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I am looking for a good compressor.

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by grimjaw, May 2, 2006.

  1. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking for a good compressor. This is my short list, what do you think? Are there any great compressors I missed?

    This will be my do everything compressor, so I want the best I can get for the cash. I may not buy from the links but they were the best to show the product info.


    Ingersoll-Rand Electric Stationary Air Compressor — 5 HP, 18.1 CFM @ 90 PSI, 230 Volt, Model# SS5L5
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product2_6970_211720_211720



    Ingersoll-Rand Type-30 Reciprocating Air Compressor — 5 HP, 230 Volt 1 Phase, Model# 2475N5
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product2_6970_200318455_200318455



    NorthStar Electric Stationary Air Compressor — 7.5 HP, 26.2 CFM At 90 PSI, 208-230 Volt
    http://www2.northerntool.com/product/290947_290947.htm



    NorthStar Electric Stationary Air Compressor — 5 HP, 15.9 CFM At 90 PSI, 230 Volt
    http://www2.northerntool.com/product/290946_290946.htm



    Porter-Cable CPLKC7080V2 7 HP, 80-Gallon Stationary Vertical Air Compressor with Oil Lubrication (240-Volt)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004U0SY/ref=wl_it_dp/103-0608021-4502253?%5Fencoding=UTF8&colid=34SASECO43BD3&coliid=I3OM1F7BQ1QTZN&v=glance&n=228013



    Porter-Cable CPLMC7580V2C Two-Stage Industrial Air Compressor
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005QEW2/ref=wl_it_dp/103-0608021-4502253?%5Fencoding=UTF8&colid=34SASECO43BD3&coliid=I1SOPZ89NEK0ZZ&v=glance&n=228013
     
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  2. grimjaw

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    Nobody has any thoughts on which one of these is the best?
     
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    is the ingersol rand a duel stage compressor? if so thats what I would buy. my bud has a 80 gal verticle ingersol duel stage 7.5 hp that hits 175 psi on the gage, thats some pressure right there. ofcourse its regulated down for air tools, but it runs his grit blaster great too.
     
  4. grimjaw

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    The second Porter Cable and the first NorthStar have the the highest CFMs at pressure.

    Porter-Cable CPLMC7580V2C
    25 SCFM @ 100 psi, 23.5 SCFM @ 175 psi

    NorthStar 7.5 HP
    26.2CFM @ 90PSI(continuous) 29.5CFM @ 90PSI (tank assisted)
     
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    The search is over....

    Well, I pulled the trigger on one. I just ordered the Porter-Cable CPLMC7580V2C off Amazon.com. I got it for $1125 shipped, which I think is a great deal. This thing weighs almost 500 lbs. Amazon offered free shipping and that saved $300. Now I need to add the 220v outlet to the garage. The sub panel already has the breaker wired, just not the outlet.




    FEATURES
    • 11.0 Peak HP, 7.5 Running
    • 175 PSI - 195 gallon equivalent tank size as compared to conventional 125 PSI models
    • 86 Dba
    • Two-stage, oil lubricated pump designed with stainless steel valves, cast iron cylinder body and sleeves for long and dependable service life
    • Aluminum crankcase and head for cooler operating temperatures
    • Pump contains automotive style piston, rings, and connecting rod
    • 240 Volt capacitor start induction motor with manual thermal overload protection
    • Contactor box mounted and wired to isolate motor starting current, to protect pressure switch
    • Large tank pressure gauge for easy visibility and better accuracy
    • 80 gallon air tank supports heavy duty, continuous multi-tool usage
    • Wire metal belt guard
    • Standard Equipment: Compressor, ASME safety valve, globe valve, tank gauge, oil, and operating manual
    SPECIFICATIONS
    • Lubrication: Oil Lube
    • Tank Size Gal.: 80 Gal.
    • HP (Peak/Run): 11.0/7.5
    • Amps @240 Volts: 30
    • Max. PSI: 175
    • SCFM Air Delivery @100 PSI: 25.0
    • SCFM Air Delivery @175 PSI: 23.5
    • Pressure Release: YES
    • Globe Valve: YES
    • Gauges: 1
    • Weight (lbs.): 417
    • Shipping Weight (lbs.): 465
    WARRANTY
    Backed by a three-year limited warranty
     
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    WHOA, that's a sweetheart deal there!

    If you find (or suspect) that the compressor was on it's side during shipping, and the oil reservoir was pre-filled, let it stand vertical without powering it up for a few days to let the oil drain out of the cylinders. Then turn the pump through a few revolutions by hand before actually starting it the first time. These will hydraulic-lock just like a car or truck engine...
     
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    I'm looking for a two stage myself...When I go to that model on Amazon it's free shipping but the price is $1499.00???...How do I get it delivered for $1125.00?

    Does someone else make compressors for porter cable?
     
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    There is a 10% off code MAYPOWER good till May 22nd. The other part is I bought $1125 in Amazon Gift Cards for $900. That comes out to $375 off plus free shipping. I looked today and it seems the free ship offer is gone too.
     

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