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Old 01-30-2020, 02:31 PM   #1
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Looking For Best Small Compressor


Guys, I've got a senco PC1010 that I got in a combo kit. It is ok for running trim guns, but it is getting tired and I'm looking at another oiless small compressor that is nice and quiet. 60 db. I would like to jump up in CFM just a hair if possible though. So far, the rolair JC10plus

https://www.rolair.com/products/air-...carry/jc10plus

has caught my eye. Is there anyone else out there making anything comparable to this that is setup in a nice tight package like the JC10plus?
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:00 PM   #2
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Anything California Air Tools. I believe the JC10 /plus uses a CA air tools pump. I have a JC10 and a Husky which is another rebranded CA air, and they have the same pump.

Also, it's a fair bit heavier than the PC1010, but it can definitely do light framing.

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Anything California Air Tools. I believe the JC10 /plus uses a CA air tools pump. I have a JC10 and a Husky which is another rebranded CA air, and they have the same pump.

Also, it's a fair bit heavier than the PC1010, but it can definitely do light framing.
I have repair jc10 ( new model) really nice. And works well with framing. Very light like a room or 2. Added 3/4" ply in top. Holds tasks and sys box all with a set of wheels .

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I had a California Air Tools compressor. I didn't like that the cut-in/cut-out pressures were so low. Also it crapped out after a year or so of light use (maybe once per week). Service was non existent, so it ended up being a throw-away.



I did like how quiet the CAT was. I ended up replacing it with one of the newer HF Fortress (I know...) air compressors that uses the same pump design. However, it has a much more usable pressure range and better ergonomics. It too crapped out after about 8 months of use. Fortunately, I bought the extended warranty (something I never do) and they exchanged it right away. However, I had to buy another extended warranty.

I'm not so sure CAT is making all of these compressors. Having worked for what used to be one of the largest compressor manufacturers in the US, my guess is that they are being sourced directly from factories in China. There is probably several factories cranking out a similar design now since there seem to be so many out there in different flavors.




I really like the low noise of this pump design as well as the weight and form factor. That said, I'm not too convinced they have the durability to survive professional use.
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My Rolair vt20tb runs two decking fusionloc guns without issue.


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yes what are yoi u gonna do with it? ive gotten years of use from my small portercabler runs trim guns and occasional framing
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We've been running the JC10 for about 6 years now. No issues and quiet.

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