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biznitch15
Journeyman

Posts: 62
From: kingsville, tx, usa
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 11-25-2005 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for biznitch15        Reply w/Quote
Hey guys, im looking to buy an air compressor for my father this holiday season/ and ive seen some of the old posts from 2-3 yrs ago. Im looking for new recommendations and what to look for of new stuff. My max budget is $350, ive looked at craftsman and Cambell Hausfeld. Can you guys help me out, thanks!!!!

John Holloway
Gearhead

Posts: 1068
From: Romeoville Illinois
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 11-26-2005 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway        Reply w/Quote
I have a Craftsman(vertical tank)I like it, no oil to check or belt to wear out ...its a little loud

John Holloway
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Posts: 1068
From: Romeoville Illinois
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 11-26-2005 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway        Reply w/Quote
its about 7yrs.old! no problems ever!

biznitch15
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Posts: 62
From: kingsville, tx, usa
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 11-27-2005 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for biznitch15        Reply w/Quote
Thanks John!!

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Ci8UUP
Gearhead

Posts: 631
From: Renton, Washington
Registered: May 2005

posted 11-27-2005 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ci8UUP        Reply w/Quote
I've got a husky (home depot model) I believe its made by CH. 7hp, 60 gallon, vertical, 10.3 scfm @90psi. I works great, only drawback is if you're running an air sander, the tank cannot keep up.

biznitch15
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Posts: 62
From: kingsville, tx, usa
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 11-28-2005 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for biznitch15        Reply w/Quote
The only problem i got with oiless is that they say theyre noisy, is oiless really worth the noise?

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sigtauenus
Gearhead

Posts: 3969
From: Va Beach
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 12-07-2005 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I think pretty much anything is going to be noisy. The number one thing to consider is how much airflow you need and how much you can afford, and what will give you the most for your money.

I'm extremely pleased with the Lowe's Kobalt 60 gal upright for $450 (bought on sale 10% off!!).

n2oMike
Gearhead

Posts: 3058
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 12-07-2005 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike        Reply w/Quote
Those oilless compressors are noisy as hell. Plus, it's a higher pitched shrill sound. Very irritating. The compressors with a seperate motor and belt driven oil type pump are the quietest. Among these, the larger, slower rpm pumps make the least noise.

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Bloose
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Posts: 888
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-15-2005 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
I have a Craftsman Oiless. It IS loud. But it has served me great for 10 years now. I've done 0 maintenance and it still works like new. Well worth the money.

B-loose

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 12-22-2005 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
The Craftsman units are annoyingly LOUD!
Look at Menards or Sam's Club for some good deals on piston units.

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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 1889
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-29-2005 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
I also have a Craftsman beltless compressor, & I HATE the noise it makes!! Loud buzzing sound. I have to admit, it has worked flawlessly, but I think I`ll sell it & buy another SpeedAire cast iron pump, belt drive model. I had one before, and it worked fine, and was MUCH quieter. The only reason I replaced it, was that the SpeedAire was only 1 1/2HP, and the Craftsman was 5 HP. I guess I`ll get a 5HP SpeedAire.

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