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Review by GMman posted 05-06-2008 10:28 PM 2038 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a Cambell Hausfield compressor worst tool I have ever purchased I tried to complaint to the company and never got an answer, it is noisy , it takes for ever to get to 100 pounds , had it for 2 years and took back on the warantee twice and it is ready to go back

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#1 posted 05-07-2008 12:03 AM

Good to know. I have a little Makita compressor that is fairly quiet (68db) and recovers to 120psi for the turn on at 100psi in about 22 seconds. Never had a problem. I’ve had it for about 9 months and it runs my shop air full time unless I’m doing something that requires a lot of air. Works just great for all my nailers and spraying.

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#2 posted 05-07-2008 08:05 AM

I think ….and this is just my opinion PORTER CABLE
I hope it is legal to put that url …i guess if it isn’t i will find out …
I think the Porter Cable c2002 is the best compressor for the money …150 PSI and $169.00
how can you beat that deal for a easily movable compressor …it weighs less than your miter…...
so what are you gonna use a compressor for …
tires on car
cleaning the chips and salsa off of the Drill press and Bandsaw …oh I mean chips and dust …
dust out of the mortises
cleaning under the tables
running your nailers
running your pinner
running your other air stuff
Has to be a good one to be valuable in the shop…
so is that PC C2002 a good deal or not ??.....
thanks …

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#3 posted 05-07-2008 08:26 PM

Thanks for the post. I have actually looked at these. But thanks to your review I can take it off my list.

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 04:46 AM

This week I was on a job site, I was impressed after seeing a mason w/an air chisel go to town on a wall with this unit, the motor ran the entire time but I heard no strain, nor loss of power or air while his tool was chipping away. Granted it was no heavy demo work, but seemed to work for the task at hand. The unit was well worn and battle scared, I did not note the model# but did see “Extreme Duty” on one of the labels. The requirements of my work have put the De Walt Emglo single tank to hard labor and it prevails. It is built to withstand the rigors of a work van while still able to keep up with the demand of three roofing guns firing fast. My past experience has also tested the demand of Ridgid, and Rol-Air units, both design wise are better suited for a stationary location, but can keep up with the demand for the need and demand for air. For my home shop and for smaller jobs the Ridgid works best, but for a crew trying to lay 25 squares, the De Walt is a workhorse. Two framing guns, firing ringed fasteners, fast are well within this machines capabilities. The better hoses, connecters and well oiled guns, as well as draining the container after use also really improve performance. This response is only based upon my experience based upon my work as a traveling job site contractor,and in no way is an ad, nor sales pitch for any product.

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#5 posted 05-09-2008 05:24 AM

“I have a Campbell Hausfeld compressor worst tool I have ever purchased I tried to complaint to the company and never got an answer, it is noisy , it takes for ever to get to 100 pounds.” – GMman
Ditto to the above and I’m adding too, mine is so noisy that I’ve only used it twice since I got it a year ago.

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