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#1 grant85

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:49 AM

Anyone recommend a decent & reiable compressor for our Brad gun ?

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:09 AM

I get something like this...https://www.machinem...re-oil-free-ai/

 

lasts 3 or 4 years at least then just replace.

 

Bambi silent are good but expensive!!


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:10 AM

Depends how much you want to spend and how noisy it can be. If noise isn't an issue any of the 24l oil less ones you can buy on line. If noise is an issue then ring our office 01162717152 and ask about the one we sell
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Posted 19 October 2016 - 10:12 AM

This is the noisy one we recommend on a budget http://www.screwfix....ssor-230v/27926
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Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:41 PM

Thanks guys

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:37 PM

I no longer do shoe repairs but in the shop we still use a Bambi silent compressor for the Adkins heat press and if it broke I would only replace it with another Bambi silent

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 06:08 AM

I no longer do shoe repairs but in the shop we still use a Bambi silent compressor for the Adkins heat press and if it broke I would only replace it with another Bambi silent

Craig

We found there is a different range for Bambis the older ones which were yellow/burgundy were excellent but the newer grey/green ones you need to check the oil level frequently otherwise they end up seizing. We now sell another range which are proving excellent


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:16 AM

I'm not sure about the one Peter suggested, but those oil free direct drive compressors can be LOUD in a small shop. I've only had experience with one (Stanley, I think), but if it started filling while a customer was in the shop, then you had to turn it off or you and your customer had to literally shout to each other.
If you could box it in or put it in another room there wouldn't be a problem though.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:58 AM

Compressors are all about the price you want to pay. The Bambi's are good value and are widely used. A few years ago, Bambi did have a problem with quality, that has now been addressed due to pressure from suppliers ;-)



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 09:43 AM

The Bambi Air compressor is excellent.

We have a 15 litre model in our WHB press bench which is now 40 year old and just works as it should.

 

The build quality must be good, as it has survived running 12 hours continuous twice in it's life, because it was left switched on with the drain tap open.

It was left to cool down, empty and renew oil and good to go. Apart from checking oil level, the only other maintenance we do is empty the receiver of any water once a year.


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:00 PM

Well if it's just for a brad gun, see original post, then one of our re-con Bambi's will be fine and cheap enough I'm sure ;-) PM for some more detail :-)



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

Grant you should get yourself along to the trade shows and youll know who to deal with for reliable machinery installations and service, just sayin ;)

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 05:25 PM

The Bambi Air compressor is excellent.

We have a 15 litre model in our WHB press bench which is now 40 year old and just works as it should.

 

The build quality must be good, as it has survived running 12 hours continuous twice in it's life, because it was left switched on with the drain tap open.

It was left to cool down, empty and renew oil and good to go. Apart from checking oil level, the only other maintenance we do is empty the receiver of any water once a year.

 

Once a year!!!!  Once a year!!! I have to do mine once a week.



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 10:01 PM

Thanks for the great input guys will take a look for sure

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:08 AM

the only other maintenance we do is empty the receiver of any water once a year.

 

I have to do mine once a week.

 

Are you saying that the receiver tank is holding water after just a weeks use?

If that is the case, something is not right, we see maybe only 250ml after a year or so of use.

There is (or should be) a long copper tube within the tank, which is attached to the outlet connection, this will siphon any water in the tank when air is discharged (blown down) to empty receiver.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:19 AM

I used to do mine daily just as part of my shutdown routine, now I do it weekly too.
I know worn valves can make it worse, but I think it's mainly down to the weather/humidity, whether you have your door open all day, air conditioning etc.

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:27 AM

250ml is about right over a year but the reason for frequent draining is to reduce the possibility of the tank rusting from inside
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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:31 PM

Are you saying that the receiver tank is holding water after just a weeks use?

If that is the case, something is not right, we see maybe only 250ml after a year or so of use.

There is (or should be) a long copper tube within the tank, which is attached to the outlet connection, this will siphon any water in the tank when air is discharged (blown down) to empty receiver.

 

Seem to remember reading it is recommended to drain receiver once a week, I always have done. 

It is used in a humid place and does produce some water every time.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:28 AM

draining to reduce the tank rusting

...and to give the tank full capacity, 15L receiver with 2L of water, equals just 13L air content, equals extra running times and power costs.


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