Keep the small compressor. You will probably want a bigger one for spraying,
but having a portable compressor is handy too. You will need a minimum of 5
CFM @ 100 for spraying, 10 CFM @ 100 psi would be optimal. I have done allot
of painting with a 2 HP, twenty gallon compressor. It works, but you need to
take a break more often!
I have a Porter Cable 60 gallon, plus a small 7 gallon, 3/4 HP, I cobbled
togather from some spare parts. I use them both enough that I would not part
with either of them.
On 16 Jun 2004 08:16:21 -0700, email@example.com (KirkH) calmly
Try the 4.5hp (yeah, right, on 120v) HF compressor at $159 on
sale. It provides a lot more air than I'm used to (old 1hp and
old tankless 3/4hp Rand) and should power a spray gun if I'm
not painting my entire truck in one pass. The little 18ga brad
nailers @ $15 and 1/4" crown staplers @ $24 on sale are decent,
too. If I were using any of these professionally, I'd want to
spend a lot more money on a much larger compressor and tools
which would stand up to constant daily use. But I'm not so my
screaming wallet is happier without all those crowbars coming
at it, knowwhatImean,Vern?
Every day above ground is a Good Day(tm).
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Well, just to let you know you might want to check out the local HF store.
At the one closest to me in Allentown PA, they are selling that model for
$99 until 6/28. Caveat: the one I bought only lasted about 10 minutes of
motor time before it died. They took it right back, and gave me my $
back. I probably would have gotten another one, but they were out of
stock, so I picked up the one with the 8 gal tank that looked like it
used the same motor (only 2hp on the label, and nothing in it to say how
many amps it uses).
Next time ADD OIL FIRST! =:0
Are you referring to the model 47065?
Other than the early model's aluminum popoff tube breaking
prematurely from vibration (and HF going to a copper line)
I've heard of no problems with them.
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If you are going to buy tools from Harbor Freight, it might be well to heed
some advice given to me by my 99 year old mother when I was still in high
She said, "Son, if you insist on playing with chicken shit, you are bound to
get some on you".
When we were in high school, any woman our mother's age looked like they
were 99. Never would have thought I'd be looking at 40 year olds and
thinking that young woman is H O T. Perspective sure does change with age.
I bought a 15 gallon 3.5HP (yeah, right) for $60 out of the paper. I
would recommend just keeping an eye on the classifieds and picking one
up when it comes along. You can save a lot of money. I started with
just a nailer, but I'm getting quite a pile of air tools now, and I'm
happy to have the capacity.
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