Air Compressor??????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4curbappeal, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm looking for an air compressor for my shop(my small 2 car garage!) and wondered if anyone had any suggestions?
    I would like to use it to take off/put on blades as well as a few other small air tools. What size do I need? I would like to get one that is smaller, but will still handle a impact wrench. I also would like to get opinions on the ones that hang on the wall. Space is somewhat of an issue. Thank you!
     
  2. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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    craftsman did have one like mine on sale.

    I like you have a small garage (mine is actually a one car at the moment) and needed a compressor that could handle air tools, but not take up to much room. I got a 33 gallon vertical (they have the same model in a horizontal if you like them better) and it has been great. Bought it last year with my refund, and i saw they had them on sale the other day.

    It also came with a kit that had a half inch impact, 3/8 air ratchet, and an air chisel. Plus it came with 25 feet of hose. Its a great deal for around 250 or three hundred, dont remember exactly.
     
  3. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've got a 5 gallon air compressor that i use in my 2 car garage, and i've used it to service my mowers over the years and add air to car tires...and so on...

    It handles the impact wrenches pretty well. I would suggest getting no less than a 5 gallon compressor.

    The more the merrier!!!!
     
  4. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If im not mistaken, this is what i purchased, and it was on sale for around 250 or 300 i believe. If your patient wait for it to go on sale again. Craftsman has sales a lot, so you might luck out.
     
  5. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    That compressor should work just fine for what you need. It's probably loud though. I helped a friend wire a large compressor he bought at Sams club. A big single phase unit. It's in a 50x100 shop with no insulation. I figured it would be extremely loud but to my surprise it was very quiet! Heck, my little piece of junk compressor I have is WAY louder.
     
  7. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes big compressors are actually quieter than those little ones.
     
  8. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    mine is a 5hp witha 20 gallon tank. i think with the small 5 gallon tank it will alway be running and u would have to wait for it to catch up all the time.
     
  9. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is the one I've had for about 6 years. Works great and has been through many car mods, blade changes and full basement remodel and never hiccupped. While this will work fine, if I were doing it again i'd get one that has a belt driven (oil) motor for longevity. Mine doesn't and has worked fine but I'd suggest if you are going to be using it regularly spend a bit more and get one that is serviceable. Once the compressor motor goes in the self contained units its shot.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Northern Hydraulics might be a good place to check.
    Harbor Freight Tools also carries a selection.
     

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