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    Portable Air compressor

    Hey guys , I live in a small town with limited options for detail . I need an idea for a strong portable air compressor. Lowe’s and Home Depot have both let me down . I am looking into a nortstar . It is a little pricey but after my job the other day cheap will not cut it . A 1 hour job turned into a dreadful 3 hour mess.
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    Re: Portable Air compressor

    What tools are you using with it?

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    Re: Portable Air compressor

    Check out Grainger Supply, they have a good selection of small to mid size compressors, all name brands.

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    Re: Portable Air compressor

    I just purchased a Makita MAC5200. Haven't used it in the garage yet, as I have it set up in the house while I install baseboard. But so far, I love this thing! IT has enough CFM to run Tornador tools, although the tank might be a bit too small to run them continuously. But for $349.00, I think it's a great value.

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    Re: Portable Air compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by mk9750 View Post
    I just purchased a Makita MAC5200. Haven't used it in the garage yet, as I have it set up in the house while I install baseboard. But so far, I love this thing! IT has enough CFM to run Tornador tools, although the tank might be a bit too small to run them continuously. But for $349.00, I think it's a great value.
    It's too small. Will run constantly with a Tornador and you'll end up burning it up.

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    Re: Portable Air compressor

    I recently bought a Rolair VT25BIG air compressor to run my tornador black. It was a leap of faith. But it performs better than anticipated.

    It cranks 6.5CFM @90PSI

    Loads up fast and keeps up with the tornador.


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