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Looking for new compressor

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by johnad, 31 May 2015.

  1. johnad

    johnad

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    Hi
    I looking for advice for a new compressor
    I have been looking at this one

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/impax-zbw60b-2-24-24ltr-compressor-230v/27926

    The main use will be for a framing nailer and also a 18g brad nailer
    I'm also thinking of maybe getting a air drill
    Most of its use will be in my home workshop and very occasionally to build stud walling ?

    I'm obviously on a budget but any advice apriciated
     
  2. Burnerman

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    I can't comment on the air consumption of those various tools, but oversize the compressor output if you can......maybe Machine Mart could help with that, and you can actually see the compressor in question.
    John :)
     
  3. johnad

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    I think the output would be ok as my air nailers only need air in short bursts so the pressure is more important and that looks fine maybe an air drill would need more cfm i also didn't want something that was to heavy to move about if needed I was more thinking about the make reliability aspect for the money and if there is other recomended budget compressors out ther at around the £100 mark
     
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    At £100 they will all be one of a few generic Chinese made models with different badges on. If the reviews are good it's worth a punt for light use but don't expect anything at that price to stand up to years of heavy use.
     
  5. ellal

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    Had that Impax one for nearly a year now and it's been perfectly ok for most uses, although it doesn't get used as a trade tool.

    Better quality than a previous SIP compressor, and the 'measured' air gauge works surprisingly well compared with previous low cost models.

    Worth a go at £80 imo.
     
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