[BiturboS4] RE: [s-cars] LAC: Help with garage air compressor purchase?

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 3 17:13:33 EST 2002

At 04:35 PM 12/3/2002 , Theodore Chen wrote:

>the link you referenced didn't work, so i don't know what you got.

I got the 30 gal vertical direct drive, 1-stage.  As you note, noisier than
the 2-stage.

>california house.  i wanted some modicum of portability, and the uprights
>don't have that.

good point.  I don't plan on moving mine around much

>the compressor i got is a 2-stage compressor, about 30 gallons.  for
>some reason, i can't find it on the sears.com site right now.  not
>a belt-driven, but a 2-stage.  it's also very quiet.  when it's running,
>it's not much louder than a vacuum cleaner, and you can actually talk
>to people in the garage while it's running.  my friend's direct-drive
>compressor is so loud we have to yell at the top of our lungs when
>it's running.

I hear you...or don't :)  I listened to both run at the store...see below

>the two-stage compressor is also capable of achieving 175 psi.  this
>means more air stored in the tank, so the effective volume of the
>tank is higher.
>you'll pay about $100 more for this compressor than a 30 gallon
>direct drive, but it's worth it, IMHO.  i paid about $375 for it
>on sale about six months ago.

You got a nice compressor.  There's a vertical tank version of this one as
well.  I almost splurged on that one, but could just hear the screaming
when I got home.  I'll spend it on another tool elsewhere :)

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