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Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:05 pm
by fin
this is my compressor
https://www.amazon.co.uk/PC1010-1-Horse ... 384&sr=8-2

i only use it for my little 24g headless nail gun for stuff like laminate floor beading. and also i have a n 18g brad nailer for architraves. i find my 16g passlode to leave too big a hole on architravs. especially on ogee which i use the most. the 18g air nailer leaves a much littler hole.

my senco runs both comfortably and is nice and quiet when its running when compared to some which can be mega mega noisy

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:20 pm
by Dave54
fin wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:05 pm
this is my compressor
https://www.amazon.co.uk/PC1010-1-Horse ... 384&sr=8-2

i only use it for my little 24g headless nail gun for stuff like laminate floor beading. and also i have a n 18g brad nailer for architraves. i find my 16g passlode to leave too big a hole on architravs. especially on ogee which i use the most. the 18g air nailer leaves a much littler hole.

my senco runs both comfortably and is nice and quiet when its running when compared to some which can be mega mega noisy
Yeah, mine's noisy.
Enough to make it a pain to use really.

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:25 pm
by dewaltdisney
Yes, my Aldi one is bloody noisy too. It makes me jump when it kicks in to recharge.

DWD

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Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:31 pm
by Dave54
dewaltdisney wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:25 pm
Yes, my Aldi one is bloody noisy too. It makes me jump when it kicks in to recharge.

DWD
:lol: Yes. Mine does as well!

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:16 pm
by fin
my getting a fright of the compressor turning on days are over haha the senco model is really very quiet. look up youtube vids to see.

my mates 20 year old son thought it was a machine for charging up the air to stick wood :shock:

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:35 pm
by ahfix
Jumping off the back of this thread ... I've been given a compressor which has two outlets. When I use it air is coming out of the 2nd unused outlet. I can't see a switch or anything, do I need a blanking plug or something?
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Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:39 pm
by Rorschach
The auto seal inside has gone, not uncommon. If you don't need two outlets, get a blanking plug (1/4" BSP by the looks of it), if you do want to keep using it, buy a new fitting. A set of fittings is only a few £ on ebay.

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:42 pm
by ahfix
Thanks. I'm a compressor n00b, what should I be looking for.

ah

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Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:34 am
by Cannyfixit
I’ve always had a small 25lt compressor in my garage it’s just a handy tool to have
I use mine for blowing tyres up,air dusting and a Brad nailer i bought a die grinder but found it won’t work as the compressor just can’t deliver enough air to run it
The down side is the noise my Mrs would complain about the noise so I rigged up a double air filter which reduced the noise quite a lot

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:28 pm
by Argyll
So what kind of connection is this?
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I really just need an airline hose and the gun thing for blowing stuff out.

Excuse the last photo. This site still playing funny buggers when posting photos.

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:37 pm
by Someone-Else
Don't buy "set" (Hose, tyre inflator spray gun) from anywhere, buy just what you want, it's cheaper in the long run

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:36 pm
by Argyll
someone-else wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Don't buy "set" (Hose, tyre inflator spray gun) from anywhere, buy just what you want, it's cheaper in the long run
yep but is that just a standard fitting?

Compressors are they worth it?

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:11 pm
by ahfix
I got this set £20 ... https://www.screwfix.com/p/air-tool-spr ... eces/1710h was fine.

Need to by these if you are using quick connectors ... https://www.screwfix.com/p/pcl-xf-femal ... tid=460618

ah

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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:03 pm
by Someone-Else
I got that set too, hose broke, no use for the "paint sprayer" the tyre inflater was too far out, complete waste of money.

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I ended up buying a decent hose (The other one is cheap plastic, coiled up) and a proper tyre inflater. My neighbour loves me, he won't get a puncture repaired, and he uses a tiny 12v inflater, If I see him I take mine out he is done within 30 seconds.

But then it's not my money, if you want to waste £20 go ahead.

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Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:24 pm
by ayjay
someone-else wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:03 pm
the tyre inflater was too far out,
I've never been guilty of trusting a gauge on any type of tyre inflater - I use a proper tyre gauge every time. I didn't even need spectacles to read it when I first had mine. :oops:
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