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What's a good price for the Senco PC1010?
 

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I ordered one from Hardware Sales, Inc. for $120 with no sales tax and free shipping.
 

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Hey guys I need some help.
I'm looking to upgrade from hf compressor to a better one. I've narrowed my choices to three, hitachi ec89, senco pc1131 & makita mac700.
I'm liking the hitachi because I can get it from my locals lowes, returns and warranty would be easier to handle. The reviews on it is mix, some good & some bad.
I like the cfm numbers on senco. The reviews have been pretty good and seems like allot of people like senco compressors.
The makita has good cfm numbers, small size, but heavy for its size.
I'm currently leaning towards the hitachi at the moment or should I order the senco and wait couple days?
I have the Mac700, and yes, it is heavy. However, it is very quiet, has great output, does not blow circuits, and is oil lubricated for long life. It really is a fantastic compressor. I also have the Senco PC1010, which is also a great compressor. I have never used the Senco PC1131, but I believe it's the same as the Rolair Bull, which is also known as a good compressor.

The Mac700 runs at about 1/2 the RPM's of the Senco, so I'm thinking it will be a much quieter machine. I haven't heard the PC1131 run, so I can't say for sure. I couldn't find a decibel rating for it online.
 

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<---- This guy is the proud new owner of a JC10:clap:

should be here monday :thumbup:

I have convinced one of the guys at work to buy one. :thumbsup:
I am nearly 100% positive one will be placed in my personal arsenal as well in the near future.
 

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I'm in the market for a small compressor I can throw behind the seat of my truck..

portable and light... Just to shoot some pins and brads nothing big.

What about those hotdog tanks?

Senco, makita and rolair has some decent looking ones... what do you think?
For this application the Senco PC1010 is a perfect tool. Very light weight. It is a small capacity compressor but it will drive 2" crown staples and any 18 or 23 g pins in any wood/cabinet I have ever needed to add trim to. I don't think it would like Ipe or Jatoba or a few hard maple boards but 99.8% it's a perfect tool for what you are asking about Rich.
 

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Just an FYI for everyone, These are e-mails between myself and Rol-Air.


From: Thomas Endress [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 9:29 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: JC10 Duty Cycle

What is the duty cycle of the JC10? Also if it is something like 50% what exactly does that mean? I have always been told it means it cannot run for more than 30 minutes in a hour , but does that mean the compressor can run for 30 minutes straight if you allow a 30 min rest period after? If not, what is the longest the compressor can run before you should let it rest.
-Thanks
Tom​


From: Kale Falkenthal [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:17 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: ROLAIR

Tom,

Thank you for your interest in ROLAIR! You are correct in that the percent duty cycle refers to the amount of time in an hour it is recommended to run the compressor. The JC10 has a 70% duty cycle motor on it unlike most “box house” oilless compressors which are typically at 50% or less. You do have to remember it is running time in an hour. If the compressor has to run for more than 30 min in an hour you may want to consider getting a larger compressor. If the compressor kicks on 3 or 4 times in an hour, that means it was actually only running for a total of 5 min or so, even though you were using it for an hour.
If this does not make sense please let me know.
If you have other questions please feel free to ask or even call if you like. My direct extension here is 157.

Thanks,

Kale Falkenthal
Compressor Specialist
ROLAIR Compressors
Associate Engineering Corporation
920-349-3281 Ext. 157
www.rolair.com


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Thanks for the quick response Kale, I am glad to see it has a 70% duty cycle as I was hoping it would be greater than 50%. The only thing that remains unclear to me is the amount of time it can run without shutting down. Say I am using a blow gun to clean things off, that is a tool that will cause the compressor to run non-stop until I stop using the blow gun. How long can I use that blow gun before I should let the compressor shut down? I have heard people tell me that I would be able to run this compressor for nearly 42 minutes as 42 minutes is 70% of an hour....I don't believe that to be true and I would like to know if I shouldn't run the compressor any longer then two, three, five, ten minutes or whatever.

By the way, I have a JC10 already on its way to me, I am just the type of person who likes to understand my tools very well and why things are a certain way so I know if I am under-utilizing or abusing my tools.

Thanks
Tom​
 

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I can't really make heads or tails of this, there is no definitive answer given....but it sounds like you can run it for an extended period of time. With the 70% duty rating, it sounds like you can use a framing gun for single man stick framing, even though you will be running the compressor alot I think you will be fine.


Someone check my math. If it takes 15 seconds for it to recover...then 15 seconds is 70% of 21.42 seconds, meaning you need to let the compressor rest for 6.42 seconds after it shuts down before you start running it again...That will run the compressor right at a 70% duty cycle in an hour.... or you can run the compressor for 30 seconds, then let it rest for 12.84 seconds....or any denomination that leads you up to 42 min run time with an 18 second rest.

Tom,

That is great, thanks for choosing ROLAIR!
For the example you gave me, about using a blow gun, you could essentially use it for the full 42 min. The problem you will run into is once the tank is drained you will just be using what the compressor can put out, so you wouldn’t see the same amount of air coming out as you would when the tank is full. Though you can run the compressor for 70% of an hour, I would not recommend it. That is a smaller pump and motor, and running it for 42 min straight would put quite a bit of stress on it. I know it is not realistic to say the compressor would be running for a full 42 min straight, but it is good for you to know the limits and stress you can put on the compressor without harming it.
The recovery time on the JC10 is pretty quick because it is a 2 cylinder pump, so say you are using the blow gun, once the compressor kicks on if you were to stop using the gun it would take the compressor 15 sec to pump back up to full pressure. If you were to fully drain the tank, it would take just 45 sec to pump back up to full pressure. That is really quick recovery and pump up time.
I think you will be pleased with the performance of the JC10 and what it is capable of. It is good to remember we design our compressors with the contractor in mind, so all of our compressors are designed to handle the rigors contractors tend to put their tools through.

If there is anything else just let me know!

Kale Falkenthal
ROLAIR Compressors​
 
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