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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:57 pm

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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby Kingfisher » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:11 pm

Truth be known most uprights unless you pay up are just junk but they will air up a bunch of flat tires.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby slick4591 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:30 pm

Stopped by Home Depot to look was going to buy a 30 gallon store brand, but couldn't get anyone to help me. There was a guy ahead of me that said he'd been there 25 minutes and six intercom pages and no one showed. I left after 15 minutes and 4 pages and went to Lowes. Pretty quick and easy there as I walked out with 26 gallon Kobalt in about 10 minutes. I guess I'll see how she holds up. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby hurleyjd » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:33 pm

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I bought this one and removed the wheels and mounted it on my welding trailer. The specs were better than a twin cylinder porter cable that I bought last year at TSC
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby saltbranch » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:45 pm

I bought item# 62785 at HF and have no complaints. I run impacts, air ratchets, framing nailers etc off it. My son and I both using on our hot rods etc and it performs very well, Now if doing a lot with the air ratchet, it will deplete air supply and you have to wait for it build back up, usually not a very long wait. I got it on one of the sales, It think it was around 230.00 or so. I have a friend that is an assistant manager there and she told me on items like this to get the 1 yr warranty. Before the year was up, bring it in and say its not working for this or that reason and they will replace with new unit. According to her most of the contractor customers do this. Of course I learned this after I bought the air compressor. I do follow her advise on the other power tools I buy. I just bought one of their 13.00 air hammers and let me tell you, that was the best 13.00 ever spent. I was having very tough time remove the drain that held our old cast iron tub captive in the bath room. I spent hours with pipe wrenchs, hammers, chisels. After 2 minutes with the air hammer the tub was set free and promptly removed.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby tom4018 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:14 pm

If you want a 60 gallon one from Harbor Freight there are 2 different ones. The good one is a Bel Aire unit basically, USA tank, Italian pump and a Mexico motor, the other one is basically a China unit. Most of the IR's at TSC are China made now. Rural King and Lowes sell the Quincy, Northern Tool also. I bought a Harbor Freight 60 gallon last year and have been satisfied, all depend on how much air you need. It saved me about $500 over the Quincy.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby HDRider » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:01 am

tom4018 wrote:If you want a 60 gallon one from Harbor Freight there are 2 different ones. The good one is a Bel Aire unit basically, USA tank, Italian pump and a Mexico motor, the other one is basically a China unit. Most of the IR's at TSC are China made now. Rural King and Lowes sell the Quincy, Northern Tool also. I bought a Harbor Freight 60 gallon last year and have been satisfied, all depend on how much air you need. It saved me about $500 over the Quincy.

I worked at Quincy for almost 10 years. We never could compete on price.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby cfpinz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:18 am

HDRider wrote:I worked at Quincy for almost 10 years. We never could compete on price.


Friend of mine just bought a Quincy and really likes it. From what I've heard, I'm betting my next compressor will be a Quincy. Any words of wisdom, or models to stay away from?

Thanks.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:19 am

slick4591 wrote:Stopped by Home Depot to look was going to buy a 30 gallon store brand, but couldn't get anyone to help me. There was a guy ahead of me that said he'd been there 25 minutes and six intercom pages and no one showed. I left after 15 minutes and 4 pages and went to Lowes. Pretty quick and easy there as I walked out with 26 gallon Kobalt in about 10 minutes. I guess I'll see how she holds up. Thanks for the suggestions.


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The original pump lasted a couple years. I limped it another 10 years on a pair of HF pumps. For the money, not too bad.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby HDRider » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:24 am

cfpinz wrote:
HDRider wrote:I worked at Quincy for almost 10 years. We never could compete on price.


Friend of mine just bought a Quincy and really likes it. From what I've heard, I'm betting my next compressor will be a Quincy. Any words of wisdom, or models to stay away from?

Thanks.

Quincy was bought by Atlas Copco almost 10 years ago. I can't speak to them anymore. I'd feel pretty safe in saying anything made in the US is still high quality and will last a long, long time, and you can get parts. I know the folks that build the US products, and they build quality.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby cfpinz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:41 am

HDRider wrote:
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HDRider wrote:I worked at Quincy for almost 10 years. We never could compete on price.


Friend of mine just bought a Quincy and really likes it. From what I've heard, I'm betting my next compressor will be a Quincy. Any words of wisdom, or models to stay away from?

Thanks.

Quincy was bought by Atlas Copco almost 10 years ago. I can't speak to them anymore. I'd feel pretty safe in saying anything made in the US is still high quality and will last a long, long time, and you can get parts. I know the folks that build the US products, and they build quality.


Thank you, I appreciate the feedback.
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Re: Need New Air Compressor

Postby slick4591 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:The original pump lasted a couple years. I limped it another 10 years on a pair of HF pumps. For the money, not too bad.


The one I bought has a three year warranty, which impressed me. I had never heard of Quincy until I started looking for the new one. It might have been the last one I'd ever need, but a little to pricey for me right now.
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