Compressors are they worth it?

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I ended up buying a decent hose (The other one is cheap plastic, coiled up) and a proper tyre inflater.

But then it's not my money, if you want to waste £20 go ahead.
You are right about the pipe, it's no better than a bendy straw but the inflator is OK as is the blow gun. I was given a pipe so covered.

I needed to blow up a large paddling pool so accuracy was not a major concern :thumbleft:

Anyway, screwfix are pritty good so dont like it take it back.

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I think that the second guage is the setting for the working air pressure required and the first guage shows the tank pressure. The second valve needs to open to allow air through, Could you try a radiator key on it to get it open?

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I agree with dewaltdisney, the other thing is you said push..........and then pulled it, what happens if you push down (Gently) and turn it?
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On mine you pull it up to adjust the valve (not all the way off obviously) and then push it down when you are done to lock it in place. This is same on both of my compressors.
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I just turn mine, no pulling, pushing or locking.
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I managed to get it going. The brass valve had been overtightened.
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What the square one? if so what did you use to free it?
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What the square one? if so what did you use to free it?
A radiator key. It had been overtightened so the nylon knob slipped over it.
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oh, frustrating or what.
I presume all is working now?
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oh, frustrating or what.
I presume all is working now?
Yeah everything fine mate. I only wanted it to blow dust of something I had painted.
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I just sold it for £200!

It was getting in my way and I was too lazy to take it down to my lockup. I advertised it for £200 not thinking I'd get that for it but a guy came out tonight and gave me the asking price.

Now I'm considering buying the Senco one Fin has :lol: All in all it'll only cost me £35 :lol:
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Fin the one you posted is only 115volts.
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Yes, don't buy it.

My first compressor was a stanley with 8L tank, I only wanted it to blow up (not literally) my car tyres, I figured, cheap, will do the job, stanley great. Er no. It was the tank size or lack of that is the problem, it struggled to do one tyre. A compressor uses the tank as reserve, so when you use it you use what is in the tank, and when you stop the compressor comes on again and refills it (Roughly speaking) but if the tank is too small the compressor runs all the time and can not keep up, so that is why I say, don't get that one, unless you have some balloons to inflate, get one with the biggest tank you can afford. Mine is a stanley, with 24L tank, well happy.
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