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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:21 am

Get the largest compressor you can afford you will thank yourself in the future. Hell Im saveing up for a 26 gallon air compressor that costs only $150.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:24 am

For smaller guns like that which run at low pressure, bottled gases would be relatively cheap, and a lot more portable than a compressor.

If you planned on running at low pressure, you could easily get a reg for under $100. The size of tank you'd be looking at would cost about $30 for a fill up, and would likely provide you with over a thousand shots for such a small launcher.[/quote]
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:04 am

feral_patriot wrote:Pawnshop. go to a pawnshop or three, they usually have really good deals...in fact try to go to one that deals more with tools, like here we have "Doughboy.s Tool and Pawn" where they deal exclusively in tools of ALL kinds; new and used , and take for pawn.,,,


DO NOT buy an air compressor from a pawn shop! Unless you know the condition of the inside of the tank, don't buy a compressor from a pawn shop. The inside of the tank could be rusted almost all the way through, and when you use it, the tank will fail. A lot of people would sell their air compressor to a pawn shop when they know it is about to rust through so that they can get a little bit of money out of the deal.

EDIT: I have the exact same one gallon compressor, it's a good compressor for light use, but if you want something that is going to be running for more than a few minutes at a time, I would get an oil lubricated compressor instead of an oilless compressor. That way it will last a lot longer.
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:16 pm

Thats good, im going to be watching the ebay compressor, its oiled lubricated and direct drive. I'm thinking that 3 gallons is plenty, if the ebay price gets too expsensive then ill probably get that massive brute!
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:22 pm

both of those compressors in the OP are great little around the house compressors. campbell hausfeld makes inexpensive air tools and those little compressors could and probably would last a very long time. as for the whole oilless/oiled debate, the newer oilless compressors are less exspensive and easier to maintain. many paint shops are using them on a daily basis. i've worn out two oilesses compared to five lubricated compressors over the last ten years. i build big houses in aspen and the surrounding area and my company has an average of eight framers on the job at an time.

you should be asking a tool retailer this question as opposed to spudgunners who don't use these tools on a daily basis.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:01 pm

I've got an oiless Cambell Hausfeld. 6 gallon capacity. 5 HP. Purchased about 4 years ago. I use it primarily for the occassional use of air tools (air ratchet, air drill, air hammer, etc....). Admittedly, for cannons I tend to use my bulk CO2 tank.

Is the compressor wonderful? No.

Does it do what I need it to do? Absolutely.

People can say that oiled compressors will last longer. And they're probably right. But if you don't use your compressor heavily, does that really matter? I mean, a compressor that will last for a mere 1000 hours of use will last 40 years if you only use it 30 minutes a week! That's the logic I used when I purchased mine. So far I have no regrets on the decision. It's a bit louder than I'd like, but for no more often than I use it, so what?
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Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:47 pm

Heres a battery operated one that i was looking at. They sell it at home depot for $40.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... 0003+90039
Has anyone had anything like it. It basically seems like a car tire inflator attached to a car battery. I doubt it would last forever, but it's almost as cheap as some manual pumps.
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:50 pm

Ive already decided and i'm goning get the 10 gallon Brute compressor from walmart, too bad there out of stock. Ill just have to wait when they get a new shipment. These compressor is large, cheap, and oil driven.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:56 pm

you have made a good choice my fine friend, the compressor is pumps really fast and isnt that loud, oh but you have to buy your own airhoes and a female QC :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:59 pm

thats fine, if it comes with the compressor its usually really bad quality. Elite how well does it work, any problems, how big is it? Thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:07 pm

its works great! no problems so far farley heavy though 98lb but thats why it has wheels :lol: the only thing you need to assemble are wheels and put oil and screaw on a couple add-ons and wala :P
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Unread postAuthor: tmacd995 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:08 pm

My advice is to find something with wheels if you can afford it. I use a Dewalt 4 gallon 200 PSI compressor and it rocks. But I am also a framer in the summer, so it makes more sense for me than most.
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:18 pm

Does anyone know how tall this compressor is? And elite, how much was the shipping?
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:29 pm

tmacd995 wrote:My advice is to find something with wheels if you can afford it. I use a Dewalt 4 gallon 200 PSI compressor and it rocks. But I am also a framer in the summer, so it makes more sense for me than most.


Yes Dwalt compressors are nice because they got up to 200psi but they cost so much.
The 4 gallon one cost $300 i think, it may be $400 one of the two eighther way it is a waste of money when you can get a 26 gallon compressor for $150 that is half the price.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:44 pm

oh no i bought it at my local walmart.
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