Can anyone recommend a quiet small compressor? It for use in a
I read comments here that the oil-less types are noisier than the
oil-lube. Is that true?
It will be used mainly for light-duty nail-gun use.
I have one of those 5HP/20Gal Devilbiss units in my basement right now. Yup,
noisier than the 'oil type' in the garage. But it fills up faster and is
clean,no maintenance 'cept blowing out filter. I put a 5 sided box around
it,leaving 3" more or less and stapled old carpet to all five sides. It's
reasonably quiet now and I gained another 'worktop' about 2 by 2 feet.
Works for me for the past 5 years...
My neighbor has one of those damned oiless sears units, It annoys me at
150 feet or more. I hear it in my garage and I hear it in my house.
Putting a box over the pump isn't an option for some of us, if I'm going
to spend money, even on a piece of junk tool, I'm not going to abuse it.
If your looking for a quiet compressor look for a standard compressor
with an iron pump. Iron absorbs noise.
I do not think it is available here in the US, as I have never seen
it. I use to own an Emglo, it is fully concealing in a steel casing
with foams padding inside. It is so quiet that it sound less than my
central cooling/heating system (fans). By the way the Emglo is made in
Italy and I believe it was 2 to 3 CFM, a small units.
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