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  • #269106

    kzcarp
    Pro

    i wouldnt waste the time or money fixing the porter cable. the pc is a throw away compressor

    That is the downside of the PC being so cheap. WHen they work they work ok, when they don’t you toss it and get another one. I’ve had both of my emglo’s 20 years.

    kevin

    #269114

    aa_custom
    Pro
    PIttsburgh, PA

    I have the Rolair vt20tb is a great compressor, and it has wheels. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything Rolair.

    That vt20b looks pretty sweet, and heavy.

    How are things over there in the basement? 😀

    #269121

    I’ve got the JC10. It is AWESOME. Super quiet, plenty of power for my nailers and am going to make a booth to do some light finish staining with it.

    #269122

    Go look at the “California air tools” compressors. The one I have us a dual tank aluminum tank, runs at <65 db (you can have a conversation next to it while it’s running), and it only pulls 7.6 amps so you’re not blowing breakers.

    Robert Shaw -Colorado Deck and Framing
    www.mysteeldeck.com

    #269134

    aa_custom
    Pro
    PIttsburgh, PA

    Go look at the “California air tools” compressors. The one I have us a dual tank aluminum tank, runs at <65 db (you can have a conversation next to it while it’s running), and it only pulls 7.6 amps so you’re not blowing breakers.

    That sounds pretty sweet. They’ve shown up on my google searches, but I had never heard of them before. I kind of thought they might have been a harbor freight brand from the name.

    #269136

    Never heard of those before @robertcdf. They have some nice specs and a couple of youtube videos showing how quiet they are. Thanks!

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #269195

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Here is another Makita and no cart to make and 20 dollars more

    http://www.amazon.com/Makita-MAC5200-Big-Bore-Compressor/dp/B0001Q2VPU/ref=pd_cp_hi_1

    If you do decide in the larger MAC5200, know that it is substantially louder than the MAC2400. 90db vs 79db

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #269242

    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    Robert that has an aluminum tank? What’s the weight of it? I’m very interested. As a matter of fact the older I get the more interested in lighter tools I get. Oh don’t worry you will get there. Lol

    #269249

    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    Go look at the “California air tools” compressors. The one I have us a dual tank aluminum tank, runs at <65 db (you can have a conversation next to it while it’s running), and it only pulls 7.6 amps so you’re not blowing breakers.

    That sounds pretty sweet. They’ve shown up on my google searches, but I had never heard of them before. I kind of thought they might have been a harbor freight brand from the name.

    Hey Aaron, how’s it going? Good to see you here. Something about this forum that brings out the gentlemen in me. Not so much over there. Lol

    #269274

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Nice to see you swing by for some CD.
    I’ve seen that “California air tools” run at the local WoodCraft store and it is a nice quite air pump. It looks good to me.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #269276

    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    I’ve always wondered why all compressors aren’t aluminum

    #269302

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I’ve always wondered why all compressors aren’t aluminum

    Expense. Aluminum is more expensive so the price goes up by a third to a half.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #269321

    aa_custom
    Pro
    PIttsburgh, PA

    Go look at the “California air tools” compressors. The one I have us a dual tank aluminum tank, runs at <65 db (you can have a conversation next to it while it’s running), and it only pulls 7.6 amps so you’re not blowing breakers.

    That sounds pretty sweet. They’ve shown up on my google searches, but I had never heard of them before. I kind of thought they might have been a harbor freight brand from the name.

    Hey Aaron, how’s it going? Good to see you here. Something about this forum that brings out the gentlemen in me. Not so much over there. Lol

    Funny how that works, huh?

    #269356

    Robert that has an aluminum tank? What’s the weight of it? I’m very interested. As a matter of fact the older I get the more interested in lighter tools I get. Oh don’t worry you will get there. Lol

    It weighs 44 lbs. I have the 4610A 4.6 gallon, 1hp.

    I had ordered mine on home depots website. It’s $259.

    They have a 2hp model that’s 299 but it’s louder (70db) heavier (64lbs) and pulls 14 amps.

    Robert Shaw -Colorado Deck and Framing
    www.mysteeldeck.com

    #269375

    I’ve always wondered why all compressors aren’t aluminum

    I would guess cost. Steel is cheaper. I like the idea of the aluminum tank. No rusting with moisture and lighter for sure. Pricing is right on for a quality compressor.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #269424

    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    If you want quiet, don’t get a Campbell Housfeld. I have one and it is loud, wish I would have went in a different direction, but until it dies, I’m stuck with it.

    #269426

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I just checked out California Air Tools website and on Amazon. They are nice looking compressors and they have some pretty good reviews on Amazon. I was planning on getting a JC10 this summer, I may try one of these instead. They are even Prime eligible.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    Housewright Construction

    #269462

    aa_custom
    Pro
    PIttsburgh, PA

    @robertcdf that 4610a looks pretty sweet. I think that might be the one for me. Thanks for the tip!

    #269466

    You won’t be disappointed. I’ll probably be getting another one to keep at my house at some point. I might get a larger one for the house since it won’t move often, I like the aluminum tank so it doesn’t rust, but I’ll probably cheap out and get a steel tank model for the house.

    Robert Shaw -Colorado Deck and Framing
    www.mysteeldeck.com

    #269496

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    If you want quiet, don’t get a Campbell Housfeld. I have one and it is loud, wish I would have went in a different direction, but until it dies, I’m stuck with it.

    Not to go OT, but have you ever put oil in it ? Remove the air intake filter and put 3-4 drops of air tool oil in it. It may or may not help some.

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