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Old 06-28-05, 01:43PM   #16
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I have an Eagle 3 cylinder. Huge output +16cfm@100psi 60 gal vertical tank for a 5hp cheater single stage. Semi commercial $900 ca. Next step up in my eyes would be a 7hp 2 stage. Catches up with everything but the sandblaster. Alan
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Old 06-28-05, 02:56PM   #17
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I bought the one I have now from Lowes at the time they didn't have anything bigger.
I can go to Hickory to a Home depot and Northern Tool Co. I think that is the name it's like Harbor Freight Tools.
What specs should I look for cause my son plans to build me a small sandblasting cabinet for small parts also.?
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Old 06-28-05, 03:26PM   #18
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At least 6 HP, and at least 30 gallon tank. Those compressors will be right in the range you need.
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Old 06-28-05, 07:31PM   #19
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A.X. are the the oil less type or the belt driven type that has to be oiled?
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Old 06-28-05, 07:59PM   #20
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OK thanks I have a small 26 gal campbell-hausfield oiless now and works good for small jobs.Does sears have a good air compressor or they like the one I already?
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Old 06-28-05, 08:26PM   #21
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I have a Craftsman one that is an oilless 6 HP 30 gal tank and it works great still. Had it a long time. Had a CH one that was really small and it was oilless that is still running too. It's like 20 years old or more. I used the hell out of it. I've owned both oiless and cylinder types. Both work great, but if you can't afford the more expensive cylinder types, go with an oilless. They are still good quality compressors. I run a ranch. We don't just use air once in a while like most weekend wrenches. We use it all the time. :ax
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Just a idea can a 2 compressors be hooked together into one line?
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Old 06-30-05, 01:11PM   #23
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Hi Cliff,
I wouldn't hose the floors down. The moisture that rises as a result of the water evaporating gets in the paint and shows up as rust bubbles later on. If you can rent a booth it would be well worth the cost. You can build a booth out of two by fours and plastic and use a fan to pull the overspray and fumes out but make sure you buy a fan with a sealed motor so a spark doesn't ignite the vapors. Kaboom!

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Browni,what kind of sealed fan?I am on a tighter budget than most.
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Old 06-30-05, 05:21PM   #25
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Cliff,
By sealed I mean spark proof/explosion proof. You can actually find them at home depot. They are labeled spark proof and if you explain to them what you will be using it for they can steer you to the right one.

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OK thanks Browni, I guess I should spray the ground to keep the dust down?
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find a buddy or rent a garage.
You don't want your first experience to sour you on the whole topic.
MUCH better end result will occur staying as close to factory recommendations as possible.
Sure, You could paint it in the early morn while the dew is on the grass, but how much better a result would be achived in a proper space?
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Old 07-22-05, 04:11PM   #28
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That's the problem being in a small town we have been checking around for a small garage to rent it's near impossible and when I do they want $600-700 a month,I just can't afford it.Cliff
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i would stay away from sears compressors because they have oil free motors and tend to burn up pistons in the pump i went through 5 rebuilds on mine in 3 years try to find a pump with oiling for longer life and much quieter operation
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Old 09-11-05, 05:24AM   #30
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i got lucky, and got a Husky 60 gal. with 5 or 6 HP, which is sold at home depot for $200 from a friend of a friend, who never used it.

i was very surprised to see that the regular price for it was less than $400 new at home depot.

i highly recommend that one.....otherwise, the closest one i've seen comparable to it is around $500 on sale.

mine is also the "oil" type, which is considered better than the "oil-less" type....
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