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Re: Air compressors yet again.

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Subject: Re: Air compressors yet again.
From: "Michael Sloane" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 22:48:31 -0500
I cannot argue about the volume, but I would go for a little higher
pressure if I was looking. I also am doubtful about the portability of such
a machine - any kind of extension cord will reduce the available current
and either kick out the breaker or prevent the compressor from working at
anywhere near its rated load. All things being equal, I would vote for the

Mike Sloane (

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> Subject: Air compressors yet again.
> Date: Wednesday, November 20, 1996 12:37 PM
> Hi all,
> Home Depot is selling a Cambell Hausfeld portable air compressor which
> like a pretty good deal to me and I was wondering what other people
> It's rated at 6.5 hp, has a 26 gal tank and puts out 10.1 scfm per minute
> at 90 psi. The price is $377.
> I've know that a lot of manufactures are being a bit creative when
> the hp rating so what I've been looking at to compare compressors if the
> scfm @ 90 psi. Most things which I read say that 10 scfm will satisfy the
> requirements for most tools.
> I know I can get a larger tank if I go for an upright unit but I I want
> stick with a portable unit.
> So does anyone have any opinions one way or the other on this setup?
> Drew
> -- 
> Drew Rogge

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