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Grimlock212 02-09-2010 05:49 PM

Air Compressor
Does anyone have any advice on a cheap air compressor to use inside an apartment for minor cleaning? Maybe something I could pick up at Sears or Walmart?

MotoGod 02-09-2010 05:50 PM

I use a $99 Craftsman 3 gallon 1.5HP ;-) Works great. It's loud....but hey.

merdith6 02-09-2010 06:02 PM

oh yeah
Sears also has a green environmentally whatever compressor that goes on sale for cheap, and walmart has a cute little blue one for a good price that would work perfect in the apt...But really craftsman ones are good, if you get a little bigger tank it won't run so much, but the smaller ones will fit nice in an apt....and get that blue handled nozzle with the bent tube, it gets into the crevices of the car better.

cassidy 02-09-2010 06:31 PM

The blue ones at Walmart are made by Campbell Hausfield and are actually good compressors. Ive had one for years and had no problems. If you are worried about noise, you may want to consider a portable air tank. That way you can air it up at a gas station and use it with no noise, a good charge of 120-130 psi would last awhile just cleaning cars. Or pick up some of the pressurized can of air for cleaning keyboards.

rider313 02-09-2010 06:32 PM

in my apt for small air use i can mostly get by with the air in a can used for computer parts. It can get spendy at $6 a can. unless you got an inside guy who gets you a case of 20 for $25. If you only need a few short bursts, get these. otherwise get one of the above sugestions.

scwrod 02-09-2010 07:07 PM

cans are handy but do not produce enough p.s.i. for me.

Grimlock212 02-09-2010 07:14 PM

Yeah I definitely want something more than computer duster. I will have to price a compressor at Wally World tomorrow. I was hoping to get one for under $50.

cassidy 02-09-2010 07:25 PM

You prolly wont find a new one for 50 bucks. I would try craigslist in your area under the tools section. I have seen many good compressors in the 50 dollar range, just check all the surrounding cities and I bet you will find something.

MotoGod 02-11-2010 07:32 AM

This one is $56 at WalMart. A few locals use them as track compressors due to their low draw on a generator.


Grimlock212 02-11-2010 11:53 AM

Cool, that looks like the one I will try out.

koreanassasom 02-11-2010 12:46 PM

compressed air cans for rc car shew i threw away the cans and use the compressor for the computer lol

fatdaddy 02-11-2010 12:59 PM

Originally Posted by koreanassasom (Post 6991541)
compressed air cans for rc car shew i threw away the cans and use the compressor for the computer lol

i highly reccomend against using your home air compressor on your computer. there is alot of moisture in the compressed air using a home compressor. i work in the I.T. industry and i have have killed more than one computer by doing this.

the cans of air are static free, and moisture free so they are much better for the computer

you can do whatever you want, but i had to throw that in here when i read your post

garry969 02-11-2010 01:16 PM

Nice compressor
Here is a nice little compressor. I just picked one up on Wednesday.

If you have a PRIME Acct with Amazon free Second Day Air. No Sales tax too.

Just have to watch the price it goes up and down alot. I got mine when it was at $150.99.


I am going to set mine up with a water trap and filter to airbrush with. All those items you can find at your local hardware store.

rider313 02-11-2010 03:03 PM

just so i dont look like and idiot. i use a large compresor in my garadge to get the large dabriss off then while i disemble the chassis i use the cans for the small stuff. I couldnt emagine cleaning a truck only using a can. lol

nothin special 02-11-2010 05:37 PM

Originally Posted by MotoGod (Post 6982296)
I use a $99 Craftsman 3 gallon 1.5HP ;-) Works great. It's loud....but hey.

I bought this same compressor on sale for 79.99 from Sears, so watch for sales. This does a good job for the money .

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