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Mark Harvey 02-14-2010 07:39 PM

Choosing a portable generator
What size should I look at to run a compressor and the odd power tool (saw, drills, etc.). Also, what brands do you like and why? I am a handyman so the use of the generator is an a part time basis.

vsheetz 02-14-2010 09:45 PM

If you don't need to run multiple tools at the same time (for example, a compressor and skil saw) a 3000-3500 watt unit, 120 volt only unit would do the job for you - IMHO. I would watch Craigslist for a good deal on a good used brand name unit.

Billy_Bob 02-14-2010 10:42 PM

Electric motors need more electricity to startup. See halfway down the following page for contractor equipment startup wattage...

Also generators are heavy. Get one with wheels!

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