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oh'mike 09-17-2013 07:16 AM

Nice small compressor
 
My back is not what it once was---so I like to keep a small compressor in the truck and only use the double tank for serious framing---

Shop Kobalt 1.5-HP 3-Gallon 155-PSI Electric Air Compressor at Lowes.com

I bought the Kobalt one in the link above---so far so good---at 2.6 CFM it will keep up with most tools,including a framing gun on a small project--

Every important part is enclosed within the cage--no parts to get smashed up in the truck----

My assistant liked it so much that he has one now----let's hope it holds up well---sure is the best design I've seen for transporting in a crowded truck.---Mike-----

kwikfishron 09-17-2013 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1242704)
Every important part is enclosed within the cage--no parts to get smashed up in the truck----

That would be a nice feature...I've broke the brass nipple going into the tank of me little Senco many times. Inexpensive part but can mess up a good day real fast when it happens. I carry spares now.

joecaption 09-17-2013 07:57 AM

A couple issues you "may" run into is finding repair parts and the short time between cycles because of the smaller storage tank.

oh'mike 09-17-2013 07:58 AM

I'll let you know how these hold up---so far I really like it----

The last one I owned worked---but the air cleaner and gauges and rubber feet were either missing or smashed within the first month.

oh'mike 09-17-2013 08:03 AM

I've had several 'baby' compressors over the last 10 years---so I am used to the short comings of a little compressor----(Senco was a favorite)

waiting for them to return to pressure---I do have a big compressor for serious work---but for a one man trim job or building one small partition, I prefer to save my back and use the 'baby'

BigJim 09-17-2013 10:45 AM

With 1 1/2 HP it should do what you want it to do on small jobs. I use to have an Excalibur framing compressor, (just one among many) that had to be the heaviest sucker for a portable compressor I have ever seen, took two guys to carry when it couldn't roll. I left it in the van as much as possible.

I still have my Senco, it is still running good after 18 years. If there had been a small compressor like yours, back then I sure would have tried it.

oh'mike 09-17-2013 07:02 PM

They are a real back saver---I just don't need a big boy most of the time---and at 2.5 CFM @90 this one keeps up ----I'll be putting up some trim tomorrow with my assistant---I might bring the big boy so I can run two hoses---one for the brad gun--one for the finish gun.

I need to rig up something for my helpers compressor---we both like two guns----that little compressor only has one outlet---

BigJim 09-17-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1242973)
They are a real back saver---I just don't need a big boy most of the time---and at 2.5 CFM @90 this one keeps up ----I'll be putting up some trim tomorrow with my assistant---I might bring the big boy so I can run two hoses---one for the brad gun--one for the finish gun.

I need to rig up something for my helpers compressor---we both like two guns----that little compressor only has one outlet---

Mike you could pick up a couple of these manifolds, I had 3 or 4 of them so we could hook up several hoses at a time.

oh'mike 09-17-2013 09:39 PM

Handy---I made up my own with a T-fitting long ago--nice to see that a premade one is available---

BigJim 09-17-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1243045)
Handy---I made up my own with a T-fitting long ago--nice to see that a premade one is available---

I hadn't thought about that but it would sure work.

ToolSeeker 09-18-2013 07:23 AM

I did the same thing a short time ago, got tired of hauling out the double tank, I went with a pancake wish I had seen this one.

BigJim 09-18-2013 08:40 AM

The pan cake type made me think of what a fellow I knew did to his compressor. The relief valve was leaking on his compressor so he stopped it up some way, the thing blew up and busted a big hole in the wall and rusty water everywhere. Could have been him instead of the wall.

oberkc 09-18-2013 02:47 PM

I got one of the little sencos not long ago:

http://www.senco.com/CompressorDetails.aspx?k=PC1010

I love the quiet operation of this thing. It seems fine for trim nails and staples, but would not keep up with a rapid-fire framing nailer, I don't believe.

I sure do like the kobalt idea of the roll cage. I feel I have to be pretty careful with the senco to keep from hitting a fragile component.

oh'mike 09-18-2013 08:27 PM

I had a little Senco similar to that----It was my first baby and I liked it---but when it wore out--the parts cost to much---so it was junked. I got plenty of use out of it--so I was not disappointed---

CTSNicholas 09-19-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by oberkc (Post 1243319)
I got one of the little sencos not long ago:

http://www.senco.com/CompressorDetails.aspx?k=PC1010

I love the quiet operation of this thing. It seems fine for trim nails and staples, but would not keep up with a rapid-fire framing nailer, I don't believe.

I sure do like the kobalt idea of the roll cage. I feel I have to be pretty careful with the senco to keep from hitting a fragile component.


I have heard about that model of Senco compressor having poor insulation on some internal wires. Apparently there is a grommet that manages to strip the insulation back making the compressor more or less a hot wire to touch if not touching it with gloves or by the rubber handle.

It may be worth your interest to check it out online or check the grommet where wires go into a connection box to be crimped.


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