I have the California airmodel 1610a
35lbs total weight
0-120psi in 42 sec.
As far as longevity I have no clue so far so good. The pressure switch shuts off louder than the compressor runs.....you can go on YouTube and watch videos of them running next to the big box store brands for comparison. This compressor was bought to buy me time until I can afford a serious compressor,but works better than I expected and doesn't disrupt my whole household when running. If in the same situation again, I would purchase another.....just my 2 cents
I have an air brush compressor attached to my old racing air tank and it works great. the compressor comes on about every 30-40 minutes while engraving. I have an old refrigerator compressor coming.....whenever the a/c guy remembers!
i've had Werther Panthers- they are very high-quality Italian made Jun-Air clones, right down to many interchangeable parts. pretty much Jun-Air quality for what used to be about 2/3rd-3/4th the price. still expensive, but not quite so bad.
I have one of the GMC versions of that compressor. It has worked just fine for over two years. I have the compressor in the garage and I ran 1/4 poly tubing to my shop in a spare bedroom above the garage. The compressor is so quiet that I can't hear it when it runs. The compressor has the standard female quick disconnect on it.
MrBrendan, there is a regulator and a water trap on it are ready. There is a standard 1/4 Hanson style quick disconnect on as well. All you need is male quick disconnect for you hose and your ready to go.
Have you ever hear of RolAir? I am going to buy that as I am a new to this and if I can not make it happen I can sell the rest of my equipment and move on. The model JC10 is 1 hp oilless compressor and operates at 60db.
I'm depressed....my wife wants me to get a silent compressor, yet refuses to pump a manual tire pump so I can practice my scrolls. What to do?
I mean...c'mon, there are priorities in life.
Seriously, Sam just told me that some folks have adapted refrigerator compressors for engraving use. Can anyone weigh in on the particulars with regard to makes/models and requisite modifications that would make such a compressor suitable to supply an older GraverMax unit.
Gordon, there are YouTube videos on how to use refrigeration compressors. The local Menards had a sale last year on the California Air silent compressor 79 dollars for the 1.6 gal. model it works great. It is not as quiet as the more expensive models but at that price I can live with it.Still only 55db
My old compressor recently died. I got a Fortress Ultra Quiet from Harbor Freight. Their price is $190. for the 2 gal model. It is very quiet and works well. Who knows how long it will last. Nevertheless, I can buy five of them for the price of one $1000. one.