Looking for some help and advice on buying my first air compressor. I have narrowed down to a belt drive compressor (my understanding is these may be quieter, have a longer lifespan since parts can be more readily replaced vs a direct drive compressor + a few other benefits). Happy to be challenged on this decision if you think otherwise!
Budget is between $400 and $700, however I think that higher end of the scale is a bit OTT for my needs. Mostly be used for air tools such as air ratchet, possibly some basic panel spraying in the future, bead/media blaster and general stuff you do with a compressor :). I am also trying to fit the compressor into an area under some shelving in my garage so a whopping big compressor is out of the question really (max height approx. 800mm, length up to around 1500mm and depth as close to within 500mm)
Main thing I am trying to find out are reputable brands and first hand experience from users. I've seen the following at TradeTool:
Origin Air V-Twin 190LPM FAD Belt Drive Compressor
190FAD and 50L tank seems ok (although I am sure id need a larger tank if I wanted to get anything beyond just a basic use of a spray gun in the future).
Anyone have experience of that compressor, or recommend alternatives please? TIA