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Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Murray M - 05-22-2020

Hi Y'all

I need an air compressor that is:

1) Quiet
2) Big enough to blow out my medium sized shop (35'x25') with 6 floor tools. 

I'm thinking about 
This California Air Tools 10 gallon
But I don't have enough experience to know if it's big enough to blow out my shop. 

or possibly 
This Larger CAT
Although it's more money than I want to do [but I will if I need too]

or anything else you like...


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Wizard of Oz - 05-22-2020

I would consider this https://www.harborfreight.com/27-gallon-200-psi-high-performance-vertical-shopauto-air-compressor-56403.html one. Just my two cents.


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - jcredding - 05-22-2020

I have a Makita MAC2400 and it does the job. My shop is 25 x 40.


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Murray M - 05-23-2020

(05-22-2020, 09:29 PM)jcredding Wrote: I have a Makita MAC2400 and it does the job.  My shop is 25 x 40.

Wait--a 4.2 gallon compressor is enough to blow out your shop? 

Or am I thinking about it wrong--is it more about engine size than storage tank size?

[Sorry--for the last 2 decades I've only needed a mini hotdog compressor to run fasteners--large AC's are new to me]


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - shoottmx - 05-23-2020

Leaf blower?

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RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Roly - 05-23-2020

(05-23-2020, 07:36 AM)shoottmx Wrote: Leaf blower?

g

That is what I was thinking about also.  A good electric or battery operated one would not have any fumes to worry about.  A big exhaust fan would also help when you get all the dust stirred up.  Roly


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Murray M - 05-23-2020

(05-23-2020, 07:36 AM)shoottmx Wrote: Leaf blower?

g

So funny.
That's what I'm using now. 
Does make the place stink like gas though...

So nobody regularly blows out their shop?


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Phil Thien - 05-23-2020

Ryobi 18v leaf blower works great for my garage. Powerful enough to get man glitter (sawdust) and leaves, etc., but not powerful enough to hurt anything.


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - Juss1 - 05-23-2020

Electric leaf blower for me


RE: Quiet Air Compressor for Shop Blow Out - jcredding - 05-23-2020

The Makita has to run steadily and I have to pause, but its what I use. Ive used my leave blower as well, as others suggest, but the Makita has done the job.