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Old 02-09-2008, 05:50 PM   #21
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I'd never recommend an oil less system to anyone. They are much louder, and don't last nearly as long. If you buy it you will need to drip some light weight oil into the intake after every few hours of operation or it will eat itself.

Moving parts require lubrication... whatever dumb *** decided that chrome plating the sleeve was sufficient should be shot.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:38 PM   #22
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If I had a garage I'd have one, no question. I still have most of my air tools from my old job too!
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my oil-less craftsmen is like 10 years old and it gets used all the time, and its still going strong
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my oil-less craftsmen is like 10 years old and it gets used all the time, and its still going strong
You sure it's oil less? the oil less compressors were pretty uncommon until just a few years ago.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:06 PM   #25
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You sure it's oil less? the oil less compressors were pretty uncommon until just a few years ago.
it doesnt have any place for oil, and i know me or my dad has never put any oil in it.
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I do..use it mainly for getting rims off..
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At that price you can't go wrong. Of course we would all like to own the best oil-type compressor out there but an oil-less is better than no compressor. Just turn it on and leave the area until it pressurizes the tank if the noise bothers you. I would hate having to swap a transmission without the use of air tools.
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i'm waiting till i have the space for one, because i only really want a huge one i can paint with, but i've been very tempted to just get a small portable just to put air in my tires
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I picked up a 60 gallon porter cable oil type belt drive that had a fallen over. It had a bent motor shaft and the pulley was messed up, and the motor mounts broke. At first I straigtened the shaft and JB welded the pulley, as the keyway is useless, and it pumped up to 90 PSI before the JB failed. If I had given the JB more than an hour to cure who knows, it may have never failed! Then I welded the pulley to the shaft and it's fine now. Free compressors are the best compressors. I use mine all the time, it's great.
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