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Joe Grippo
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Posts: 259
From: Elverson, Pa
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 03-02-2006 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Grippo        Reply w/Quote
I am in the market for an air compressor for the new garage. I don't need anything huge; I was looking at this one....
http://www.irtools.com/IS/product.asp/item/3054

Any opinions?

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Grippo Racing
If nothing else, we look good.

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SteveLaRiviere
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Posts: 48752
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-02-2006 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
That looks like a good one. If you're like me, you won't even consider an oilless one.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Joe Grippo
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Posts: 259
From: Elverson, Pa
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 03-02-2006 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Grippo        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
If you're like me, you won't even consider an oilless one.

I agree Steve, WAY too loud...

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Grippo Racing
If nothing else, we look good.

Wanna see some pictures?
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 03-02-2006 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
My brother has an oilless, it works great but you need to put it outside and run a long hose because it's so loud. Plus it vibrates so much it travels all over the place.

That IR one you're looking is what I'll like to get to replace my wimpy old Craftman. I'm waiting for it to die but it just won't. It even has a rod rap like a ten year old Toyota.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 03-11-2006 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Here's the link for it through the M&M Tool Store:

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 03-11-2006 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Here's an even better price for a CH 5 hp cast iron unit with a 28 gallon tank:

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

n2oMike
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Posts: 3058
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 03-11-2006 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike        Reply w/Quote
For anything that will be used to run 'Air Hog' tools such as grinders, cut-off wheels and sanders.... Stick to 220V and TWO-stage pumps. 120V single stage ANYTHING is fine for impact guns and airing up tires, but you'll be doing a LOT of waiting when using any tool that is an air hog.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 03-14-2006 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
Ok, so maybe it's a bit of overkill & pricy @ nearly $1100.00, but I'm sure it would do all that I would ever need an air compressor do for me! :

http://www.eatoncompressor.com/catalog/item/504747/172993.htm

Ryan

[This message has been edited by Ryan Wilke (edited 03-14-2006).]

n2oMike
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Posts: 3058
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 03-14-2006 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike        Reply w/Quote
I'd say that WILL get the job done.

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 03-23-2006 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Cast iron with oil crankcase is the best. Have a Campbell-Hausfeld that is about circa 1983. It blew a head gasket one Sunday when my buddy needed a touch up to sell a car. Made a new gasket and it's painted few cars complete since, plus running air tools, interiors, etc. for at least 8 years. Had a previous one that had rotten tank. Had bought a standup oiless when Builder's Square had a new store sale. It was so loud it was unbearable. A friend had to have it for "space limitations" so we traded and I got the C-H. Later he was to express his regret at the trade!

n2oMike
Gearhead

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

posted 03-24-2006 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike        Reply w/Quote
Wow, that place has some KILLER deals on performance air compressors! Seem like great folks too.

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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