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Old 02-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #31
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The keys to look for when buying one is capacity, cfm, and pressure. Cfm is basically how fast the compressor tank can be filled (cubic feet per minute) and capacity is self-explanatory. I usually have my compressor set at about 80 psi, so a couple squirts and it may kick on but fills up rapidly. I have a 3gal Husky I got from Home Depot. It shuts off at about 160 psi and I think its rated at 5.5 cfm. You want a high psi value so it doesn't need to refill itself all the time.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #32
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Dewalt makes some of the quitest...check the db rating according to the ISO tests .

this one is perfect for heavy duty use but "trackable" if you stay under 50ft with a 12awg extension cord.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_155839-70-D5...3Ddewalt%2Bair

price match homedepot and get 10% off plus military 10%
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Dewalt makes some of the quitest...check the db rating according to the ISO tests .

this one is perfect for heavy duty use but "trackable" if you stay under 50ft with a 12awg extension cord.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_155839-70-D5...3Ddewalt%2Bair

price match homedepot and get 10% off plus military 10%
Yeah that would be great if you like racing in the dark with no lights. Its a breaker poper for sure!
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #34
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The keys to look for when buying one is capacity, cfm, and pressure. Cfm is basically how fast the compressor tank can be filled (cubic feet per minute) and capacity is self-explanatory. I usually have my compressor set at about 80 psi, so a couple squirts and it may kick on but fills up rapidly. I have a 3gal Husky I got from Home Depot. It shuts off at about 160 psi and I think its rated at 5.5 cfm. You want a high psi value so it doesn't need to refill itself all the time.
I need one myself and it seems like you know what you talking about. Can you show me which one you have?
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So on a small Portable air compressor that cost less then $99 what numbers should the Cfm i should look for?.
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Which one is better?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=1297449436314

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...100-_-10368321
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They seem about the same but....the home depot one has wheels, folding handle, and is very quiet, And dont know the amp draw of the sears. Track owners get pi$$ed when breakers trip!
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I am looking at buying one at home for cleaning use. What is the min pressure rating I should look at? I see compact ones in India rated 125psi. Will that work?
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I have that one from Home Depot works great, very quiet, easy to move around and holds air very well.... and no leaks after a years use at the track with lots of other guys wanting to use it....Yes air goes quick, but thats any 1.5 tank. But she's QUIET....and dont trip the breakers...
Same one I used bought new 89 bucks had for two years works perfect it crapped out rolled it in home depot they gave me a new one. My other one was used a lot Las everyone at the track enjoys
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My Air Compressor weighs in at 775lbs So I bought one for those 5 gal compressed air tanks that I fill up to take to the track. Probably only weighs 10lbs too. You can pic one up at Harbor freight for under $30.00. No compressor noise Purchase the largest air compressor you can afford and leave the compressor at home, you will be further ahead in the long run.
http://www.harborfreight.com/merchan...ank-65594.html

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