Air Compressor Opinion

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by Camaro414, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Camaro414

    Camaro414 New Member

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    So i purchased my first Air compressor to restore my camaro. What do you guys think? It's an Ingersoll Rand® 5 HP Air Compressor, 60 gal.

    Check the specs: Ingersoll Rand® 5 HP Air Compressor, 60 gal.
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    It should do a great job of anything you throw at it. Ingersol Rand has a good reputation on their compressors. The 16cfm should handle your needs quite easily. I think you will be very happy with it.
     
  3. Camaro414

    Camaro414 New Member

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    thanks, what accessories would you recommend for it? I will be doing a full restoration and painting myself. Should be a fun experience.
     
  4. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    You will need a regulator and for painting, you want a water trap. For body work you will need cutting tools, grinding tools, and sanding tools, and of course, a paint gun.

    I believe that Milwaukee is a fairly humid climate, so water can become a big issue if not trapped out of the air. You are probably better off than Florida, but worse off than Pheonix for water problems.
     
  5. sickfast1964

    sickfast1964 Veteran Member

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    That will do anything you need to do at the house. Nice choice!
     
  6. night rider

    night rider Veteran Member

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    That's a good one for sure. It will last you a lifetime.

    You need an air pressure reg. and filter. I like the long blue one for around $30 that harbor freight sells.

    You need to figure how you are gonna pipe/plumb the system. If you are just going to run 50 or 100 foot of air hose or plumb your shop with steel or copper pipe.

    Then for some of your tools..
    1/2" drive 600+ ft lbs torque impact
    3" cut off tool
    die grinder
    4" angle grinder
    rivet gun
    6" DA sander
    long board sander
    air file
    air hammer/chisel
    blow guns
    HVLP paint gun
    detail paint gun
    3/8" air ratchet
    air body saw
    sheet metal nibbler
    sheet metal sheers
    tire chuck
     
  7. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    I thought that I had the exact some one...mine looks about the same but is 18.1 cfm @90

    your will for sure get any job done
     
  8. kttrucks

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    Make sure you maintain clean, dry air.... use a desiccant system, or multi stage filter system to scrub the air before it gets to your tools or paint. Have your filter at least 20 feet from the compressor manifold, or it doesn't matter how much you filter, the air is hot and contains moisture that has not separated.

    Looks like you've got a good pump!!

    Good luck,

    KT.
     

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