cycle because of the high rpm direct drive system. so i finally found what i was looking for, the ingersol rand garage mate. it is a 110 volt true 2 horse power belt drive that puts out a true 5.2 cfm at 90 psi and 4.6 at 135 and is very quite at 75 to 80 db. this compressor is very well built with twin v cylinders and automotive style air filters. for a small shop, garage, or jobsite its a real work hose and with my dynabrade sander running all day the pressure never dropped below 90 psi. on the weekends i like to tinker in my garage and just finished sanding and spraying all the interior doors in my hose without a problem. another thing i didnt know was that running synthetic compressor oil not only gives you 100 percent duty cycle but increases the warranty by 2 years, comparred to 30 weight motor oil that decreases the duty cycle to 60 percent. so if your looking for a great compressor look no further. i got mine at sears for 500 bucks on fathers day, yes sears and the price may vary 20 bucks. any comments welcome.

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 05:58 PM

That’s a nice compressor. IR also made, not sure if it is still on the market but they had a horizontal tank version of that compressor that works great for those that want to keep the compressor in a cabinet or under a bench.

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