Air Compressor Recommendations


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1 hour ago, bushwacked said:

have you looked at the california air ones? they are super quiet if that is what you are going for ... 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/California-Air-Tools-5-5-Gal-1-0-HP-Ultra-Quiet-and-Oil-Free-Air-Compressor-5510SE/205602927

You know I have looked at them online.  While they have decent to good reviews they are also oil less which I think would result in less durability.  Do you have any experience with them?

Thanks!

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Just now, sjm1580 said:

You know I have looked at them online.  While they have decent to good reviews they are also oil less which I think would result in less durability.  Do you have any experience with them?

Thanks!

No I do not, but have been wanting to get one for years now. I just always choose other tools I actually need over it ... since I already have a compressor. 

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4 hours ago, HuxleyWood said:

If you want a small compressor just pick a California Air Tools or Rolair that fit your needs, your ears will thank you.  

I agree completely. I picked up one of these small Rolair compressors  and am very happy with it. My old compressor just could not even begin to keep up with the air chisel I was using to remove some floor tile but the Rolair did a great job.

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Im in the market too and more than likely Ill be going with one from California Air Tools. Those things are just crazy quiet and they are that expensive IMO. Plus all the reviews seem to be great for them.

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Yea, it should work fine. I've been using a 23 gauge pin gun for a very long time. They don't always need high pressure. Play with how low you can get the pressure and still set the nails, then turn it up a little and go for it.

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