Compressor question.

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by RedSpider, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. RedSpider

    RedSpider Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Not sure if this question belongs here or not.

    Anyone own one of these husky compressors? Or should I look for something better?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-80-Gal-5-HP-2-Stage-Air-Compressor-HS5181/100005910?cm_mmc=sem|psocial|fbx|dynamic

    Buget is 1500.00 max

    I want it for painting, sanding and tool use.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. cmonson

    cmonson Veteran Member Gold Member

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  3. RedSpider

    RedSpider Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  5. Zazoos

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    I have the one that Sevitz5 listed from Tractor Supply. I have been sandblasting with it using a pressure pot and it maintains pressure with a 3mm tip pushing #5 blasting sand just fine. However, when the tip starts enlarging the compressor falls behind. If I was to do it again I would probably go with the next size up compressor.
     
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    hhott71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My 30 gal 5 hp comp was bought at an industrial supplier before I bought my business in 1988 It was plugged in any ready at all times. We painted 3 cars, a acouple of times each at least too. We never can low on air.
     
  8. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    agree - buy that one

    I have the exact same compressor in my garage that I use almost daily, mostly for media blasting in a Snap On cabinet

    mine is 8 years old & still works perfect
     
  9. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Any of those 5hp compressors should work fine for you. Get the best deal you can. A 5hp compressor will deliver 15-18 cfm at 100psi, and that should do about any job a home hobbyist needs.
    Shopping just by brand isn't what it used to be. Most compressors today are either Made in China, or assembled in the US, Canada, or somewhere else using Chinese parts. There isn't as much difference in quality as there was 40 years ago. Often, the cheap one will perform for you just as well as the big name one.
     
  10. stevenp3762

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    I agree w ith Gary..........if you take your time and shop around you should be able get one for around $800.00 new. you could always try craigslist too.
     

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