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Air Compressors
« on: December 27, 2019, 10:53:10 PM »
Hot dog vs. pancake.

Everyone knew I wanted an air compressor, and I got two.  Which one would you keep/return?

DeWalt d55140

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Craftsman CMEC6150

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 11:13:12 PM »
Craftsman 6 gal.

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 12:38:39 AM »
Both will run nail guns and air up tires. Neither will do anything more.

The 6 gallon tank is better technically speaking but Keep the one you find more visually appealing.

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 06:34:47 AM »
I've got a Bostic pancake and it's loud as frick. So my advice is try to find out which one is quieter.

Craftsman has been known to make great air compressors for what it's worth.

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2019, 06:33:14 PM »
I've got a Bostic pancake and it's loud as frick. So my advice is try to find out which one is quieter.

Craftsman has been known to make great air compressors for what it's worth.

This.  I had a bostic pancake myself, bought it at a pawn shop when my old Ingersoll Rand died.  It was so loud, I actually took it outside and shot it.  Fuck that thing.

I bought a Campbell hausfeld that was advertised as being quiet.  It’s a no shit deal, that fucker is so quiet, you can stand next to it and talk with it running, and not raise your voice.

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 09:45:57 PM »
This.  I had a bostic pancake myself, bought it at a pawn shop when my old Ingersoll Rand died.  It was so loud, I actually took it outside and shot it.  Fuck that thing.

I bought a Campbell hausfeld that was advertised as being quiet.  It’s a no shit deal, that fucker is so quiet, you can stand next to it and talk with it running, and not raise your voice.

Those 7am early morning projects...my neighbors fuckin love me. I bought mine new at Home Depot several years ago...it still looks like I just brought it out of the box. Otherwise I might would leave it by a dumpster.

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2019, 09:53:59 PM »
I plan to get a big one for my next house, would like a quiet and big tank one. Like the old pulley drive ones that seemed quieter?  Get old one and re-motor it if needed or buy new one? 

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2019, 10:03:10 PM »
I plan to get a big one for my next house, would like a quiet and big tank one. Like the old pulley drive ones that seemed quieter?  Get old one and re-motor it if needed or buy new one?

A big two stage compressor is great, and they are less noisy than a pancake compressor.  They aren’t really quiet, but most pancakes are ridiculously, painfully loud.

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Re: Electric Air Compressors: DeWalt D55140 vs. Craftsman CMEC6150
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2019, 10:52:27 PM »
I have an 80 gallon. Not too loud when it is filling but really loud when i drain it.  Sounds like a rocket ship taking off.  Multiple neighbors down the street came outside to see what the ruckus was when I first got it.

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Re: Air Compressors
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2019, 08:33:19 PM »
I guess it's normal to hear a very slow leak on the fast-connectors?

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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2019, 08:38:46 PM »
I guess it's normal to hear a very slow leak on the fast-connectors?

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Re: Air Compressors
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, 09:12:38 AM »
I bought a double tank DeWalt compressor about 20 years ago.  That thing has been awesome.


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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2021, 11:49:06 PM »
Finally in the market to get a compressor.  What about something like this?  I like that it can be 240V as I have a dedicated breaker and 240V outlet for a compressor from teh previous owner. 


https://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Air-IL1682066-MN-20-Gallon-Compressor/dp/B002MKP5IS/ref=psdc_9022396011_t2_B002MKP5JM


Would prefer to get it locally, but not sure the box stores are a good option.  Don't want to spend an arm and a leg so the price range on this one is my upper limit, so like $700 out the door.  Prefer less but want something fairly quiet and long-term reliable.  Plan to keep it a long, long time.

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Re: Air Compressors
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 07:41:13 AM »
What are planning on doing with the compressor?

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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2021, 07:54:00 AM »
What are planning on doing with the compressor?

Airing up tires, running air tools like grinder and doing some painting, but not a ton.  Nail guns too, but not like doing a roofing job

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 10:43:22 AM »
It will definitely do all that.  20 gallons is at that bottom threshold for paint.  You will have to wait for the compressor to catch up after a few passes..

You're rich.  Buy an 80 gallon and be done.

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 10:45:15 AM »
The Campbell Hausfield Stage 2 that Rev mentions above are nice. Been meaning to buy one myself.

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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2021, 11:19:09 AM »
It will definitely do all that.  20 gallons is at that bottom threshold for paint.  You will have to wait for the compressor to catch up after a few passes..

You're rich.  Buy an 80 gallon and be done.


I'm not unlimited rich and have a few other goodies that I want to buy as well.  I'll have to see what an 80 gallon would run that is quiet, can run 240V and is reliable for years to come.  I'm OK with doing maintenance on something if it lasts.

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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 11:38:47 AM »

I'm not unlimited rich and have a few other goodies that I want to buy as well.  I'll have to see what an 80 gallon would run that is quiet, can run 240V and is reliable for years to come.  I'm OK with doing maintenance on something if it lasts.

I have an 80 gallon two stage compressor and bought it used.  I changed the oil and replumbed it.  Thing has worked great.  Don't be afraid to buy used.  The tank is the big concern with rust but there are good deals out there if you look.  I'm a fan of buying new too when it comes to tools.

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 11:50:00 AM »
I have an 80 gallon two stage compressor and bought it used.  I changed the oil and replumbed it.  Thing has worked great.  Don't be afraid to buy used.  The tank is the big concern with rust but there are good deals out there if you look.  I'm a fan of buying new too when it comes to tools.


I would prefer to buy new on this one, since it is compressed air.


What I really would like is a nice, old belt driven drill press.  A floor standing omdel that is cast iron or something.  If I need to change out the motor, that is fine.

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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 12:41:17 PM »

I would prefer to buy new on this one, since it is compressed air.


What I really would like is a nice, old belt driven drill press.  A floor standing omdel that is cast iron or something.  If I need to change out the motor, that is fine.

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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2021, 12:46:39 PM »

I'm not unlimited rich and have a few other goodies that I want to buy as well.  I'll have to see what an 80 gallon would run that is quiet, can run 240V and is reliable for years to come.  I'm OK with doing maintenance on something if it lasts.

If you get a twin cylinder, make sure it has a cast iron sleeve if not an entire cast block.
The $$between a 20g and an 80g is negligible, especially if you want to do the things you mention in any quantity.  The grinder and the paint gun will eat some volume.  The big 80’s will all be 240(unless they are 3phase)

Also, get you a drier with it.  I noticed the link to the one on Amazon you posted had the “people also bought this”....if you paint it’s a must, and it will save a LOt of wear and tear on your tools.

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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2021, 01:12:27 PM »
If you get a twin cylinder, make sure it has a cast iron sleeve if not an entire cast block.
The $$between a 20g and an 80g is negligible, especially if you want to do the things you mention in any quantity.  The grinder and the paint gun will eat some volume.  The big 80’s will all be 240(unless they are 3phase)

Also, get you a drier with it.  I noticed the link to the one on Amazon you posted had the “people also bought this”....if you paint it’s a must, and it will save a LOt of wear and tear on your tools.


This one is a 60g and has cast iron and such.  I mean, they have a 30, 60 and 80 and the price difference isn't really 'negligible' for a poor man like myself.


https://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausfeld-gallon-Compressor-XC602100/dp/B07RF9Q22P/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=60%2Bgallon%2Bair%2Bcompressor%2B2%2Bstage&qid=1613671723&sr=8-8&th=1


Goes $1099, $1499, $1999.  Thinking the 60g with the some smaller motor might be good enough for the $500 savings?  As for painting, it will be a VERY small amount of painting that I do with this.  Mostly for furniture and spraying lacquer or something.  Not a whole house or whole car.

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