Best Portable Air Compressor For Framing?

 
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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I am looking to upgrade my air compressor, any input Pro's or Con's would be appreciated?
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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There are alot of recent threads on compressers, hit the search button or go back a couple pages. I been using Makita elec, Paslode gas and elec with no problems.

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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get as big a one as you can afford and move somewhat easily.
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I have used rol air compressors for nearly twenty years and have had good luck with them
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Dunno what you're using it for or what size you need, but we have a couple of the Rolair VT20TB models. They're very quiet, easy to maneuver, & provide plenty of air for a couple guns.
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PC pancake is good.....just loud
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PC pancake is good.....just loud
LOUD is right.
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I use a small "big bore" makita for days when I don't have alot of guns goin at the same time, it's almost silent and keeps up with a stapler no problem. If I have 3-4 guns goin full tilt I use a wheelbarrow style roll air.
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9HP. Up here we use one called AirBoss. Basically a RolAir. Can keep 5+ guns running full tilt. Might never shut off but she moves a lot of air. Another thing to consider is adding a pig (tank) on the deck. Helps the air stay to the guns vs traveling down the feeder hose first

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