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    Might have found a sweet deal on a compressor

    I found a compressor in the paper I'm hoping to go take a look at tomorrow. The ad reads:

    Air Compressor
    SnapOn 5hp 80 gal upright

    My question is, did Snap On ever make single stage units with 80 gallon tanks or can I be pretty sure that this unit is a two stage. I know single phase electric is what I need, but what if it's 3 phase? Is ther any way to adapt/convert it to single phase?

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    Re: Might have found a sweet deal on a compressor

    There is a way to convert to 3 phase check out shopfloortalk for plans to make a phase converter.

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    Re: Might have found a sweet deal on a compressor

    Thanks for the tip. I went hunting and found this link over there on how to build your own phase converter.

    http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/ph-conv/ph-conv.html

    I'm going to post this link under the shop area also.

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    Re: Might have found a sweet deal on a compressor

    You can always buy a new motor for it, or look for a used one. I doubt the compressor was actually made buy SnapOn. They usaually put their name on big items like compressors, welders, etc. made by someone else.

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    Re: Might have found a sweet deal on a compressor

    i have never seen a 5HP 3 phase but you have to watch a 10HP compressor needs a 20-25HP phase converter due to the start up power

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