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Old 05-18-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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Hi all.. Im looking to buy a new air compressor. Im looking for one that will run a framing nailer or a coil roof nailer. The compressor I have is old and cant keep up . Im just looking for suggestions or what to look for in a new compressor. I couldnt find a site that gave reviews on compressors so I thought I'd ask here. thanks in advance


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well...any specific one you would recommend? I know there are lots of problems with the new emglo compressors.
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Couple of things...

when you go shopping, most will have a SCFM which is standard cubic feet per minute...which is to say that their capacity is measured against an established standard.

As for what it will power -- look into the CFM requirements of your tools or expected purchases and that will let you know what size you should look at purchasing. For example a hopper to texture drywall taks a lot of CFM, while a finish nailer is relatively minor.

I have a 35 galllon sears oilless...and it's noisy....as most oilless are. I also have a porter cable C3151 job boss oil type...and it's pretty decent...WAY too much warranty repairs but it gets the job done.

The sears has run 3 roofing nailers, and 2 framing nailers at a time, the PC has run 2 roofing nailers at once.

Good luck with your decision...
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well...any specific one you would recommend? I know there are lots of problems with the new emglo compressors.
Never heard this before, I have one (now sold under the Dewalt name) that is about 18 months old and haven't had any problems. But I would like to wring the neck of the moron that changed the composition of the rubber feet. The rubber was soft on my old one and the compressor would run for days without moving an inch friom where you set it. Rubber composition on the new one is as hard as a block of wood, and the compressor moves around like the little men in the old electric football games.(You'll have to be an oldie like me to remember these).
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I have a Porter Cable pancake compressor. It came with a finish nailer. Bought it about 3 years ago. Works great, but really, really noisy, and cycles often. Nowadays, you can probably get this compressor with 3 guns for $299, the same price I paid for mine with only one gun.

If I had to do it all over again, I would get the Makita super quiet one. Sure, you'll use the compressor to do framing when you don't care about noise, but when you're working on small projects during the night time when everyone asleep, you'll wish you had a quiet one.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-MAC2400...9545161&sr=8-2
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.....and the compressor moves around like the little men in the old electric football games.(You'll have to be an oldie like me to remember these).
They had electricity when you were young ???

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