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Old 10-27-2013, 05:42 PM   #15
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Oil-less compressors are not for those that value their hearing

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why oil-less
They're cheaper.

But they wear out quicker. And they are REALLY LOUD.

For the occasional user, oil-less might be a better alternative.


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Old 10-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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Traditional compressors have oil in their crankcase just like engines - for the same reasons. That's why you can't use a regular compressor to fill diving air tanks - or breathing tanks for fire fighters, etc.

A lot of new (cheap) compressors are 'oil-less'. These use tuflon cylinder liners and would work better for your airlines. Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and look for compressors without oil fill and drain holes.

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #17
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Just bought a Porter Cable compressor. It has a 1 gallon tank, pressure regulator and gage for tank pressure and regulated pressure.
It is a 120 volt AC unit and weighs 24 pounds.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #18
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Look at the Quincy Q12120P...they are USA made, the owner's manual is ALL in English and mine is quieter than my Honda 3000 generator..

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