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Old 11-11-2010, 12:02 PM
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Default How about this Air Compressor????

Hello,

I was wondering if this air compressor will get the job done ok? It's a Kobalt, brand new in the box for 1/2 price. I don't have 220 in the garage so looking for a 110v that will work.

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30-Gallon Cast Iron Oil Lubricated Air Compressor
Cast iron, V-twin cylinder, oil lubricated pump features: one-piece cast iron crankcase, thermally stable cast iron cylinder body, aluminum head and machined cast iron valve plate, automotive style ball bearings, and durable stainless steel reed valve. Heavy duty induction motor for maximum performance and efficiency Fully assembled 30 gallon ASME tank with pre-attached pneumatic wheels, quick-set regulator, tank and working pressure gauges, quick connect air outlet and on/off switch for ease of use
155 PSI max pressure, 6.2 SCFM @ 40 PSI, 5.3 SCFM @ 90 PSI, 1.6 running HP
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:21 PM
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That is very similar to the one I built my plane with.

It might be a bit challenged with it comes time to paint but otherwise, it is a good size.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:30 PM
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wouldnt use it for painting.. or running airtools like a sander (DA, palmsander)
It wont keep up with the volumn of air.. and it will have LOTS of water coming trough your lines.. Best bet is a 60 gallon.. Home Cheapo has them for 400 bucks.. 220 volt tho.. HOW EVER i suppose you could slave 2 of those together or perhaps get a large tank that it could as well as the little one it comes with.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:14 PM
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I've been using that exact model for the past few months. I've been happy with it. You can't drill that many holes (maybe 5 or 6) before it kicks in to refill, but I think it's ok for building. I'm not using it for painting so I can't comment on that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:14 PM
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I have the same AC and love it! Wouldn't use it for paint, but def use it for building and all the projects around the house!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:05 PM
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Great, thanks for the advice. For the price I can't let it go!

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Old 11-11-2010, 03:24 PM
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I have one also - great unit. I also got a deal on mine because it had some cosmetic nicks on the cooling fins. I don't get much water, especially in the dry summers around here. I did add an Automatic Compressor Drain Kit from HF http://www.harborfreight.com/automat...kit-46960.html
Works like a charm and costs $10.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:47 PM
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:59 PM
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But thats just showing off..
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:44 PM
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thats the compressor i use for my airbrush and touch up gun
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