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I needed to stain/seal 650' of cedar fence and some other projects so I got an air compressor to help.

This is my Craftsman (made by DeVilbiss) compressor. 120/240VAC 6hp motor, twin cylinder, single stage. The pump is aluminum with die cast liners, oil cooled and puts out 10.4cfm. The tank is 25 gallons and I added a water filter at the output. The compressor puts out 8.6cfm at 40psi and 6.8cfm at 90psi.

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I got 3 air guns, a small detail gun for small projects, a siphon gun for larger painting projects, and a HVLP gun siphon/external input for the fence, walls and other larger projects. I also got a 2 1/2gal pressure paint tank which I used for staining/sealing the fence. I have 200' of 3/8" rubber hose (50' x 4) and 1 each 25' 3/8" air hose and paint hose, all with quick disconnects.

For tools I got a 1/2" impact driver, 3/8" reservable drill, air ratchet that accepts 1/2, 3/8 sockets and 1/4 hex drivers, an orbital sander, a 1/4" die grinder, and a 5gal portable sand blaster. I also got a set of deep impact sockets.

Other accessories are a couple of adjustable regulators, an inline water filter for long hose runs, a 10gal portable air tank and various tire and cleanup accessories.

I was able to stain/seal 650' of 6' high cedar fence in about 4 hours using the paint tank and adding additional hoses, as needed, until I was using all 200' of hose plus the 25' from the tank with the compressor still in the garage. The system really worked well.

How many of you have compressors, details, and how do you use it.

Greg
 

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I have a Hilti air compressor. I just use it for cleaning equipement off. I would like to get a 1/2" Driver for taking the blades on and off my mowers.

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I have an older Campbell that is the same size. I really like it. I have a finishing nailer, framing nailer and odd's and ends blower attachments. The only thing I found is that you need to use a GOOD extension cord, if not, I blow fuses.
 

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Is that a convertible model car on the shelf? My dad used to do those years ago. It was kind of neat with the metal bodies. He was digging around a few months ago and found one in the box un-assembled and I have been planning on putting it together.
 

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I was at a garage sale this morning where they had a nice 5 hp twin cyl. compressor with 30 gal. tank. The guy only had $50 on it. I told him it was priced too cheap. If I didn't already have 2 I would have grabbed it up. Probably should have anyway.
 

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Adamr88,

I haven't used the impact yet but plan on using it to take the blades off my deck too. Also to rotate the tires on my other vehicles and to remove the wheels and pack the bearings on my boat trailer.

tisenberg,

I heard/read the same thing about extension cords so I got the additional air hoses. They work great. I set the output of the compressor at 80psi, then just checked/readjusted the pressure at the paint tank at 60 and the gun to the 40psi I needed. I really want to get a framing and finishing gun for building a deck, extension on my barn etc. etc. etc. But...boy are they expensive!

That is a model car box (I used to make a lot when I was a kid) but now contains and original, unassembled, "20 Mule Train" wagon and mule model from the old TV series "Death Valley" (long ago). I even have the coupon for an additional set for $1.75! I'm tempted to make a copy, enclose a money order and mail it off to see what happens...

Bigdog,

Ya shoulda got it! If you don't use it you could have sold it to a friend, made a couple bucks and still give them a great deal on a compressor..LOL
 

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Yup BigDog, Ya should have grabbed that compressor for that price. Even if you didn`t need it it would be good for parts or better yet, Trading material. I need a bigger one or even just a booster for supplying my air hog sand-blaster.
 

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Here's mine

This baby runs my pressure sand blaster.6 1/6 horses,cast iron compresses,120 gallon tank 14 cfm at 150 lbs.
 

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leo

I have a couple of portable units myself.For shear mass air flow when sandblasting can't beat the big fella.
 

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I am looking at a Coleman. About 33 gallon, 6.5 horse, 155psi max. Cost: $260. Includes and impact wrench and other items.

Puts out something like 11.0 cfm at 40psi and 7.5 cfm at 90psi. Don't qoute me on these last numbers though. ..
 

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Exactly right. I use the big fella in my paint shop/garage and have a water seperator/dessicant filter hooked up. Probably one of the driest air lines around. Great for painting cars.
 

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Originally posted by leolav
Exactly right. I use the big fella in my paint shop/garage and have a water seperator/dessicant filter hooked up. Probably one of the driest air lines around. Great for painting cars.
Nothing worst than water spraying out of a paintgun when your painting exceapt fisheye.:tellyou:
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I've got an old Sanborn twin unit that I purchased in '85 that has similar specs. The pump is cast iron with aluminum head. I was spraying a lot of glue back then and I purchased the spray outfit first and then bought the compressor that could keep up with it. I set it up for 240 when I got it. It's runs great. Needs a new control unit, but other than that it hasn't cost me a cent. It's like anything else, keep up the maintenance and it should last for years.
 

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Water isn't an issue since I put the dessicant in line. Has worked great since. No more fish eye, no more orange peel either.
 
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