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Is this compressor worth buying?

Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:57 pm

I know its old and kind of poopy looking but i was wondering if it is worth buying. Its only 50 dollars after all.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:23 pm

If it works, why not. Have a look at the tank for excess rusting though, in case the structural integrity has been compromised and you end up with a time bomb.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:31 pm

Alright i will. I was actually asking because i wanted to know if it would fill up too slow or anything like that
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:41 pm

I have a new craftsman about that size and it is very loud and takes a long time to fill up (about 2 minutes I am guessing). not too sure about this one, but I am guessing it will be louder. It would be nice for larger cannons if it works well though...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:19 pm

Direct drive air compressors are very loud. This one is in-direct drive, so it wont be as loud. 2hp motor will labor like crazy when it gets to I'm guessing, 75psi. I'd save my money up for a better air compressor, a new one.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:53 pm

I'm with jrrdw, I wouldn't fool with this beast.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:00 am

Hell, 95 bucks can get you the same cheap 10-gallon one I've got back at my old house. It's never failed me yet, but it's oiled-type.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:31 pm

Well i found one for 65 at harbor freight. Its 1/3 hp with a 3 gallon tank. It would be ok for spudguns i would assume but i was looking around to see if i could get a better one for nearly the same price.
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:36 pm

I've seen some nice looking 5 gallon compressors at target. Their name escapes me but they are dual tanked.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:45 pm

iisthemuffin wrote:Well i found one for 65 at harbor freight. Its 1/3 hp with a 3 gallon tank. It would be ok for spudguns i would assume but i was looking around to see if i could get a better one for nearly the same price.


Was it the pancake type? They will work for spudding.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:47 pm

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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:19 pm

Air delivery: 0.6 SCFM @ 90 PSI, 1 SCFM @ 40 PSI


Only .6 at 90? That's horrible, well okay for the price but any decent size cannon will take a couple minutes to fill. There are better options.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:27 pm

Well if i charge the 3 gallon tank to 100 psi will it really take that long to fill a chamber that 2 inch by 1 foot?
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:13 pm

It should fill it up but maybe only 60 or so psig.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:18 pm

For some reason i doubt that. If im charging a 3 gallon tank to 100 psi and then transfer the air into a smaller tank it should fill up before the compressor tank empties.
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