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Which of these should I buy?

I'm not good with picking out the correct tools just yet, I'm still learning so please excuse my ignorance.

I need an air compressor that is affordable and it only has to run a impact wrench or occasional nail gun non-commercially. I just need it to run air tools for my personal car repairs

Also what is the Standard hose size/adapter size for air compressors?

I also need advice on

-Which impact wrench should I get for just car repairs and nothing too heavy?


>> No.1364935

just in time for me too.

I need advice buying an air compressor for medium duty stuff, eventually I will want to run a vertical machining center though.

>> No.1364937
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so many questions omg

I need an air compressor
cfm is important. air volume for tools is high
psi is important also but most tools use a shit tone of air. nail gunz staplers and brad nail gunz just about any compressor will do.
air sanders die grinders impact wrenches use wayyyy more air.

i would look for min. 10 cfm@90psi compressor
larger tank ex. 60/gal maybe stand up type.

run a impact wrench
just need it to run air tools

all i can say is look at what you want to use the most look at air consumed@psi thats the cfm@psi
go from there

just remember that its better to have more and not need it than to need more and wish you had it.

CP makes great tools chicago/pnumatic
ingrasoll makes nice compressors


also look at electric tools like impact wrench sanders ect

and if sandblasting 25+cfm@120 lbs is min.

dont be mad at yourself do some research
bigger is better just ask any girl lol
hope it helps you out some.
good luck friendo!

>> No.1365027

I have this compressor. Very quiet motor. Use it 80% of time with nailing gun

>> No.1365032

As shitty as it is to say Lowe's air compressor aisle has handy charts at the bottom of each display for what its capable of doing. If you just want to jump in and fail you can get a compressor set which comes with a finish nailer and stapler for novices. About 200$ or less. You could also get an expansion tank if you feel you lack air capacity. It comes down to your intended usage really. I know your friends at harbor fuck and tractor supply carry air tools and such so does Wal-Mart. I bought a cute little 1 gallon guy which does 120psi for 21$ and with my expansion tank I could staple and finish nail to my hearts content never stopping. Air tools are just plain fun. But note you'll need hoses and connectors and tool oil to make it all come together as well as a splitter if you want to go big with multiple tools at the same time.

>> No.1365057

buy the 129 dollar harbor freight one

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more like harbor fraught

>> No.1365189

have had this Husky compressor about 5 yrs., run nailers, 1/2" impacts, 3/8" ratchets, general air for garage clean up, never run out of reserve, very quick to recover. stand-up though portable. recommend something this capacity/reserve.

30 Gal. 155 PSI Ultra-Quiet Portable Electric Air Compressor
Model # C302H Internet #206695048 Store SKU #1001655406

>> No.1365209

pancake job for finish nailers, 12 gallon horizontal for framing/roofing, 30 gallon upright for shop.

>> No.1365213

Get used and get a big one if you have the space.

I have a 3hp 300lpm one with a 150l tank and its not enough to run a long throw sander.

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I'm setting up a new Garage.
So I wanna go with air tools like my work.
I would need to run these all at once.
Impact gun
Air drills ex
Medium sized black cabinet

>> No.1365257

just convert a old unit into a silent one with a air conditioner compressor. they are designed to work harder than those and can put out alot more pressure... theres shitloads of videos on how do to this

>> No.1365287


I've usually seen it done with a fridge compressor instead, it's surprisingly effective. You take the air tank, moisture trap, gauges, pressure switch etc. from a busted old compressor (or find it in the trash), hook up to the fridge one, hook up the other stuff and bam.

>> No.1365326

the midsize HF air compressor is actually really good.

>> No.1365467

The fridge ones are too small for any real work.

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I was looking at pic related before I spilled some shit on the pages

>> No.1365506

thread that I need
got stanley d210/8/50 on sale and impact gun for changing wheels and other BS.
never used air tools or had compressor, what common mistakes I should avoid?

>> No.1365514

This. Add diaphragm compressors are cheap and noisy, piston compressors more quiet and expensive.

Those guys make nice compressors.

>> No.1365527

They are loud as fuck, but they are oiled and they do last a long time, especially considering how cheap they are. If they last the first month of hard use itll last for 5+ years. If they die in the first month, exchange it till you get one doesnt.

I do wish it was quiet though.
I use hearing protection when turning it on

>> No.1367248

I have compressors, air tools, corded tools and cordless tools. All have their uses.

I mostly use my cordless tools (DeWalt, Milwaukee, Makita) working on vehicles. Much more convenient than dragging a cord or hose. Everyone should have a compressor of some sort but cordless tools have been very good for a long time. My old Milwaukee 28V kit has slain it's way through many a salvage yard. The smaller DeWalt and Makita stuff avoids carpal tunnel doing teardowns.

>> No.1367256

drain the liquid out of the air tank once in a while and put a drop of air tool oil in your tools once in a while too, you could install an in-line moisture remover too (Filter, Regulator, Lubricator or FRL).

>> No.1367258

I stopped buying corded in favor of battery or pneumatic.

Pneumatic are lighter, better built, last longer, less vibration, more torque, and cheaper.

Battery are portable. Thats their only advantage.

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This is literally the best bang for your buck

I have the same air compressor as >>1365189 except mine is the oil-less version. They have the same specs plus or minus a few tenths. I went with the oilless because I don't need another chore to do. Not having to ever do an oil change is just convenient. I've used it for sandblasting, running a nail gun, running an impact wrench, and other misc. blowing/airing up stuff. You really need the 175 psi to run a good quality impact wrench. 30 gallon minimum for sandblasting. If I blasted more I'd go 60 gallon but it did the job. Just gotta let it recharge a few times. You're not gonna find a better compressor with these specs at this price


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bought this one for $89 at walmart

>> No.1367344

haven't touched my pneumatic impact wrench since i got a milwaukee battery powered impact.

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I had this one, it had air leaks on literally every single connection, was a pita to fix had to disassemble the housing and I wish I could of rented a 12 year old with small hands to reclamp the hoses down tighter. The motor was ass and would constantly throw a 20 amp breaker, I even tried a new breaker. I bought one for work a month after my initial purchase before I found out about the motor shenanigans. So far it's worked ok after 2 years but it has air leaks, but I don't care to fix them on it.

I ended up getting a 60 gallon Husky on Craigslist with a couple hours on it for $200. I've been loving it so far. It's quieter than that one and can more than keep up with my sand blast cabinet. Every craigslist is different but I see 240v compressors every couple months on mine for pretty decent prices.

>> No.1368245

One of the Wal-Marts in Lansing had this for $70 a few months ago wen I bought it.