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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-11-16, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Compressor Recommendations

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So I'm thinking of investing in a compressor to run a few air tools (impact, die grinder, etc) as well as a paint gun. It's only for home use so it doesn't need to be a monster - plus there isn't that much room left in the garage

So - over to the masses - what's a decent model out there for a reasonable price that would do what I need?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-11-16, 04:32 PM
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Search for the Wolf 50litre 3hp v twin. Whether you choose this one or not, it is about the right spec for garage hobby use and costs about 200 on such sites as Amazon.

Don't be tempted by the 2hp 24l for about 100, you will spend all day waiting for it to catch up.
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I agree with landmannnn.
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Abac redline are a great option in the top end hobbyist/ semi professional range. ABAC blueline are the pro version and are in most garages in the UK. I agree, 3hp 100L minimum. 3hp is the most you will get on single phase in the Uk.
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Abac redline are a great option in the top end hobbyist/ semi professional range. ABAC blueline are the pro version and are in most garages in the UK. I agree, 3hp 100L minimum. 3hp is the most you will get on single phase in the Uk.
Fully agree with Rich, can't beat an ABAC, I have seen compressors manufactured by ABAC sold under other names.

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Search for the Wolf 50litre 3hp v twin. Whether you choose this one or not, it is about the right spec for garage hobby use and costs about 200 on such sites as Amazon.

Don't be tempted by the 2hp 24l for about 100, you will spend all day waiting for it to catch up.
Landmannn is spot on, i had a 2hp 24l and it was fine for blowing up tyres and cleaning parts with air gun but useless for painting or any air tools. I upgraded to a 50l 3hp v twin, its a great little compressor, runs my air tools well. If you have the room a would almost suggest a 100 litre tank as the motor does kick on quite a bit when running air tools, but the compressor puts out enough air the run the tools, just the motor runs a lot.
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Thanks folks, will have a look around and see what I can find


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Hmm bit of a dilemma as there's a bit of a price jump from the 50L to the 90/100L models... Will continue having a look around and let you know what I end up with

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Not so much..' 24l are 100, 50l 200, 100l 250.

I didn't have space for a 100l, but if you can squeeze one it you won't regret it.

My main beef with air stuff is that I seem to have about 4 different types of quick release coupling, some compatible, some not.
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If you're trying to keep costs down then have a look at Clarke, its not bad gear for occasional use, it just starts to get a bad rep when it gets used in the trade.

This one in particular is probably the one i'd get;
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clar...e-air-compres/

Its about the highest output you'll get on single phase.
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