What a value

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Review by BentheViking posted 07-15-2011 05:38 AM 4399 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I had wanted an air compressor, but didn’t really feel that I had the space and money for one. I felt that a table saw would be a much more worthy purchase. At the same point I am always looking into what new tools I can buy and poking on I found this guy. Originally $60 but they had it down for $40. I had some credit card rewards so after shipping and tax it only cost me like $13.

This is a reconditioned kit and while it certainly looks it (some small scratches and dings), it doesn’t look like its been abused. The compressor is not huge (obviously at only 2 gallons), but for my needs it certainly works. It has a built in hose to do inflating or can be used as a blower. It also has a pre-attached hose on the the other side that could be unscrewed or changed to a quick release valve. Wasn’t quite sure about the gun since I couldn’t find it online and one part of the item listing said brad and another said stapler. Upon opening it I saw that it was a 1 1/4” 18 ga. brad nailer. The kit also came with oil and 200 1 1/4” nails. Nothing is overwhelming on this kit and even though its reconditioned it is still worth the price. Can’t wait to get into more projects with this little steal.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 06:03 PM

On your recommendation I ordered it. Every thing you say is true. Noisy as hell but hey. Bought a blow gun and a paint sprayer to complete. Most important is a pin nailer I spent $20 great addition. The included brad nailer is fine, up the pressure to 80 and it sinks the brads.
Thanks for sharing!

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 06:58 PM

Good find. We have to use some baby compressors for quick trim jobs and shoe mold or quarter round. We had a pair of hotdog Huskees that lasted nearly two years (good).

I replaced them with Sears Evolution pancakes for $69 each with 18 gauge gun, then added 3 years warranty for $10 each. They are without a doubt the quietest pancake compressors I have ever not heard. They’re just a few months old, but who cares (as long as they don’t last more than three). ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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