Household Air Compressors

maillet282 Feb 8, 2014

  1. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Campbell Hausfeld 8 Gallon 200 PSI Air Compressor

    I need to get an air compressor to finish some house hold projects ( baseboards, finishing window trip) and other little things for the eventuality of being stationed at some point this year.
    there is 8 gallon 200psi air compressor on sale at Canadian tire and was wondering what you all thought
    here are some of the specs of this compressor:
    Brand Name - Campbell Hausfeld
    SCFM at 90 PSI - 3.7
    Accessories - None
    Peak HP - 1.3
    SCFM at 40 PSI - 4.7
    PSI - 200
    Tank Dimensions - 8-gal
    Lubrication - Oil-Free
    http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/campbell-hausfeld-8-gallon-200-psi-air-compressor-0588389p.html
    I am also wondering if this would be enough to also use to work on the truck with other air tools ( impact gun, air ratchet) and not half to wait 5 minutes between lug nuts
    what do you all think?
     
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  2. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Went ahead and changed your title, broadened the topic a little bit.

    This will be vital information to me in the future, I would like to have one someday. (Where am I going to put it in an apartment with no garage..)
     
  3. maillet282

    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    thanks. I actually went out and bought the one that I linked. I am doing the break in procedure right now. I will comment on how it performs when I get to put it through it's paces
     
  4. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Link not working for me... :(
     
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    maillet282 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    link fixed ( I hope lol )
     
  6. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    I have a 10gal one from Harbor Freight with slightly less specs then the one you lined. to be honest I love great quality tools but for how often I use it it works great. I do work it hard some times but not often enough to justify a top notch compressor.
     
  7. granitex

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    that one will work just fine for what you are going to use it for, It will lag a bit if you get a cut off tool, or sanders. But an electric angle grinder any way. I have almost the same thing and it has done almost everything that I have asked of it, sandblasting has been the only thing that I have wished it was larger.
     
  8. mtaylor

    mtaylor Test Drive

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    We got one of those (looks like the same compressor, but not quite) about 8 years ago, and it is still going strong. It will run an impact to pull lug nuts no problem.
     
  9. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Get something bigger than 8 gallons. I have a 7-gal Craftsman compressor, and I can not back off all six lugs on a single wheel with an impact wrench before the compressor is empty and has to refill. Forget spraying paint or using a high rpm tool like a sander or cutoff wheel with 8 gallons or less. You'll spend more time waiting for the tank to fill than working. Also, get something that has at least 150 PSI with a regulator on the output line that can be adjusted to match your tools.
     

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