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Old 04-11-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Rigid Oilless 5 Gal Compressor


I just pickec up a Rigid vertical stack compressor. I'm tired of dragging in and out my twin stack for small trim jobs. The twin stack alsi pulls a lot of amperage and will trip breakers.

First impressions good (duh I bought it $149 @ HD). A lot lighter, easier to carry, not quiet but ok, doesn't leave 4 bla k marks like my twin, a back saver.

Cons, the quick connects are good to push in but harder to un-couple. The damn thing doesn't stand up in the bed of my truck, it flops over and lays there.

Thats it so far. A huge back saver and I'm not banging into door frames at days end when doing interior remodels.

Peace out, back to cookin up my ribs and staining trim. They go hand n hand.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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Re: Rigid Oilless 5 Gal Compressor


Do you mean the 6 gallon vertical pancake style?

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86db!?!? Holy crap, that's louder than the PC pancake! You use this thing indoors? Shoulda got the rolair JC10. A few more $$, but at 60db it's like a kitten purring every time it kicks on. Best purchase I have made in awhile.
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Yes the 6 gal vertical one
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I personally don't care for the oil-less compressors. When they go - you may as well toss it do to the costs for the repair- and that seal flap will wear out. I prefer the oil compressors. I have had one for over 10 years and never had a problem with it. I suppose if you don't abuse it you may be alright.....but if it gets used ALOT ...... good luck.

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Only upside to the oilless, is they will run in the cold better. They do bite the dust sooner though.
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I looked at that compressor yesterday. I was thinking it's nice and compact and easy to carry... but is it really loud? for $149 seems like a decent deal...
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I have been looking at the ridgid too but could not get much info on how loud it is. So how loud is it?
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I've been waiting for someone to ask about these, I want one but haven't had a legit reason to buy one yet. They have a decibel rating of 86a, which the 6 gal porter cable pancake is 82 dBA. The Ridgid vertical has a slightly higher SCFM (2.8 vs 2.6 @ 90 psi).
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is 86 dba really loud?
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It's not quiet, if that is your main goal.

Mine was to save my body from dragging around my heavy one for smaller jobs. Now I don't even mind grabbing it. I can get my compressor, guns and hoses in one easy trip instead of lugging just the heavy beast in one trip and breaking into a full on sweat just bringing it up the stairs.

I have used it a handful of time an I like it. It even has a decent purge valve.
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I like the sound of light and easy to carry... what does it weigh?
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The site says 30lbs, but because it is carried close to the body, it seams easy.
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The site says 30lbs, but because it is carried close to the body, it seams easy.
wow that's nice and light.... I may have to hit HD tomorrow
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It even weighs less if you throw some pneumatic wheels on them....


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Most of the oil-less are loud. I can't stand those P-C pancakes!
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I had a Thomas twin tank back in the day that was oil less and very LOUD
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I bought an oil less and fired it up in the shop. Unplugged it and took it back. It was deafening!
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I've run an oilless Rigid twin tank for years. I've considered going to something lighter / smaller for the luggability factor.

Heck yes, it's loud - I try to keep it in a different room. Works well in the winter...
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I'm not familiar with this "Rigid" you guys speak of...

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