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Old 05-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Well I had 2 compressors 1 a small pancake perfect for trim etc Then I had a 20 gal electric that run 2 framing nailers nicely but at times tripped my genarator. So im here looking for help Ive picked out 2-3 air compressors but not so sure.

Looking for something that can run 2-3 framing guns at the same time (nailing plywood and building walls without it tripping off or waiting to recycle air)

Here is what im looking at but need some clarification on a few questions

1. Twin stack- has oil motor??? runs 4CFM at 90PSI but you have to plug it in? kinda confused.
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/...D2T2/p682.html

2. Wheel Barrow- Belt drive gas 9CFM at 90PSI lil more money and no honda egine.
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/...4002/p528.html

3.Wheel barrow - same as above but Honda engine lil more in price.
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/...011/p2261.html

4. Dewalt - Electric 5CFM at 90psi but runs electric will prolly trip my generator.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...146&lpage=none

5. Husky 20 gal oil free air compressor tripped my generator all the time but had just enough air for me to nail off the roof.

So guys Im kinda torn do I spend the money on a wheel barrow or get a twin stack? Main thing is just being able to run 2-3 framing guns and something that I can rely on.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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Check out Quincy. After emglo sold out to dewalt the execs started quincy. American made.
From what I have seen a twin stack will run 2 guns. Not 3. But I'm no compressor expert.

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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I wouldn't buy one without a Honda motor. I've had 2 Emglos from before the DeWalt buyout. One from 96 - 01. Second one from 01 - present. Sold the first one because carb needed rebuild kit, low oil sensor was shot and pump needed rings after 6 years of 8 hrs. a day, five days a week. #2 is still going strong, but doesn't get the use of the first one. Also have a Titan Industrial, but not impressed with it yet. If you run off of a generator, you need a gas compressor in my opinion.
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I've had really good luck with Makita compressors. Oil cooled, not too heavy, and they just work.

http://www.tylertool.com/mac5200r.ht...rce=googlebase
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wow jiffy 6CFM at 90psi im def looking into those.
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I had this while framing. It never had a problem in the cold, ran 3 guns, and has a removable remote regulator. I've used it with a 25' 12ga. cord and NEVER popped a breaker.

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Second for the Makita's. I wanted a Jenny but, the wait was too long.
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I was reading in a FINE HOMEBUILDING a while ago, and they refered to a brand named Thomas. They run a little expensive, but they are oilless, supposedly are designed to run off an extension cord, and have enough power to make your nose bleed. I think the web site is http://www.thomasairpac.com/. That may give you something to think about.

Sorry to hear of the loss of your compressor. Having stuff walk off sort of sucks.

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I don't understand most of you guys on the selection. 1 guy nailing wall sheathing is going to, or BETTER be, hogging the air. Those little portable twin stacks won't do ****.

You need volume and capacity. Your 20 gallon worked well because of the reservoir but it probably was on the weak side of volume.

If you go gas, then a wheelbarrow type WILL do the job. DO NOT GET A BRIGGS ENGINE! Unless you like lots and lots of noise.

Jenny is going to be my next compressor. It's old Emglo, the way it's supposed to be built.

My suggestion to you is the Jenny K5HGA-8P. Gas, 8 gal, portable, will keep up with your guys no doubt.

Or another brand like it would be fine, but nothing except a Honda motor!

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1. Twin stack- has oil motor??? runs 4CFM at 90PSI but you have to plug it in? kinda confused.
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/...D2T2/p682.html
Oil reservoir, not oil motor.
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Check out Quincy. After emglo sold out to dewalt the execs started quincy. American made.
http://www.quincycompressor.com/about.html


not true.....theyre Chinese made as of 2004,

it was jenny that did this

http://www.jennyproductsinc.com/history.html
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http://www.rolair.net/index.html
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out of those I'd get the honda or briggs.


a twin stack won't keep up. not even close.
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I hope the OP wasn't hand nailing for the last year.
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I use rolair,and have had great luck
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I hope the OP wasn't hand nailing for the last year.

LMAO, that was a good one
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we have a small twin tank which we use for light framing, it can run two guns but we have to give it time to catch up. when framing full out and sheathing roofs we switch to our 20 gallon rol-air usually 2 stick guns sometimes 3 and a coil framer. it has a setting which lets it run wide open so it never gets low on air however if we have to run it off a seperate generator if we dont have power to the building, if we have power hooked up it runs off a seperate circuit all together
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HAnds down ROL AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I know someone will say you don't need it, but my 9hp out runs and uses less fuel then a 5.5. Wouldnt even look at one without a Honda motor. Waste of your time. Ours is an AirBoss, same as Champion, its a single pump, 2 stage. Not those triple pump 9hp compressors (Hitachi has one), they do not seem to hold up from what I see at the repair shop.

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