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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:40 AM   #21
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I decided to just keep the pancake compressor. I don't have a need for the air tools just yet, so I'll hold out for now. Thanks for the info, though.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #22
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$20 in fittings and an old propane tank for more volume
This will prolong the life of your pancake
Then buy a large unit when budget etc works for you
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #23
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http://saginaw.craigslist.org/tls/4182472954.html

Some guy says he wants to look at it after 5:30p today but I couldn't tell you how many times I've been stood up or jew-balled on the thing since I listed it for sale. I think every craig-tard who's asked about it has asked if it's oil less and the decal on the front clearly says "Oil-Lube".

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Educate me on compressors and why used it is still worth $300 when you can get a new 60 gal oiled compressor at HD for around $450? (Serious here). I have seen a few of the big 60 gal units on CL for $300 or less, if it hadn't been Christmas I would have bought one.

Yours looks like a direct drive unit and is 120v at that.

To me both of the latter are negatives.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #24
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When I started using air tools my dad had a 30 gallon or so craftsman air compressor. It wouldn't keep up with the air tools. Rather than buying a bigger air compressor, I bought a pancake compressor and hooked it up to the shop air line. With both of them running we were able to do everything we needed and didn't have to spend a lot of money and garage space with a bigger compressor.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #25
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x2 on tank volume and CFM.

I've been successfully using a 110V Craftsman upright for 10+ years ofr household/hobby purposes. My wife uses it almost as much as me for crafts.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #26
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Educate me on compressors and why used it is still worth $300 when you can get a new 60 gal oiled compressor at HD for around $450? (Serious here). I have seen a few of the big 60 gal units on CL for $300 or less, if it hadn't been Christmas I would have bought one.

Yours looks like a direct drive unit and is 120v at that.

To me both of the latter are negatives.
You've seen IR's in new condition for $300 or less? You should've snapped them up.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #27
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You've seen IR's in new condition for $300 or less? You should've snapped them up.
Not IR's but pretty much any stationary oiled compressor will last 30 years of you maintain it. IR is just a name, especially on a direct drive 110v compressor.
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I would rather have that used IR then half the junk you see for sale out there, or even some of the new off brand ones
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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #29
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i have a 20 year old craftsman 30 gallon 6hp. its oil less and direct drive. have never had an issue. works well for what it is. i think i have drained the water from it twice? it will run most anything for a little while. die grinders and da's work it hard, and u need to let it recharge. i have painted a couple cars with it. for the price it was a great deal!

60 to 80 gallon 7.5 hp would be perfect for most garages, but they cost alot!
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Buy the biggest one you can afford:



IR 7.5hp, 24 cfpm @ 175 psi, 80 gallon tank.
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IR 7.5hp, 24 cfpm @ 175 psi, 80 gallon tank.
Now thats what I'm talking about!!!
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IR 7.5hp, 24 cfpm @ 175 psi, 80 gallon tank.
Nice plumbing job! My 'tempoorary' rubber line is going on 3 years now
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Nice plumbing job! My 'tempoorary' rubber line is going on 3 years now
Kind of like the temporary extension cord for the bathroom lights at my shop that is going 4 years.
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i got a gaser 26 gallon brand new ill sell
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