I don't think I want to know what you meant by that.
I was thinking Penthouse style, unless you like much older women.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the
effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
Used to do mechanical QA on tubing. We pumped it full of liquid until it
burst. One end was fixed and the other plugged and free and the whole mess
was in a shrapnel proof cabinet. Goal was to get the burst pressure which,
for the stuff we were testing, was in the neighborhood of 35,000 psi. First
time I did one I got to 60,000 psi and pinholed. Let it sit for a while
dropping, then it stopped around 50,000. Couldn't find the pressure release
valve and hunted down the boss. Deal was you took an asbestos glove and
wrench, reached in the cabinet and eased off the fixture until the fluid
escaped at the fixed end. Told him I didn't sign up for that ...
I am not a big HF fan, but I have had pretty good luck with some of
their stuff. I have had one of their $99 special mortise machines for
several years. The hold down hardware sucks but the machine has
plenty of power and cuts square holes and slots with help of clamps.
I have some of their smaller tools that work well. 18 Gage nailer
won't wear out -- $20.
No air compressor experience.
I have one of their small tire inflators, It normally went for about
$29, but was on special for $15. I have been using it for several years
now and am completely happy with it. Its volume is good and while I use
it principally for my JD garden tractor, I have used it on my van which
has 40psi in the tires.
I would recommend it to anyone who asked.
While I have bought other things at HF and never been disappointed, this
is the only electrical tool I have.
I ended up getting one of these:
I got it for $60, so if it lasts a year or two, I have to be ahead of
the game. I will be using it to inflate tires and basketballs and
such plus a new roof. If it lasts thru the roof, anyways, I will have
gotten my money's worth. It is a noisy little bugger but I can deal
with it for 60 bucks.
I know it is a Chinese throwaway tool and, yes, it will certainly
develop a leak sooner rather than later but I have no fears that it
will explode. There is a relief valve and it works just peachy. Why
are people so afraid of something that will (statistically) never
happen? I know the quality is not top notch but if these things
failed and actually BLEW UP, then I don't think HF would still be
around. Nor would Crapsman or Campbell-Hausfeld or just about any
"busbus" wrote in message
I am in the market and this one seems intriguing. I have some clamps
and such from them and they are okay--I am not so sure about things
like air compressors.
I am thinking this unit looks exactly like the unit I purchased a few years
ago under the Campbell and Hausfeld brand name.
The units works well but the noise will drive you out of house and home!! I
have the unit in my garage and if it kicks in while in the garage you would
jump out of your skin. I am so glad I wear earmuffs while operating my mitre
saw when it kicks in or I would probably have cut my hand off by now. I have
thought of boxing it in when I move it to a more permanent place and sound
insulate the monster. I know my EU2000i Honda Generator will not start it,
run it yes but not start it again...big electric surge!
Knowing the noise factor I would look for another unit. Some of the newer
pancake units are half the noise and quarter the size.
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