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    Considering buying compressor

    i'm considering buying a compressor/tank for the garage, and i basically want to run ratchet, impact wrench, paint gun, possibly grinder in the future. i found this one at home depot, how would this do? is 15 gallons enough? what brands or other suggestions do you have?

    thanks,

    garrett

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    Your link takes me to generators (?)

    Are you looking at a Husky compressor? What model number?

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    heres the one i found on homedpot.com

    http://www.colemanpowermate.com/comp...l0551509.shtml

    its a coleman.

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    This is a good one, we've got it and it holds up well for almost all regular (air tool) uses.
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/item...mnumber=H4519&

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    Grinders usually use big cfm. That Coleman unit probably isn't the best for that.

    I just checked the impact I have (IR 2135Ti) and it says average cfm is 5, but at load (ie tough fastener) it uses 24 cfm. If just pulling lugnuts off, it should be fine though. I've used my impact with a small 2HP 4 Gal twin tube contractor compressor for lugs and it has been fine.

    Should be OK for a ratchet and should also be good for a sprayer. Make sure to get an in-line drier for painting.

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    whats an in-line drier? could you post a link or something?

    also, what about oil vs. oil free? any reason to go with one or the other?

    thanks
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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    There are a few different types of driers.

    The cheapie disposable ones:



    A better disposible is the desiccant disposible dryer:



    The ultimate is a moisture and oil filter combo:



    I pullled all of the pics from Eastwood's site. www.eastwoodco.com

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by silver_Truck
    This is a good one, we've got it and it holds up well for almost all regular (air tool) uses.
    http://www.grizzly.com/products/item...mnumber=H4519&

    i really like that one except its 220v, and i really dont want to have to wire 220v. but i sure like the cfm ratings on that one.

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    Compressors are like welders - buy as much CFM as you can afford. That way you can put off the inevitable upgrades longer. If your garage isn't drywalled, running a 220 outlet is really a piece of cake.

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    Re: Considering buying compressor

    Yep all you need is wire, a breaker and an outlet...I've got 3 or 4 of em in my garage and it took all of a couple hours to do em. you could even skip the outlet and just hardwire it.

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