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  • Air Compressor Shopping.....

    Looking to upgrade my compressor. I currently have a pancake compressor that is great for the light duty stuff, but once we remodel and finish the basement, I am going to want to be able to run framing nailers and such plus take advantage and run pneumatic wrenches. Anyway, I am torn between the following two....

    4 hp 20 gallon, 15A 6.2SCFM@90 max 125
    5 hp 30 gallon, 15a 7scfm@150 max150

    The way i read this, the 5 horse is more efficent and you get a bigger bang in your tool than you get from the 4?

    The price difference between the two compressors is about 400.00

    Thanks All. If it were your shop, and money not an issue, which would you buy and why?
    \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

  • #2
    You didn't list brand or model#. $400 difference is a lot. Should be able to get a 5 hp 30 gal for 400. Where are you looking. I used to have a craftsman 5hp 20 gallon that ran all the tools I ever needed. used it for 27 years before it quit. Don't need all that anymore and bought the PC pancake set. Here is one for ya. http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...0&%20Inflators

    [ 07-10-2005, 08:39 AM: Message edited by: papadan ]
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    • #3
      If money is no object, consider the unit that will give you more scfm's and storage. Too many scfm's is always better than not enough.

      "5HP 30GAL, 15a 7scfm@ 150 max 150" - Typo?
      Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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      • #4
        These are the two I am looking at....

        http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....store&tool=all

        http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....store&tool=all
        \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

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        • #5
          Space,

          If you're considering spending around $1000, you might want to take a look at the PC models?

          PC at Amazon

          This is probably overkill for the tools you mentioned, but you may be considering something with more air requirements. I have a little $300 Craftsman and I run all the tools you have mentioned with it.


          Bob R

          [ 07-10-2005, 02:42 PM: Message edited by: Bob R ]

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          • #6
            Well Ideally I Will be buying a 3/8" impact as well. I just bought a small 1/4" drive runs off of 90 psi 10-28 footpounds. Has a regulator on it for slowing it down, nice little gun. But ideally I would also like to be able to run a 3/8" gun and possibly a grinder off of it
            \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

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            • #7
              Space,

              I run 3/8" and 1/2" impacts and a 1/2" drill with my little Craftsman without any problems. Sanders and grinders require a lot of air and the bigger capacity machines would probably be needed. You would have to check the individual specs to be sure.

              Bob R

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