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  1. #26
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    Word, I don't run tubeless personally but that is good to know my pancake would work.

    Only time I set beads is on 35-37" mud tires, so yeah, more volume there.
    Live Free or Die

  2. #27
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    LOL at the idea that a small pancake unit won't work for seating tubeless tires.

  3. #28
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    Are you blowing out your sprinkler lines?
    I've had 4 compressors.

    I love my grip rite the most but is only for little stuff.
    https://www.toolbarn.com/griprite-gr...hgaAu35EALw_wc

    This one is great for sprinklers but a beast.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/air-to...iii-62779.html

    This one sucks ass.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Porter-C...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

    I use this for my sprinklers now, its okay.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1...5168/302918678


    I would be tempted by the makita, rolair or california air compressors though if I picked a new one.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by exsparky
    +1

  5. #30
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    I've had a the Porter Cable pancake compressor for over 15 years and it has served me well. I recently added a 20 gallon Husky to the quiver for larger jobs like blowing out the sprinklers. Here's the new one I got:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20...2013/311273546

    I've only used it a few times, but have been pleased with it. Definitely consider getting a quieter one like this or California tools. It makes a huge difference. I has initially purchased a Kobalt 20 gallon but it was so loud I had to wear ear protection to be anywhere near it.

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by exsparky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    +1
    Because...?

    I have one, and like it, as I posted up thread. Tell me why I don’t know what I don’t know.

  7. #32
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    Blows up tires? check
    Will run a nail gun? Check
    Cheap? Check

    I dunno, seems fine to me.

  8. #33
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    ^ Right? I even blow out my irrigation system.

    But I’m open to other POVs.

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Because...?

    I have one, and like it, as I posted up thread. Tell me why I don’t know what I don’t know.
    I’m not a pro user either; but I’ve replaced parts on mine already, and it’s seen light duty in the few years I’ve had it. As it sits now, it works but isn’t very reliable. The set pressure isn’t maintained, and the pressure valve is unreliably mute, meaning four twists of the knob will give me completely different adjustment ranges every time I adjust. And I find I have to manually reset the pressure more often than not.
    If I had to purchase one again, I’d double my budget and get something else. A value isn’t valuable if it doesn’t work as expected
    My n=1
    [and I don’t beat on my gear]

  10. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I had a small Craftsman oil-lubed compressor that shit the bed after a couple years. I went to a Porter Cable pancake model and Im a lot happier with it.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Porter-C...2002/203162815

    Edit: Oh, like ices.
    I have that same Porter Cable compressor. Have been using it hard for about 8 years now. Professionally even. Just re-sided a bunch of a house using it. More than capable for home use tho. I use it for airing up car and bike tires, my variety of nailers, air guns, and more. Not what I'd want for regular use in a shop since it wants to refill constantly during use, but I've more than gotten my money's worth. I just shut it off when not actively using. Great when you can score the occasional compressor/2 nail guns combo deal.

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  11. #36
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    this is the one I've had for a few years and it has done everything Ive asked of it!

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-26-G...essor/50292511

  12. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Because...?

    I have one, and like it, as I posted up thread. Tell me why I dont know what I dont know.
    I have it too. It is way too loud and, as mentioned above, the pressure adjustments suck. Still, it is $100 and it works. I've had mine for 6 or 7 years, hasn't failed me yet.

  13. #38
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    I also have one of those Porter Cable pancake compressors. I got mine for $25 on Craigslist, and I probably fire it up less than 5x a year to run a trim nailer. It's been fine for that. The drain valve or whatever you call it did rust out so it didn't hold pressure recently, but I found a replacement online for like $6, so no biggie.

  14. #39
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    The porter cable is my work compressor, nobody will steal it.
    Its too loud.
    Its too slow.
    If feels too heavy.
    It feels cheap.
    It just isn't half the machine my grip rite is and I can stand on it and it takes abuse and holds air for years.
    I just don't like the porter and all my staple/nail guns(4) are porter.

    I think its on par with the makita.

    I think the rolair is maybe better and the cali might be nicer too.

  15. #40
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    My P-C is loud, but so is every other one I’ve ever worked with, ever. I guess there are quiet ones?

  16. #41
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    Oiled is quieter, will last longer, not get as hot. At the very least get an oiled one.

    sent from Utah.
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  17. #42
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    Think I scored with this one. Barely used....$100. Click image for larger version. 

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    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

    I wish i could be like SkiFishBum

  18. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    My P-C is loud, but so is every other one Ive ever worked with, ever. I guess there are quiet ones?
    I have one of these. It's so quiet sometimes I forget to turn it off.



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