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Best air compressor hose and kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by shankyjones, Nov 23, 2022.

  1. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:31 PM
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    shankyjones

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  2. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:37 PM
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    For what... Your shop? Your truck? Purpose and usage?
     
  3. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:39 PM
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    Truck. Blow out engine and use air tools. Put air in tires
     
  4. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:40 PM
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    Ship-Engine-.jpg

    Might be a little noisy.
     
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    Most small OBA will not support that type of usage unless you have a large tank and good cfm.

    I like the puma. Portable, power off your vehicle battery.
     
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    Anything decent at HF?
     
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    Here is the compressor I got on fb marketplace
     
  8. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:48 PM
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    You meant for your garage?
     
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    Yes, sorry about that
     
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    For a hundred buck, I would buy the one you mention on FB.
     
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    Depends how future-proof you want to be.

    Painting and plasma cutting requires plenty of CFM.

    Airing up does not.

    Since you're asking about a tool, and nothing specifically 1st Gen related, you're better off looking at the already existing threads in the Garage/Workshop section.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2022 at 10:51 PM
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    I just got rid of my 30-gallon air compressor and air tools. I hadn't used them in four years, ever since I started using battery powered tools. I do have a six gallon pancake compressor to run the only air tooled I kept, an air hammer, and to blow up water floats, and blow out brake dust. For tires, I use a Makita battery powered air compressor. I used to use the pancake compressor but the Makita is much more handy to pick up and to travel in the truck.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2022 at 10:57 PM
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    Average job with be between 7 to 10 @ 90psi
     
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    Hoses, guys, hoses. Do I go polyurethane or PVC or?

    Any kit attachments out there that includes a long air gun nozzle, minimum, that is affordable?
     
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    I used to use an old 8 gallon I got from Goodwill for $20. Closest thing would be a Huskey "hotdog". It couldn't keep up with the tools I wanted to run on it, so I eventually upgraded to my single-stage 240V 60 gallon and will never go back.

    For hoses I just grab a 1/4" 50 footer hybrid hose like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-50-ft-x-1-4-in-Air-Hose-DWFP1450D/206350404
    Avoid the rubber ones.
    Any harbor freight fitting kit will be just as good as a big box store.
     
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    My harbor one from about 12 yrs ago...2hp motor.......still going stong.
    ....think I got it for like $50 from one of their coupons.....

    Dont buy a big tank with small motor.....if anything do the opposite....

    As far as hoses.....buy a good solid rubber one for most use....
    and then maybe one of those cheap clear poly ones to extend.......


    With most tools going lipo powered......big compressors are falling from favor....
    My Milwaukee impact driver is hard to beat.....at least the 'Fuel' ones.....

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  17. Nov 24, 2022 at 1:49 PM
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    Bigger is better.... but in your case it's the opposite if you have a smaller compressor. You should be fine with 3/8" hose and don't run a 50 footer if you can get away with a 25. The longer the hose, the weaker the cfm output.

    I have an IR 60gal 230v single phase 14.1cfm@90psi in my man cave. I route a 1/2" metal pipe to one side of the shop with a large in-line filter at the compressor and have 3 QD at 3 different location. I still have in-line filter for the plasma cutter and tire changer for extra protection. I run a 25 foot 1/2" rubber hose and depending on where I'm working at, I connect to one of the three QD.
     

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