I'm looking at buying a Sears #00916636000 Mfr. model #16636 (one 5
gal tank) or #00916638000 Mfr. model #16638 (two 2 gal tanks)--
wondering which would be better.
Will using around the home for home projects.
I would go with the one 5 gallon tank.
One tank to drain water from, not two
Requires slightly more space to store
The motor size and specs of both units appear otherwise equal.
You should drain the tank after every use. If water is left to
accumulate it will eventually eat through the bottom of the tank. I
have also read recommendations to set the pressure regulator down to
zero. This relieves the tension on the diaphragm.
On Mar 25, 6:11 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Before you make a major mistake, check Amazon.com for real compresors
that pros use. There are some fine machines there that will give you
years of service. You almost never see any Craftsman stuff on job
sites. A major problem with Craftsman is the astonishing prices on
repair parts when something wears out. FWIW, I use a Hitachi EC 12 2
HP for odd jobs around the place. It drives nailers just fine, but is
a bit small for some air hungry air tools like a disk sander. While
you're at it, shop the box stores, too. Buy the most CFM @ 90 PSI that
you can afford. HTH
If you need professional equipment, pay for professional equipment, like
Ingersoll-Rand. If you need air to fill tires and do occasional chores,
like run a sprayer from time to time, clean things, or winterize the pool
once a year, a Sears machine should be plenty adequate. I don't know many
job sites that would use an electric compressor, anyway. The Sears
compressors are OEM'd from well known manufacturers.
One thing I like about Sears is their warranty parts/service is excellent
to deal with. After the warranty is over, remember you don't need to use
Sears parts. Sometimes they are more expensive, sometimes they are not,
but their search capabilities are impressive. I always check to see who
the OEM is and you can often get parts through their channels. Sears
nearly always provides parts lists and they use the OEM parts numbers,
even if they don't tell you who the OEM is. With a reference chart, you
can always find it by using the model number prefix.
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