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I've been using a small "pancake" style air compressor that has to refill after taking off 2 or 3 lugnuts. I believe it is a 6 gallon. Can anyone reccommend a size and/or brand of compressor I should look at getting that can handle bigger projects (front-end stuff/axle nut removal).
 

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Check Harbor Freight (if you have one nearby) or Tractor Supply. Both have a variety of sizes and decent prices.
 

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I have a 20 gal Craftsman Professional that I like very much, though I am not a heavy user. But I would recommend it (oil lubricated, 20 gal, horizontal, 110V).
 

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Actually harbor freight sells a decent compressor, for what it is. We got ours from Northern Tool. 60 gallon 5 horse Ingersoll-Rand


You can see the one we had before, the Cambell-26 gallon-oil less----Lowes JUNK!!!! Do NOT get an oil less for a "good" compressor. What we did was plumb the I-R into the C-H and we have basically an 80 gallon compressor. If you do decide to go large capacity, depending on room, I suggest a verticle unit.
Our I-R uses about a 3 x 3 foot area in the corner of the garage and the C-H uses about 2 x 2 in the opposite corner.
 

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I have a 2HP Craftsman from the mid 1970's. 220V 6.3 [email protected] PSI. It's still going strong! It's needed a switch, gasket, filter, and check valve through the years. Does everything I need it to do. I keep it in the basement, and piped to a wall outlet in the garage so I have air in both places.
 

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