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    I am moving shop and need to buy a new compressor setup. I am ignorant on the subject because I had the fortune to be sharing my neighbors Kaeser compressor for the last 17 years. I would like to start using 2 to 3 air sanders at a time and would appreciate input: From reading other posts it seems Kaeser is a good choice and 10hp plus is needed. What is the deal with extra tanks and air drying?

    3000 sq feet shop in N. California.

    In my book, there is only one brand,   made here in the USA. I have used mine for over 15 years, one pressure switch problem about 2 yrs ago and the part was just 24hrs and a phone call away.

    Yes, they cost a little more than the imported ones you find…at some farm stores, ect..  but find parts for those… you can’t.


    Thanks for the input. Hadn’t even come across that make.

    Andy Graves

    I think a good screw type compressor that puts out enough CFM for your consumption. So if you use three sanders, you need to calculate the CFM and buy a comparable compressor.

    Almost more important than the air compressor is running the lines correctly and purchasing the proper air dryer to keep the tools moisture free.

    Be sure to add in the additional accessories along with the cost of the compressor. Doing it right the first time will save you lots in the future. We had to do our system twice and it still sucks. I will we would have know the correct method from the start.

    Talk with a compressor company that specializes in the entire system not just the compressor.


    It is good for airplane and for storage of air.

    Joseph Macky

    Choosing the right air compressor depends on your specific needs and the type of work you will be doing. Here are some factors to consider when selecting an air compressor:

    1. CFM (cubic feet per minute): This is the amount of air that the compressor can deliver per minute. Consider the CFM requirements of your tools and equipment to ensure that the compressor can provide enough air.
    2. Tank size: The tank size determines how much air can be stored for use. A larger tank size means longer run time before the compressor needs to turn on again.
    3. Power source: Air compressors can be powered by electricity, gasoline, or diesel. Consider the availability of power sources at your work location when selecting an air compressor.
    4. Portability: If you need to move the compressor around frequently, consider the weight and size of the unit, as well as the presence of wheels and handles for easier transport.
    5. Noise level: Some compressors can be loud, which can be a concern if you are working in a residential area or noise-sensitive environment.
    6. Brand reputation and warranty: Choose a reputable brand and check the warranty to ensure that you can get support and service if needed.

    Overall, it’s important to choose an air compressor that meets your specific needs and requirements. Do some research and read reviews to find the right compressor for your situation.

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