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Zonny
12-29-2012, 19:51
I'm thinking I need one.

No "industrial" needs. Just think it would be a good addition to the garage. Low tires, bike tires, cleaning and such.

What do I need to buy and what do I need to spend?

Help a female out with this "guy thing". :wavey:

dango
12-29-2012, 19:57
Well for general light duty you can find a small compact model
at lowe's or Home depot 1/2 HP 2 Gal. tank from anywhere from $100 on up. Just remember that air tools require high volume high out put . If truly only light duty , you really don't need much.

Happy Holidays....!

Zonny
12-29-2012, 20:01
Brands?

dango
12-29-2012, 20:10
Brands?

In that price range , they're all comparable. Cambell Hausfeld , Craftsman (Sears) Dewalt , etc. You get what you pay for so choice is not a huge issue here until you think Professional or industrial !

Hines57
12-29-2012, 20:12
http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/factory-reconditioned-campbell-hausfeld-fp209500rb-1-0-hp-2-gallon-oil-free-twinstack-air-compressor/cbhrfp209500rb,default,pd.html?cgid=campbell-hausfeld-home-compressors

janice6
12-29-2012, 20:20
Just don't buy the small noisey lunch pail sized. They are junk and work that way. Filling a car tire takes a few cubic feet of air. 2 to 5 cubic feet per minute is a good number for a small home compressor. Home improvement stores offer "Contractor compressors" for running nail guns, that are small, have a storage tank, and are cheap and reliable. Most air tools (drills, saws, sanders, etc.) require 90 psi to operate. If you require less air pressure, you need an air regulator to set the maximum pressure out of the compressor.

Mine is 7 HP with a 60 Gallon vertical tank and 130 psi output at 13 CFM (cubic feet per minute.. Requires a regulator for most tools. I also is around 30 years old, I have forgotten when I bought it. I use all kinds of air tools rather than electric, they are more robust and cheaper.

Gareth68
12-29-2012, 20:22
Be realistic about whatever you may wish to use it for in the future. If you truly will just be inflating tires etc, a small compressor will be fine.

Of course, you miss out on the fun of air tools.

If you have any future thoughts of utilizing any air tools such as impact, nailers, ratchet, etc etc etc....you need to check their recommended pressure and operational CFM requirements and make sure the compressor you buy is capable of supporting them.

I like to run 150 psi to my tools. It keeps the impact happy.


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G19Tony
12-29-2012, 20:32
I have a Campbell Hausfeld 2 gallon compressor. I mainly use it for my airbrush, but it will fill tires just fine. Walmart has them. Harbor Freight does too. They are pretty quiet also. :wavey:

Zonny
12-29-2012, 20:37
So: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/factory-reconditioned-campbell-hausfeld-fp209500rb-1-0-hp-2-gallon-oil-free-twinstack-air-compressor/cbhrfp209500rb,default,pd.html?cgid=campbell-hausfeld-home-compressors

And: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/campbell-hausfeld-mp2847-17-piece-1-4-in-air-tool-and-accessory-kit/cbhnmp2847,default,pd.html&xsell=cbhrfp209500rb--3

Should satisfy my 'simple needs'?

skeeter7
12-29-2012, 20:41
So: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/factory-reconditioned-campbell-hausfeld-fp209500rb-1-0-hp-2-gallon-oil-free-twinstack-air-compressor/cbhrfp209500rb,default,pd.html?cgid=campbell-hausfeld-home-compressors

And: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/campbell-hausfeld-mp2847-17-piece-1-4-in-air-tool-and-accessory-kit/cbhnmp2847,default,pd.html&xsell=cbhrfp209500rb--3

Should satisfy my 'simple needs'?


Yes, I'd say so. I use something similar just for filling tires and for my brad nailer.

geofri
12-29-2012, 21:10
Now you can Duracoat all yer guns, Zonny!!1

Southpaw69
12-29-2012, 23:08
So: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/factory-reconditioned-campbell-hausfeld-fp209500rb-1-0-hp-2-gallon-oil-free-twinstack-air-compressor/cbhrfp209500rb,default,pd.html?cgid=campbell-hausfeld-home-compressors

And: http://www.cpocampbellhausfeld.com/campbell-hausfeld-mp2847-17-piece-1-4-in-air-tool-and-accessory-kit/cbhnmp2847,default,pd.html&xsell=cbhrfp209500rb--3

Should satisfy my 'simple needs'?

Looks good and the price is right.

USMCsilver
12-29-2012, 23:26
Little to no use? Check Harbor Freight.

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Averageman
12-30-2012, 07:01
Little to no use? Check Harbor Freight.

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This for the Win!
I have several air compressors. For what you are asking it to do Harbor Freight will definatly fill the bill and you can get about twice the capacity for half the money.
I dont know that there are that many people really making different compressors ( probobly few makers with lots of different labels) and until you leave the home models and get to Industrai, I'm sure you'll be fine with harbor frieght.

exmdshooter
12-30-2012, 07:55
This for the Win!
I have several air compressors. For what you are asking it to do Harbor Freight will definatly fill the bill and you can get about twice the capacity for half the money.
I dont know that there are that many people really making different compressors ( probobly few makers with lots of different labels) and until you leave the home models and get to Industrai, I'm sure you'll be fine with harbor frieght.

Worth looking into, especially if you happen to have one of their retail stores nearby (saves on shipping... look at it before you buy, etc.). I've got a 10+ year old unit like this one:

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/compressors-oil/2-hp-8-gallon-125-psi-portable-air-compressor-67501.html

Used the heck out of it for filling tires, running nail guns, even shooting drywall texture with a hopper gun. Finally got around to changing the compressor oil this summer after years of abuse... and try as I might I haven't been able to kill the darn thing! :cool:

I typically avoid Harbor Freight for tools that will get a lot of use... go higher quality for those... but if it's a low or one-time use kinda thing I might save a few bucks by buying there. Eight years ago I had a single use application for a rotary hammer so I got one of theirs. It's leaking grease all over the place, but still going strong after much hard use.

Adjuster
12-30-2012, 08:06
I have this one. I never new I needed a compressor until I purchased one. Lots of very handy uses. Do make sure you get the brad/staple gun. Unbelievably handy. Compressed air for tires etc, blow gun for cleaning and the staple/nailer for small projects.

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Flying-Dutchman
12-30-2012, 08:12
I purchased a Porter Cable from Home Depot and it fell apart within a year when it tipped over in my trunk. It was under $200, $120 maybe, and it is a pile of junk.

Try good quality used on Craigslist. That is what I plan to do.

EdTracker
12-30-2012, 08:18
I bought the same cheapo harbor freight compressor for my wife to keep in the garage at house (I have a 8hp unit at the shop) to refill bike tires etc and it has held up great. I think it is 6 years old and still use it.

pipedreams
12-30-2012, 08:19
I'm thinking I need one.

No "industrial" needs. Just think it would be a good addition to the garage. Low tires, bike tires, cleaning and such.

What do I need to buy and what do I need to spend?

Help a female out with this "guy thing". :wavey:

This is what I bought a couple years ago for the type of use you described. It works great for me.

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/air-compressors/3-gallon-100-psi-oilless-pancake-air-compressor-95275.html

Adjuster
12-30-2012, 08:29
Another inexpensive tool I didn't know I needed till I bought one is a small 2 gallon or so wet/dry vacuum. I just can't believe how handy these things are. Water spills, clean the car, sucks up anything and I have even reversed it and used it as a small blower. I have a Craftsman model got it on sale for about $18.00 at Sears.


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sawgrass
12-30-2012, 08:39
Zonny I have a Coleman Powermate that someone gave me for Christmas several years ago. It has been just great for
tires, pool toys, and runs a stapler just fine. It is very portable with the handle up on one end and two decent wheels on the other end. We have a big compressor that is very hard to move around for automotive power tools.

RonS
12-30-2012, 09:50
Very useful, even the small 1 1/2-2 gallon ones. You will soon find a hundred uses for it. Decide what you want to use it for then get the right compressor to supply the Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) you need.

Get quick disconnects and a length of plain old air hose in addition to the coil hose it comes with. Often you will want to run a cord outside the house and run the hose in through a window. Nothing like a noisy air compressor in a small room where you are trying to work.

Put a female QD on the compressor, and male and female on each hose. Then a male on each tool. That way you can daisy chain hoses to extend the length.

A blow gun with an extended nozzle is very handy. Also a brad nailer. And a die grinder. (Air powered dremel.) Lots of stuff.

Averageman
12-30-2012, 09:54
I will say this, my Harbor Freight Compressor hasn't let me down in the 4 years I have owned it ans I was surprised that H.F. had some great quality air lines there on the shelf @ like half price.

LEO/Dad
12-30-2012, 14:25
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-7-gallon-portable-horizontal-air-compressor-with/p-00916639000P?prdNo=8&blockNo=8&blockType=G8

I bought a model similar to this in 2003. It works great in the garage for light/medium duty jobs. Great for blowing up tires. I also use the air gun for cleaning. Pumps up to 125 psi and shuts off in no time.

Aux Bear
12-30-2012, 14:40
Destroyed 2 Sears compressors in 3 years. On to Ingersol Rand, 5hp, 100 gal., 160 psi. Service and replacement parts if you should ever need it. Factory available air filters and oil. Can't beat it. Now 4 years in the bag, increased usage and it's still going strong. Yep, home use, but a lot of it. ;-) (Remember to bleed the bottom of the tank of moisture. It will rust the inside of the tank and you'll be pushing rust and moist air through your air tools!)

deputy tom
12-30-2012, 15:12
I've owned a Sears Craftsman 30 gal compressor for close to 30 years. If I didn't have it I'd go buy the $39.95 Harbor Freight pancake compressor for what I need. Same thing ,blowing up car tires,bike tires,etc. tom.:cool: