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Old 01-04-2019, 12:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Why worry about 175 psi vs 120 psi? The more important things are dB levels, SCFM and warranty.
Depends on the application. My framing nailer likes something slightly higher than 120.
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That extra 55 pounds of pressure also results in 45% more available volume of air, assuming equal tank sizes.
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I pulled the trigger. My HD had two of them. That handle is extendable. Nice for me to move from the shed to the driveway. Thanks Art!
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I pulled the trigger. My HD had two of them. That handle is extendable. Nice for me to move from the shed to the driveway. Thanks Art!
Dale, glad I could help. I'm still waiting on delivery. My HD showed (1) in stock. Got there, they had (0) and couldn't remember when they'd ever had one. Ordered online and they promised delivery by Saturday; now that's been kicked back until at least Monday.

That's three times in the past 2 months I've gone there to pick up something showing In Stock and they haven't had it. Every time they say that they haven't had "item x" in several months and just haven't updated the inventory. With my local store dropping most of the Ridgid line and these problems, I'm coming to the conclusion that just like The Old Grey Mare, HD ain't what it used to be.
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Well there's some bad luck. Sorry to hear this. Guess I was lucky. I haven't even plugged it in yet. But, going out there later. I'll try it out.
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I have the Kobalt 26 gal. compressor. It is almost as quite as the California Air 5510 5 gal. I had. It burnt up. That model is NOT designed for continuous use. Went out of town and had an unknown leak. It melted. If you get the CAT make sure it is designed for the use you need.
The Kobalt was $260 at Lowe's and has worked well for me.
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Plugged in my Husky today. I could not believe how quiet this thing is. Great!
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My order finally arrived. I made one change; I bought the Extended Tank Drain Hose since the valve on the compressor was a bit hard to get to for this old man. I also changed out the lead-in hose on my 3/8 hose reel while I was at it. I agree with Dale, this thing is super quiet!
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I wanted a compressor that was quiet. I settled on this one and am quite pleased. It is in my basement shop in a townhouse, and we can regularly hear the neighbors when they watch TV or yell at the kids. They have no idea the compressor is there.

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