I'm looking for an air compressor for occasional, not-in-a-hurry heavy duty
work. The biggest air users I'll need to run are an angle grinder and small
air hammer, and these not too often. Otherwise, it'll mostly be filling
tires, running a few Halloween props, blowing dust and water off various
dusty and wet things, and whatever else my evil mind can cook up. If I have
to wait now and then for the compressor to catch up, that's not a huge
I don't much mind if it's not portable, but it would be a nice bonus. I've
got a 230v 50 amp circuit going to the garage, along with 110v, but I don't
really want to max that out.
Oh, and I want it to last for a good long time, even if it sits idle for a
few months at a time. The only thing completely unacceptable to me is going
to use it, and it doesn't work.
I don't want to spend much over $400, and I don't mind used gear.
I'd be highly grateful to anybody who can shed some light on these
mysterious machines. I've already been burned by big-box stores selling
garbage equipment, and I haven't heard much either way on brands such as
Kobalt or Husky. I've heard nasty thing about Craftsman and CH (which I
believe also makes Husky).
Thank you for any help you kind folks can offer.