- Aug 11, 2005
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- Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
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- VT C2R TURBO 5SP + CRUNCH VE SSV 6SP
Great info there. I went and had a look at the McMillan range today that is what they recommended as well but they wanted around $1400 for something that does 14cfm and i dont really want to spend that... who stocks ABAC? i might have a look on ebay and see if i can find something decent.Peerless is crap now. We used to sell them at work years ago but after they moved their manuafcturing to china we got heaps of warranty claims.
I have been selling compressors etc for about 12yrs and can I recommend buying a 14-15cfm. This is the largest that will run on single phase power reliably.
There is some cheaper units out there that have ratings of 19cfm on single phase power but they have the same size pump just running faster, so the pump doesn't last as long.
In my experience around $800 will get you a decent 15cfm compressor.
Best brands are Swan, ABAC (which is now McMillan) or Pilot.
I have a 14.8CFM ABAC at home & it runs virtually everything from rattle guns to spray guns, die grinders etc.
Incidently the ratings changed about 5 yrs ago, so an old 17cfm compressor has the same rating as a new 15cfm. (approx)