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Re: Body work suggestions (3)

Subject: Re: Body work suggestions (3)
From: Donald H Locker <>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:48:52 -0500

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Two stage always makes more air per unit power than single stage.  Two stage 
will _usually_ deliver air at a higher final pressure, too.  (Typically 175 
psi vs. 120 or 135)

I don't know anything about the quality of either machine.

Donald. wrote:


> Hello,
> Do you know the CFM rating of your compressor?  I am thinking
> of getting a 60-gallon single-stage twin-cylinder unit from Lowe's
> for $499 that claims 13.3 SCFM at 90 lb. The motor draws 17 amps at 220 v.
> They describe it as "7 HP (Peak)", but I think HP ratings on compressors
> are pretty meaningless.
> The alternative is a Delta compressor from Sam's Club for $769.  It is 
> 2-stage unit, rated at 16.9 CFM at 100 lb.  It is rated at 6.5 HP, whatever 
>that means.
> It needs a 30-amp branch circuit.
> I am planning to use it for spraying and with a blast cabinet.  Do you think
> the smaller unit would be sufficient?
> Thanks,
> Doug Braun

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