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Stanley Belt Drive Air Compressor 2.5hp $499.96 Delivered @ Costco (Membership Required)

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2.5HP 50L belt drive air compressor has large rear wheels, a unique front gauge panel and has an oil lubricated pump, you can use it for almost any job around the home and work. Use it for painting, as a tool, cleaning and fastening different things around the home or trade. It features a minimum 190L/min free air delivery.

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  • +2

    With the quality of LiPo battery operated tools these days, stuffing around with compressor hoses/settings/maintenance etc isn't worth it. My compressor has been sitting in my garage taking up space for years untouched. The battery tools are just too good these days. And no hose!

    Just the garage space alone for the compressor and hose is enough. Then the noise. And set up time. Meh.

    • but it is lighter than carrying a battery

      • true, but you aren't tied to a hose… which itself is heavier and more troublesome to work with.

        • +2

          that's what they said, bro before hose. But you will miss the fun that you don't know when the compressor goes wrong and kaboom

    • There are lots of things a compressor is good for. However, I'm not sure I would recommend this one. I have it and after a year of hardly any use the unloader valve started leaking. Its also super loud and not of particularly high capacity.

      • Oh I agree. They ARE useful and you can't get battery replacements for everything, but for a small capacity compressor like this (made in china cheapy), they are a dime a dozen at places like Total Tools and the like. Sub $500 for exact same specs. Probably even from the same factory.

  • Off topic but what's a good compressor for spray painting? Possibly something like the bonnet of a car?? (as an example of the surface area - not necessarily a bonnet)

    Thanks in advance

    • What about a bonut?

      • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hood_(car)

    • That's a whole can of worms. It's going to depend on the spray gun you use and how you plan to use it. This one is at the low end of what would be required even with a gun that has modest air requirements. Taking the DeVilbiss GTi Pro Lite as an example of a full size gun (that isn't a terrible $50 Supercheap one) then then the requirement for air varies from 265 to 460 LPM depending on the air cap fitted (the 460 LPM being required for the HV30 HVLP cap which probably wouldn't be your first choice anyway). So you would get caught short unless you stopped regularly to allow this 190LPM compressor to catch up. Stopping isn't great as you ideally should maintain a wet edge to get a consistently smooth, glossy finish.

      You'd also have the compressor running flat out the whole time which means it is going to get hot. This tends to stop the water from separating as it can't cool enough to condense before the water trap and it will start coming down the airline. Most compressors aren't rated to run at 100% duty cycle either. So you risk damaging it.

      An SRI Pro Lite is an example of a smaller touch-up gun and it uses between 50 and 135LPM depending on the air cap fitted so you'd probably be in business there but it's a bit slow and painful to use to cover a large area like a bonnet.

      The best results are going to be obtained with 2 pack paint which is toxic and should be sprayed in a booth by an operator wearing an air fed respirator (usually fed with highly filtered air from the compressor, requiring more capacity). You certainly can get acceptable to good results with less toxic acrylic paints and a small compressor (many people have) but you are going to be doing a lot of sanding and polishing to end up a good, glossy finish and the gloss will fade fairly quickly by comparison and require regular polishing. For painting most of the final result is in the prep work too.

  • +1

    Been this price for 6 months at least

    • +1

      Yep. Have seen this at Supercheap for $499 nearly every "sale" they have.

      Now Supercheap have a later model twin cylinder variant for the same price https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/stanley-stanley-air-comp...

      Edit: ….and with more wheels to make it easier to move around on a workshop floor……and 200LPM.

      No deal.

      • Whats the duty cycle for the VTWIN version verse this one? An important figure depending on ones use case scenari.

        200LPM vs 190LPM is a neglibile difference.

        Also the servicability of the 2 is completely different at the end of the day one is for hobby use the other is designed for day to day year after year useage.

        • I don't know what the duty cycle is for either, nor could be bothered looking.

          At the end of the day, they're both toys and marketed for occasional use……I wouldn't use either "day after day year after year" and expect them to last very long.

          I have a 4 year old Atlas Copco compressor I got from Gumtree for the RRP of these things, that will last many years longer with the duty cycle you describe.

          • @Price Jack: Your quite wrong there Jack one is marketed as a toy the other is designed to be used for decades. A duty cycle is a rating on it's workload life and how much continual use it's designed for IE a pest sprayer or roof painter will be looking for a unit that is designed to be run near enough to 100% and with a servicable engine rather than a throw away engine.

            Atlas build alot of different model with different targetted work flows exactly like this actually their Automan line uses the same compressor as the Stanley single piston model aye that's pretty funny!

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