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Old 01-07-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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I have a couple old heavy compressors and bought the little Porter Cable trim compressor last year which is already leaking air. Thinking about either a Makita MAC2400 to replace everything and just have one compressor OR the MAC700 hot dog for mostly trim and pick up work. OR the ROLAIR bull
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Rol Air JC10. It the ONLY portable compressor I now own. I even use it for single man small framing jobs with my Paslode PF350S framer. It also works well with two finish guns, multiple brad nailers or pinners hooked up to it. Super quiet...light enough, its not super light, but light enough at 38 lbs.

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Here is a few photos from my jobs, I now just bring it in the same room I am working in. When it kicks on no one cares as we don't need to raise our voices or the radio. Your can talk on the phone just fine. Clients are impressed with it, two have said they were surprised and relieved at the lack of noise. I just did a job where I was working RIGHT next to it most of the day. It would kick on with my head inches from it...

And to be fair, I had to tighten three screws a few hours into its use. They were causing a rattle that was louder then the compressor itself and Matt (World Contracting) has had a few problems with his.






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I have the MAC700, which is a great compressor, but that Rolair JC10 looks really tempting. The MAC700 is a bit heavy for what it is. Don't get me wrong, I love it! At least until I have to move it.
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Another vote for the Rolair JC 10. Very quite and lite weight. Runs all my finish guns with no problem. As previously stated, it will handle light framing work, I use it with a Senco FramePro.

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Go for the hotdog. Great compressor
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the mac700 is awesome, but it is heavy as crap.
the fact thats it so small was the biggest + for me.
that rolair looks really nice also. i would like to check out one some day.
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I have the MAC700, which is a great compressor, but that Rolair JC10 looks really tempting. The MAC700 is a bit heavy for what it is. Don't get me wrong, I love it! At least until I have to move it.
The Mak700 is very quiet and is a great compressor. It's kinda heavy but has a very good handle and is easy to carry. The weight is why it's so quiet.
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A couple guys I work with have the hot dog makita, its a nice little compressor, works well for smaller jobs. I have the larger makita 2400. And I love it but it sucks to move all the time.
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hello to all
I have a couple old heavy compressors and bought the little Porter Cable trim compressor last year which is already leaking air. Thinking about either a Makita MAC2400 to replace everything and just have one compressor OR the MAC700 hot dog for mostly trim and pick up work. OR the ROLAIR bull
Any ideas?
thanks much
Not sure if they still make them but check out the Thomas renegade, its 28lbs,quiet,and small!, can run 1 framing nailer or 2 finish nailers!
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I think Thomas has gone out of buisness. I have one of their compressors and love it. the capacitor aided start makes a huge difference.
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Senco pc1010 if you only want one for trim. Mine works great.
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I think Thomas has gone out of buisness. I have one of their compressors and love it. the capacitor aided start makes a huge difference.
I still see some in good condition on eBay, the ultra hot dog ones, I have the renegade for the last 6-7 years and its been perfect to date!

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Senco pc1010 if you only want one for trim. Mine works great.
I have that one too, the one gallon tank is way to small,but its got a pin hole somewhere in the copper line, but its only good for a brad nailer at best
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Rolair JC10

There is nothing else like it. By far the best trim guy compressor out there.

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Rolair JC10

There is nothing else like it. By far the best trim guy compressor out there.

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Just to play devils advocate...there are a few like it. In fact Rol-Air doesn't make the pump/motor...

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Just to play devils advocate...there are a few like it. In fact Rol-Air doesn't make the pump/motor...

http://www.californiaairtools.com/
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I can walk into 3 different stores locally and get a jc10. I bet none of them have heard of california air before.

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Another vote for the JC10, I have mostly retired my other 2 larger compressors . It seems overkill to drag them to the jobsite when the little rol-air can accomplish the same goal with out all the noise and weight
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Readily available

I can walk into 3 different stores locally and get a jc10. I bet none of them have heard of california air before.

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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rnia+air+tools



My business partner might pick up this one.
http://www.amazon.com/California-165...rnia+air+tools

Its the 1/2 hp model, pumps a bit slower, but its QUIET at 56 db. the JC10 is 60 db. Its also smaller with a 1.6 gal tank. Lighter too, by 7 lbs. Without the roll cage it is easier to "lug" it long distances....but I doubt it can run a framer. Half the tank size and half the CFM of the JC10.

The JC10 is also cheaper then the CAT 1.0 compressor....so it doesn't make much sense to get the CAT 1.0hp over the Rol-Air JC-10.
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Buy the dewalt cordless finish nailer for trim
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Buy the dewalt cordless finish nailer for trim
I would rather smash myself in the face with a hammer then use that gun all day.

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