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Re[2]: Air compressors yet again.

To:,, Keith Kaplan <>
Subject: Re[2]: Air compressors yet again.
From: "John Loftin" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 16:50:47 EST
     Amen, I couldn't have said it better myself!

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Subject: RE: Air compressors yet again.
Author:  Keith Kaplan <> at smtp
Date:    11/20/96 02:46 PM

I'll ring in...  Nothing that runs on 220 is portable, IMHO, because 
there seems to be very little standardization on 220 outlet 
configurations.  Wherever you take your compressor, you probably won't 
find a compatible outlet.  Plus, a 6.5hp motor (even if that's a 
'generous' rating) is going to be so heavy you'll take your compressor 
on the road maybe once a year.  A big tank would be great the other 364 
days of the year.  One member of this list once explained the virtue of 
having NONportable tools, if you have kids/neighbors who will want to 
borrow them.
I have a 'portable' compressor that I've moved twice in the 5 years I've 
owned it -- both times because I was moving to a different house.  I 
might as well have bought 'portable' furniture.  Every other day of 
those 5 years, I've wished I'd bought a compressor with a bigger tank, 
so I wouldn't have to hear the dang thing running all the time.  
My advice -- buy a compressor with a tank so big Tim Allen would be 
impressed, and plumb your shop with air lines to all the corners. 
Please, let's not start the PVC vs black iron debate again, but I use my 
air tools much more often now that my shop is plumbed.
That's my $0.02.
>I guess I should have mentioned that the compressor requires 220 volts. 
>> > I know I can get a larger tank if I go for an upright unit but I I want 
>> > stick with a portable unit.

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