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    Looking for an engine driven air compressor around the $1000 range. Options are flooded. Dont know what to look for other than CFM has to be good and duty cycle at 100%. Not doing a lot of gouging, but a somehwat amount. Mainly for air tools. Only using 3/16 carbons.
    what im looking for:
    -good amount of CFM
    -100% duty cycle
    -gas consumption
    Last edited by Winter Welding; 05-08-2018, 03:18 AM.

  • #2
    I have an IR wheel barrow compressor. Runs 1/2" drive air gun and I also use an Arcair K2000 carbon arc torch with it. It does ok for what it is. If you want to run it all day then go bigger but bigger equals more money. I can gouge off shanks, open up cracks, etc. You said you only are going to run 3/16 carbons so I'm assuming you have a smallish torch like the K2000 is. As for reliability it has a Honda and always starts. Northern tool has it for $1000.
    Last edited by MMW; 05-08-2018, 08:09 PM.
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    • #3
      Are you only looking at new? Or is used an option? If your mechanical enough to do a carb cleaning/ kit it opens up most of the used market. I also have a wheel barrel style with a honda and a larger than stock pump that i assembled. Tanks from the scrap yard, motor i already had, only had to by the pump and plumbing. As said look for somthing with a honda.