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    Compressor advice required

    I'm looking to buy a compressor - 50-100 litre tank, 3hp motor but whats the difference between a direct drive and belt drive with regards to performance/operation/noise. Is one better than the other?

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Belt drive are much quieter and more efficient. Check Axminster.co.uk 50l compressor model no. AWBDC30

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Belt drive are much quieter and more efficient
    ii'll second that, i have both types, the direct drive one is at least twice the noise of the belt drive

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Hmmm. My dilemma.
    I only want a compressor to use an impact wrench to remove wheels and to pump up tyres. I have a nice brick built semi-soundproof cubby hole to house it in too.
    I either spend 500 ish on a belt driven compressor, or I can get THIS compressor,brand new, for 'free' with a bit of creative paperwork.
    What would you do?

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    get the "FREE" one

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Thats the one I've got its not too bad a bit on the noisey side but more than capable for what you want it for

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    Right, the free one it is then. I can always sell it on later if I have to.

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Quote Originally Posted by gorilla1q View Post
    Thats the one I've got its not too bad a bit on the noisey side but more than capable for what you want it for
    Got it. Lovely little compressor. Not too noisey but then again, a bit of noise from the compressor is nothing when you're using an impact wrench to remove wheels.

    Also came with an air hose, impact wrench, impact socket set and a tyre inflator.
    Last edited by Pitstop; 01-11-2010 at 21:03.

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Any recommendations on good modern compression hoses?

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    I’ve got an Axminster 150Ltr belt drive, thumbs up from me.

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    Re: Compressor advice required

    Quote Originally Posted by josh038 View Post
    Any recommendations on good modern compression hoses?
    By the way I managed to find an adequate compressor hose here , I am still convinced Amazon provides with the biggest assortment of auto goods. I picked Flexzilla Air Hose made of hybrid polymer, the quality is just excellent.

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