View Full Version : New Compressor Part 2

12-30-2003, 03:48 PM
I too, got a new compressor from Santa. I know it's a useful item. I know it can be used to power other tools, but I don't know whether it's the next most important item in my quiver. If I'm going to get a lot of use out of it, I'll keep it. What do you all use your compressors for? Does it see a lot of use in your shops? With what tools or accesories?

Ken Hutchins
12-30-2003, 04:18 PM
The first time you have a flat tire early on a @#%$$$#@&* cold winter morning you will know why you kept it or wish you did keep it, you're choice. Now will it get used every day? No it won't. If you ever have to do any work in a potentially flamable situation or do any work where there is danger of electrical shock - damp suroundings, use air tools.

12-30-2003, 08:33 PM
When I got my compressor for my nail gun years ago I bought a cheap Italian made kit thad had a blowgun, washdown gun, spray paint gun and tyre inflator with a flexi coil hose for about NZ$80 the Quality was better than the price would suggest. I see that inexpensive ratchet guns and air sanders, die grinders etc. are now available, all of which would probably be ok for the amateur.

12-30-2003, 09:18 PM
Lightning Jack, with mine I got a multi-tool assortment. It came with a 3/8" rachet, a 1/2" impact wrench, impact sockets, a paint spray gun, various air fillers & blowers, oil, hose, etc...

My first couple of purchases will be an air file for fairing broad surfaces, a d/a sander, and a small nailer.

capt jake
12-30-2003, 09:34 PM
"what do I use it for?"
To blow of dust! smile.gif
Air nailer #1
Air nailer #2
Air nailer #3
Air nailer #4
Random orbit sander
Paint spraying
I know I have missed some, but you will love it!!! Can't have too many tools!!

Impact wrench
Air ratchet
Air nibler

12-30-2003, 10:27 PM
I have a 5hp 60gal that is about worn out. I've had it for 13yrs. I've been looking around for a replacement.

Tools I run:
1/2in impact
3/8 Butterfly impact
3/8 Air rachet
DA Sander
Air Chisle aka zip gun
Air nibbler
3 Paint Guns
Die Grinder
Air Grinder
Preasure pot Sandblaster
Air File
Air Finish Nailer

There's got to be a few more. IMHO 60gal compressor is bare minum.
My next one will be 60gal, but 7hp 2 stage.

[ 12-30-2003, 11:08 PM: Message edited by: warthog5 ]