Large 80-gallon capacity. Runs cooler than other compressors. Changing the oil is simple. Magnetic starter helps protect the motor from overload. Includes an auto-run feature. Runs quiet. Comes with a 5-year warranty.
This unit weighs over 900 lbs.
Cast iron. Runs quietly. Large capacity at 60 gallons. Runs 3 at HP. Lubricated with oil. Company is responsive.
On/off switch is made from plastic.
60-gallon tank. Includes a belt guard. Heavy-duty pressure switch. Fills up quickly. Cast iron.
The compressor could use better instructions.
Pumps up faster. Has a primary and secondary piston to push air faster. 5 HP. 2-year warranty. 80 gallon tank.Can go a long time between need for maintenance.
The price on this is higher than others.
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A stationary air compressor is an air compressor designed for power. They are usually heavy-duty and push a lot of air, which makes them a good choice if you work often with pneumatic tools. If you are concerned about having the ability to use your tools longer, choose a higher capacity. A high-volume pump will also require less pump time. The best compressors are belt-driven. They also tend to be quieter than shaft-driven compressors. A 2-stage compressor offers the ability to move a higher volume of air quickly. These units are usually quite large and heavy. Stationary compressors made for residential use sometimes come with wheels and can be moved. They are still much harder to transport than portable models. Stationary compressors can easily weigh several hundred pounds.
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