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tooge
02-28-2012, 01:13 PM
I'm gonna be starting an auto resto project and need an air compressor. I don't want to spend a ton of money, preferrably less than $300. What brands are good?

Inmem58
02-28-2012, 01:14 PM
Craftsman of course.


Fuckers last forever.

Inmem58
02-28-2012, 01:16 PM
And Rigid.



I'd actually go Rigid before Craftsman.

tooge
02-28-2012, 01:17 PM
thank you. I figured the craftsman would be up there

Radar Chief
02-28-2012, 01:20 PM
What are your intentions? Just running an air ratchet or do you plan to do a bunch of cutting and grinding?
If your intentions are more the former than a plain ole 120V oil-less compressor will do run your air ratchet and impact wrenches just fine.
If more the later and you do much grinding and/or sanding youíll get real tired real fast waiting on that oil-less compressor to catch back up. Go ahead, spend the money and get a good 220V oil filled preferably 2 cylinder compressor thatís moving >7-9 CFM @ 90 PSI and youíll be glad you did.

tooge
02-28-2012, 01:22 PM
What are your intentions? Just running an air ratchet or do you plan to do a bunch of cutting and grinding?
If your intentions are more the former than a plain ole 120V oil-less compressor will do run your air ratchet and impact wrenches just fine.
If more the later and you do much grinding and/or sanding youíll get real tired real fast waiting on that oil-less compressor to catch back up. Go ahead, spend the money and get a good 220V oil filled preferably 2 cylinder compressor thatís moving >7-9 CFM @ 90 PSI and youíll be glad you did.

Yeah, I'll be wanting to be able to do sanding and grinding as well. Thanks for the advice.

tooge
02-28-2012, 01:47 PM
holy crap, those are not cheap. what about doing the grindin and sandin with electric tools. I already have those.

WV
02-28-2012, 01:53 PM
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200455341_200455341

This one isn't too far out of your price range.

loochy
02-28-2012, 01:54 PM
Anything from Harbor Freight is awesome. It's guaranteed to last.

loochy
02-28-2012, 01:55 PM
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200455341_200455341

This one isn't too far out of your price range.

I'd opt for something with wheels

Detoxing
02-28-2012, 02:02 PM
Anything from Harbor Freight is awesome. It's guaranteed to last.

lol.

Radar Chief
02-28-2012, 02:24 PM
holy crap, those are not cheap.

Thatís no shit.

what about doing the grindin and sandin with electric tools. I already have those.

If you were going to do it professionally youíd wear those electrics out but if youíre just doing a project here and that, like it sounds, electric will handle the job just fine.

dannybcaitlyn
02-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Dewalts are bad ass.