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dleccord
03-24-2008, 02:10 AM
just lookin for a compressor that will be useful when workin on suspension parts, mainly axles. i need somethin that could break 180lbs torqued nuts; i wont be using it all the time so dont need like a 60 gallon tank.

is this a decent one?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00915310000P?keyword=15310

bumpin buick
03-24-2008, 02:13 AM
yeah i have one similar i think it might be the same and I love it

dleccord
03-24-2008, 02:14 AM
yeah i have one similar i think it might be the same and I love it

so when you drain the tank, how fast does it take to fill it all back up and is it loud?

NoobieAudio
03-24-2008, 02:15 AM
that seems to small. it might do it but it would struggle. for 180ftlbs i'd recommend something that is safe at 120-140psi. especialy if the 180 nut is rusted and been sitting there for years. craftsman makes a good product. btw the girls in you sig are hawt as hellz

Ignatowski
03-24-2008, 07:35 AM
3 gallons is small...

skydeaner
03-24-2008, 07:41 AM
You can get better for the price... look for sales, but 2.4scfm isn't that much. I think i picked one up from farm and fleet on sale for 75 bucks that does 200psi, and 3.8 scfm

dleccord
03-24-2008, 04:27 PM
okay so what am i looking for actually if i just want to break axle nuts?

audioarsonal
03-24-2008, 04:31 PM
You'll need a 30gal 5-6hp compressor to do that and be able to keep enough air supplied.Got one from sears for 250-300 works great.

dleccord
03-24-2008, 04:33 PM
i thought the bigger the tank, the longer you get to use it?

i just need a compressor in case i need to bust a stubborn bolt/nut, so i wont be using it all the time.

tsenfw
03-24-2008, 04:37 PM
You'll need a 30gal 5-6hp compressor to do that and be able to keep enough air supplied.Got one from sears for 250-300 works great.

I don't know tons about compressors but what do tank size and HP of the compressor have anything to do with the ability to break axle bolts? (assuming tank and hp ratings aren't ridiculously small.)

He said he won't be using it that often so tank capacity doesn't really matter as long as it'll do at least 120-140psi like someone already mentioned.

audioarsonal
03-24-2008, 04:42 PM
They are rated for flow of air.The smaller the tank the more the motor has to work to keep the psi up.A smaller motor takes longer to refill the tank.Most will tell you what kind of tools they will work with.You can't have a small compressor made for filling bike tires and small brad nailers run a 150lbft impact and expect it to do the job properly.

dleccord
03-24-2008, 04:43 PM
alrite so i should be using the standard 3/8 hose right?

audioarsonal
03-24-2008, 04:45 PM
That will work.You can find them at HF pretty cheap.

NoobieAudio
03-24-2008, 11:42 PM
okay. Tank Capacity is going to be needed. if you have a real small tank then the motor will not beable to hold it at the proper psi needed for stuborrn bolts. and hp is probley something you can afford to lose a little with not using it very much. the more hp means the faster fills up the tank with air and the more it will maintain a constant air pressure if you start depleting your tanks air supply. the PSI has to be atleast 120-140 to get those bolts and more is never a bad thing.

NoobieAudio
03-24-2008, 11:43 PM
tank capacity does exactly = more PSI
more HP doesn't = more torque

dleccord
03-25-2008, 04:10 AM
alrite so basically if someone whose lookin to buy a compressor just to break stubborn bolts, he should go for higher PSI 120+, meaning bigger tanks?

Ferendon
03-25-2008, 11:18 PM
HF has a 21 gallon on sale for $149 right now. I'm going tmw to pick one up. And I don't wanna hear **** about HF compressors. My step-dad bought a Central Pneumatics compressors several years ago, and he uses it on my parents ranch all the time. That thing takes a beating, and has been a great investment for him. Besides, once I get a 220v plug in the garage, I'll be using my 150gal...

mdillon
03-25-2008, 11:22 PM
great for staple work. but as for sanding fiberglass. using your hands will be faster. i have the same one and it is no bueno for lagre jobs

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 04:07 AM
alrite so basically if someone whose lookin to buy a compressor just to break stubborn bolts, he should go for higher PSI 120+, meaning bigger tanks?

larger tank doesn't mean more PSI. you can have a 3gallon tank with 120 psi and a 500 gallon tank with 120 psi. bigger tank just means more air not more pressure.

dleccord
03-26-2008, 04:09 AM
tank capacity does exactly = more PSI
more HP doesn't = more torque


larger tank doesn't mean more PSI. you can have a 3gallon tank with 120 psi and a 500 gallon tank with 120 psi. bigger tank just means more air not more pressure.

you're confusin me man.

dleccord
03-26-2008, 04:10 AM
HF has a 21 gallon on sale for $149 right now. I'm going tmw to pick one up. And I don't wanna hear **** about HF compressors. My step-dad bought a Central Pneumatics compressors several years ago, and he uses it on my parents ranch all the time. That thing takes a beating, and has been a great investment for him. Besides, once I get a 220v plug in the garage, I'll be using my 150gal...

yeah i got a buddy over here who bought his jack for $150 from HF.....and its still working 13 yrs later.

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 04:13 AM
you're confusin me man.

oh very sorry. meant doesn't for both of those. i make that typo a lot.
think of it this way. you have a tire right? doesn't matter how big it is you can fill it up to 12psi or fill it up to 30 psi. all that matters is how much air is put into it. the more air forced in the small area the more PRESSURE you get. you can get 40 psi in a small car tire and 30 psi in a huge tractor tire. only differnce between it would be that the tractor tire needs more air in order to reach that 30 psi because there is more room.

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 04:14 AM
you're confusin me man.

oh very sorry. meant doesn't for both of those. i make that typo a lot.
think of it this way. you have a tire right? doesn't matter how big it is you can fill it up to 12psi or fill it up to 30 psi. all that matters is how much air is put into it. the more air forced in the small area the more PRESSURE you get. you can get 40 psi in a small car tire and 30 psi in a huge tractor tire. only differnce between it would be that the tractor tire needs more air in order to reach that 30 psi because there is more room.

dleccord
03-26-2008, 04:26 AM
okay thanks for clarifying; now is PSI more important or SCFM?

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 04:27 AM
http://power-tools.hardwarestore.com/66-388-air-compressors-/compressor-oil-free-619595.aspx just get something like this and call it a day. hell buy this exact one. idk anything about the site but try and find this thing

dleccord
03-26-2008, 04:45 AM
what about this used one?

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/tls/618902481.html

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 04:51 AM
looks like a good buy. i think that might be something where the psi guage reads 125 but it acually won't fill up passed 95. but try it. remember to keep it oiled ^^. ask him to take a picture of the gauge when it is full. don't tell him what you need it to be at. just say you wanna make sure it reachs 90 or something.

dleccord
03-26-2008, 04:53 AM
thanks for the help!

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 05:06 AM
np lets just hope it all works. btw why do you only need to break nuts and bolts off axels?

dleccord
03-26-2008, 05:20 AM
i do a lot of axle and rotor jobs. thats about it.

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 05:56 AM
i do a lot of axle and rotor jobs. thats about it.

and you been undoing everything by hand so far?

dleccord
03-26-2008, 06:05 AM
haha yes.

if hand doesnt work, i bring it to my high school auto shop where air is available.

NoobieAudio
03-26-2008, 06:08 AM
haha yes.

if hand doesnt work, i bring it to my high school auto shop where air is available.

hahaha nice