Jump to content

Compressor Decisions


99_XC600

Recommended Posts

I'm in the market for a small compressor. I currently have a 35 gallon Oil free vertical that will make you deaf when it's running and a 5 gallon pancake compressor that make you semi-deaf when it's running.

 

I'm going to replace the pancake compressor and I've been looking at some of the the smaller units and I was going to pick up the Husky Silent Flow, but it looks like that has gone EOL and is no longer listed on HD's site.

 

So I've been considering the following anyone have experience with any of them? Main goal is too have something that's quiet and good portability.

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2-5-Gal-Portable-Electric-Heavy-Duty-200-PSI-Quiet-Trim-Air-Compressor-DWFP55130/205117108

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2-5-Gal-Portable-Electric-Heavy-Duty-200-PSI-Quiet-Trim-Air-Compressor-DWFP55130/205117108

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1-gal-Portable-Electric-Trim-Air-Compressor-D55140/202019874

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm in the market for a small compressor. I currently have a 35 gallon Oil free vertical that will make you deaf when it's running and a 5 gallon pancake compressor that make you semi-deaf when it's running.

 

I'm going to replace the pancake compressor and I've been looking at some of the the smaller units and I was going to pick up the Husky Silent Flow, but it looks like that has gone EOL and is no longer listed on HD's site.

 

So I've been considering the following anyone have experience with any of them? Main goal is too have something that's quiet and good portability.

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2-5-Gal-Portable-Electric-Heavy-Duty-200-PSI-Quiet-Trim-Air-Compressor-DWFP55130/205117108

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2-5-Gal-Portable-Electric-Heavy-Duty-200-PSI-Quiet-Trim-Air-Compressor-DWFP55130/205117108

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1-gal-Portable-Electric-Trim-Air-Compressor-D55140/202019874

 

 

Are you looking for a small portable compressor? What will be your use? Rolair is top notch also if you were looking at HD check out the California air models as well. And yes the husky silent air. All are pretty quiet. If you want smaller the Rolair air buddy too. I got a good deal on the California air 10020. A little bigger just as quiet. And the 4610. Smaller and even quieter. Shop around for the best price. Good luck.

John, Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk[emoji848]

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On March 10, 2016 at 2:10 PM, 99_XC600 said:

I'm in the market for a small compressor. I currently have a 35 gallon Oil free vertical that will make you deaf when it's running and a 5 gallon pancake compressor that make you semi-deaf when it's running.

 

I'm going to replace the pancake compressor and I've been looking at some of the the smaller units and I was going to pick up the Husky Silent Flow, but it looks like that has gone EOL and is no longer listed on HD's site.

 

So I've been considering the following anyone have experience with any of them? Main goal is too have something that's quiet and good portability.

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2-5-Gal-Portable-Electric-Heavy-Duty-200-PSI-Quiet-Trim-Air-Compressor-DWFP55130/205117108

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2-5-Gal-Portable-Electric-Heavy-Duty-200-PSI-Quiet-Trim-Air-Compressor-DWFP55130/205117108

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1-gal-Portable-Electric-Trim-Air-Compressor-D55140/202019874

 

 

Sorry dude, no experience with those ones, I've heard a lot of good about the Dewalt compressors. I've got the Rolair JC10 and it's absolutely quiet and awesome to use.

image.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would love to get a Rolair, but the only problem is that I'm limited to HD for options. My stepson gave me a $250 gift card for Christmas.

 

I would mainly using the compressor for small jobs. Doing trim in the house and small projects in the garage. I'm actually considering selling the big vertical compressor since I never really use it anymore since I've switched over to battery powered impacts and wrenches.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would love to get a Rolair, but the only problem is that I'm limited to HD for options. My stepson gave me a $250 gift card for Christmas.

 

I would mainly using the compressor for small jobs. Doing trim in the house and small projects in the garage. I'm actually considering selling the big vertical compressor since I never really use it anymore since I've switched over to battery powered impacts and wrenches.

Yes I know exactly what you mean! Those small pancake compressors are all going to be around 75db and above for some reason. Your best option, given your constrains is the husky silent air. You are going to have to go to HD and keep looking until you get one on sale or returned if you don't want loud. Good luck 99"

John, Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk[emoji848]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, 99_XC600 said:

I would love to get a Rolair, but the only problem is that I'm limited to HD for options. My stepson gave me a $250 gift card for Christmas.

 

I would mainly using the compressor for small jobs. Doing trim in the house and small projects in the garage. I'm actually considering selling the big vertical compressor since I never really use it anymore since I've switched over to battery powered impacts and wrenches.

 

If you're limited to HD, I think I would try my best to find the Husky silent flow. 4.6 gallon and very quiet for only $100! Heck you can buy two and sell one on craigslist for probably $150! The Dewalts do have some more PSI but also a smaller tank and draws about 5 more amps and costs twice as much, if you can find the Husky. I wish it was more of a sure thing, maybe try to go to a HD with less foot traffic.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I asked one time and they told me I wasn't allowed to get on...

I think you just don't ask. I haven't tried it before myself, but I would use the same rule of thumb as going into a bar when you are underage. Just act like your supposed to be there and maybe they won't card you!

Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Went on a mission this morning to visit 3 stores with hopes of finding one. I lucked out and found a store in Enfield CT that had 10 of them still in the shrink wrap on top of the steel racks. Had to wait about 20 min for the staff to clear out the aisle and pull it down but it was worth it. 

 

I can't believe how quiet it is in comparison.

 

Husky -  68DB

Craftsman Pancake - 85DB

Powermate Vertical 98DB

 

706F1E1F-1EBA-431B-A409-39037F8A92C4_zps

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't know how I missed the computer question...There's normally one at the customer service desk, that's what I always use. I've never had any employee pay any attention to me using it. They're at a desk and facing out towards the store with a chair. If they are facing towards the store, chair or no chair, the computer is for customer use.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Member Statistics

    17,325
    Total Members
    6,555
    Most Online
    JohnB
    Newest Member
    JohnB
    Joined
×
×
  • Create New...