What Size Air Compressor?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Dunn's, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Rizzo

    Rizzo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 305

    Holy powerful compressor!!!:weightlifter: U got a body shop to go with that?
  2. kenmac

    kenmac LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 18

    I just have a shop at my house. I needed a air compressor to operate a large glass bead machine. I have painted a couple of times.
  3. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    I've got a 5.5 hp - 60 gallon air compressor that stays in my shop. If you go with one this big, it will probably be a 240 volt compessor. You will need to make sure that you have enough space in your fuse box to run it. I would also go with a belt drive over the direct drive motors- way too loud. I carry a 12 gallon air tank on my truck. It is plenty big enough to air up anything on the truck or trailer. I also keep a small 12 volt air compressor in the tool box for emergencies.

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