I'm overwhelmed by the choices of compressors, and looking for advice
on which one to get.
I need to do several things around the house, which could all be done
in one day, but due to several reasons I need to stretch it out over
several days so renting would not be economical.
All are brad-related jobs. What I need to do is
1. Install quarter rounds
2. Install stair bracket.
3. Install window and door trim
I do not mind if the compressor turns on too often, but I would like
to be able to do 10 nails without it turning on. So two questions:
1. How big a tank should I get to meet the 10 nails for charge
requirement? (What if I knocked it down to 6?)
2. I'm not able to find an oil-lube vs oil-less. How much more
difficult is it to maintain an oil-lube and what is meant by
Thank you very much in advance!
if you are just doing a small job around the house, buy cheap, something
from harbor freight for a hundred busks will last you for years. a small
pancake one. using this type everyday on the job, it will only last about
a year, i have gone through about 3 good ones in 30 years, they cost about
$300 each so i get about ten years out of them, i bought two cheap ones and
i got one year each from them.
My observations from owning about ten air compressors over the years
Don't buy oilless. They are obnoxiously loud.
Buy more compressor than you need so you will be able to do jobs you can't
even comprehend now.
You don't need a pallet mounted free standing Mongo twenty horse two stage
compressor, but a brand name with a large tank, twin cylinders, and oil
filled crank case should cover you for lots of things. Or, you can buy
cheap substandard undersized compressors, and by the time you end up, you
coulda had an Ingersoll Rand, or some other quality compressor.
In compressors, you get what you pay for. Cheap ones DO NOT last.
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