I am in the market for a new air compressor as my little 2.3 SCFM @ 90PSI just isn't cutting it anymore. I do part time work on friends vehicles (suspension, engine, etc) and would like something less than $500.

Here are a couple ideas as to what I have been looking at -

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Powermate-60-Gal-Statio...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-60-Gal-Stationary...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-60-gal-Electric-A...

I require 10+ SCFM @ 90PSI for some of the tools I use to operate at maximum performance. I am NOT limited to Home Depot, they just happened to have the easiest website to navigate based on SCFM requirements.


Any suggestions?
Last update on March 5, 10:45 am by ShakingHorizons.
My searches did not come up with anything that produces that much air at the prices you have found. IMO you have found some really good choices for the money. Buy on reviews and warranties.

I have been using a 5hp Craftsman for over 20 years and it produces everything I need except the very high volume you are looking for. Are you looking to run 3/4" impacts or something?
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That powermate looks good. It's the only one listed as a dual piston pump, and if you compair it to the craftsman pro... It's looks like it's just diffferent color....
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-professional-60-gal...

BTW, the Powermate seems to have a better warranty.
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bcardinal said...

My searches did not come up with anything that produces that much air at the prices you have found. IMO you have found some really good choices for the money. Buy on reviews and warranties.

I have been using a 5hp Craftsman for over 20 years and it produces everything I need except the very high volume you are looking for. Are you looking to run 3/4" impacts or something?


I've got 3/4" and 1"
Big stuff! I do not want to work that hard.
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bcardinal said...

I do not want to work that hard.


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Last update on March 5, 10:01 pm by ShakingHorizons.
nikonNUT said...



BTW, the Powermate seems to have a better warranty.


Were you stating that Powermate has a better warranty compared to the Craftsman or the 2 Husky units? If the Husky units, I'm confused - Powermate states 2 years, Husky is 3 years.



Were you stating that Powermate has a better warranty compared to the Craftsman or the 2 Husky units? If the Husky units, I'm confused - Powermate states 2 years, Husky is 3 years.


Looking at the specs the Craftsman has a one year warranty and the Powermate has a 2 year...

And looking the exploded diagrams the Husky 602H is a twin piston too...
Last update on March 5, 10:41 pm by nikonNUT.
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Just seeing this and not much more to add other than if you can get the dual piston in your price range get it. I have a friend of mine that both compressors are almost identical and his dual piston runs about half as much as mine trying to recover.
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Hannibal said...

Just seeing this and not much more to add other than if you can get the dual piston in your price range get it. I have a friend of mine that both compressors are almost identical and his dual piston runs about half as much as mine trying to recover.



What is he running?
Received the Coleman Powermate last weekend - this thing is a beast!
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