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Post by John McCormick on 5/18/2017, 6:31 pm

I'm going to be buying an air compressor to use for gun cleaning as well as routine chores like tire filling, etc. I'm not going to be painting the house or running pneumatic tools. My question is this: Among the direct drive "oil-less" models, which would be the quietest running?

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Post by Jack H on 5/18/2017, 11:41 pm

The Makita small compressor is very quiet.
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Post by Virgil Kane on 5/19/2017, 7:15 am

Serious quiet cost money $$$$.  I've been running these in my business for 35 years and they are the best. You can sit next to them and they just hum. Used every day these have lasted decades for me without any rebuilds.

http://www.jun-air.com/

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Post by BE Mike on 5/19/2017, 8:11 am

Don't air compressors have a lot of moisture coming out with the air? If so, I'd think that that wouldn't be a good thing. Wouldn't a scuba tank, which has dry air, be a better choice?
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 5/19/2017, 8:33 am

If you do the basic maintenance (mostly ignored til failure) there is rarely a problem.
I have a simple filter/separator in line, so life is good.
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Post by spursnguns on 5/19/2017, 11:03 am

BE Mike wrote:Don't air compressors have a lot of moisture coming out with the air? If so, I'd think that that wouldn't be a good thing. Wouldn't a scuba tank, which has dry air, be a better choice?

Hello BE Mike,

You are correct about the moisture but there is a simple and inexpensive solution....an in-line moisture trap.  They attach where the hose connects to the compressor.  They have a simple valve so you can periodically drain them.  Get a metal one (brass/stainless); they are cheap and available from many different sources.

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Post by Aprilian on 5/20/2017, 7:55 am

But plastic trap bowls are easy to see the moisture build up.
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Post by LenV on 5/20/2017, 10:37 am

For a few dollars more you can get one that drains automatically like the one I use for my plasma cutter.
https://www.amazon.com/SMC-AMG150C-N02D-Water-Separator-Drain/dp/B009VQ044G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495294730&sr=8-1&keywords=automatic+water+separator

There are actually a lot of choices. NFI
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