Buy once cry once. Get a rotary screw compressor
I was researching them, it sounds like they're really only good for where you need constant air for like hours at a time and the thing just sits there running since they're hard to ramp on I guess? There's one for sale for $5k near me haha
I'm using the NorthStar 11.3 CFM for the last 6 years. It's been great. At times i've had to wait for it to catch back up but only when i'm going nuts with my pneumatic cut of wheel. Really not a bad deal for$600. My uncle has been running the Husky 60 gal for about the same time and it has been good to him as well. Only $520.
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When I worked at Poison Spyder, they had a decent sized Rotary Screw Compressor. The whole shop used it, along with the laser table. We never ran out of air, and you could barely hear that thing running. It was pretty cool.
Haha I was kidding about a rotary screw compressor. You specifically mentioned a sub $1000 budget, so I immediately went way past that.Yes, but this is a one man shop that isn't spending 5 grand on a used compressor. Trust me, a rotary would be dope, but I don't have that kind of money plus I don't think it would even benefit me that much aside from being quieter, which I'm gonna probably make an enclosure room for the new compressor anyways haha
That's a good buddy. Christmas is coming up. Combine Christmas birthday and anniversary into a Chrisdayversary 60gal compressor for your self.I've been wanting to make this thread for awhile, since I'm always looking at what the next tool I need is.
To start with, I've been borrowing my buddies Eagle compressor which is a triple piston 5hp 60gal rated at 18.5CFM @ 100psi and he's getting anal about letting me use it so I think it's time I buy my own. Definitely want a 60gal one and obviously more cfm the better, but seems like there's limited options for sub-$1000 (his Eagle he got for like $300, and new is like a $1200 compressor and I don't want to spend that much and can't find anything used and rated as high anywhere nearby). Opinions on compressors to look at or avoid? I want something reliable, but like I said preferably under $1000. I'll be using it for chip evacuation on my little cnc mill plus running air tools and plasma.
I don't have shit for tools at my house, just the bare basics. Most of my metric stuff is in my truck toolbox, then my actual toolbox is in my pops garage next to his toolbox. I hate the idea of bringing my toolbox to my garage, when most of the tools I use are already in his garage. Between my tools, and his tools, we have almost everything we need. One of these days I'll splurge on a full wrench and socket set from gear wrench for my garage.My toolbox is currently the backseat of the 4runner since that's where the majority of my metric stuff lives. I have a toolbox in the garage full of standards but it's not exactly accessible. Realistically I need 2 sets of tools. One for the garage and one for the trail so I'm not constantly losing stuff when I'm working out of the backseat. I have a habit of putting stuff down in the garage instead of back in the 4runner.
I don't have shit for tools at my house, just the bare basics. Most of my metric stuff is in my truck toolbox, then my actual toolbox is in my pops garage next to his toolbox. I hate the idea of bringing my toolbox to my garage, when most of the tools I use are already in his garage. Between my tools, and his tools, we have almost everything we need. One of these days I'll splurge on a full wrench and socket set from gear wrench for my garage.