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Air Compressor, 50l tank - just £69.99 @ Netto
Air Compressor, 50l tank - just £69.99 @ Netto

Air Compressor, 50l tank - just £69.99 @ Netto

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Air compressor

50l tank
2Hp motor
8bar maximum pressure
Direct Drive
Oil filled sump type

RRP £99.99
Just £69.99 @ Netto from Monday 18th May 2009 whilst stocks last

Strictly limited stock - actual model may vary

33 Comments

Original Poster

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3789/nettocompressor090126il1.jpg

Just wondering what this is used for :o.


Pardon my ignorance.

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l33t-krew;5188309

Just wondering what this is used for :o.Pardon my ignorance.



Quite a few things, mainly inflating tyres but different attachments are available such as for paint spraying

Original Poster

It's an air compressor.

Usually used in conjuction with air tools for spray painting or screwdrivers/nutrunners etc.
Netto also have an air tool drill kit for sale to accompany this compressor @ £14.99.

Also useful for inflating airbeds, footballs, car tyres, dinghys etc (with suitable adpators)
See them at the beach - they'll charge £1-£3 just to inflate the above. (but you'll need a power supply!)

Edit: Oh, and used to run many industrial sewing machines too

I doubt this has the cfm to run air tools properly tho, but it's cheap for what it is.

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Rips08;5188497

I doubt this has the cfm to run air tools properly tho, but it's cheap … I doubt this has the cfm to run air tools properly tho, but it's cheap for what it is.



That's where the benefit of the 50l tank comes in ;-)

Most cheap compressors only have a 24l tank

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Rips08;5188497

I doubt this has the cfm to run air tools properly tho, but it's cheap … I doubt this has the cfm to run air tools properly tho, but it's cheap for what it is.



I think it will be i have a 2hp motor at home with 8bar tops and it whips the nuts off my cars tyres in seconds, you just want strong sockets in my opinion

Premier;5188606

That's where the benefit of the 50l tank comes in ;-)Most cheap … That's where the benefit of the 50l tank comes in ;-)Most cheap compressors only have a 24l tank



The 50l tank is irrelavant if the motor cant keep up the cfm. For example a 1/2 inch impact wrench would need roughly 12cfm of air.

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Rips08;5188672

The 50l tank is irrelavant if the motor cant keep up the cfm. Also just … The 50l tank is irrelavant if the motor cant keep up the cfm. Also just noticed that its only 8 bar maximum pressure, so pretty useless for proper air tools. . . . .


The tank is vitally important unless you are running the tools continually.

You don't usually run a nutrunner/screwdriver/drill continually.
Even paint sparying is often intermittant, especially if by hand. As too is a sewing machine.

What air pressure do your 'proper airtools' run at? Most industrial air tools require 6 bar


Edit: Oh, I've seen you edited your post now. Keep trying to rubbish this deal. :roll:

Impact wrench 12 cfm, spray gun 12cfm, some smaller tools use less tho. Im just saying because i used to work as a mechanic & the cfm was important when continuously using air tools, but for wheel nuts its probaly ok as crazyhobo says.
Its a shame it does not give the info on the cfm it produces.

Premier;5188748

Edit: Oh, I've seen you edited your post now. Keep trying to rubbish this … Edit: Oh, I've seen you edited your post now. Keep trying to rubbish this deal. :roll:



Im not tryin to rubbish the deal, its good for what it is. I edited the Bar cos that part is ok, just that its only good for light duties.

Original Poster

12cfm for an impact wrench?

Take a look here, you'll see most are about 4-8cfm (except the huge one with a 1" drive)
abbeypowertools.co.uk/sub…spx

Honeslty im not trying to rubbish the deal, i was just speaking from experiance as i have had friends who used small compressors & tried to work on cars & it just runs out of air. The 12cfm example was from the screwfix website here screwfix.com/pro…nch

Do you know how much cfm this produces?

Strange im trying to give you a link to the 12cfm example but it keeps getting deleted ?? but its on screwfix site.

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Rips08;5188981

Do you know how much cfm this produces?


When they sold this last January, it was rated at 6cfm or about 170l/min in new money.

But as I said, the cfm the compressor delivers is only part of the story.

It has a 50l tank so if you need to pull 8cfm (or 2cfm more than the compressor delivers, the tank will make up the shortfall ... at least if the tool requiring 8cfm is used intermittently.
2 cfm is 56.6l/minute, so even with a larger 8cfm tool this would run continuously for about 1 minute (not quite as the pressure in the tank will decrease, but you get the idea) - plenty long enough to thread strip or snap even the most stubborn of wheel studs.

Ok forget what i said, but i do think its a good deal, i would get one if there was a store close enough.

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Rips08;5189057

Strange im trying to give you a link to the 12cfm example but it keeps … Strange im trying to give you a link to the 12cfm example but it keeps getting deleted ?? but its on screwfix site.


Metabo? What kind of "proper air tool" is that? :?
Have a look at this Stanley Air Tool Impact Wrench
Same 1/2" drive, 500ft/lb torque (ilo 270ft/lb)
3.3cfm
]http//ww…nch

Yeah i see thats a big difference, but i have seen people with small compressors (50l tank) run out of air when using air tools, maybe the cfm requirements of newer air tools have come down.
However Metabo are proper tools lol, powertooldirect.co.uk/met…tml

Its pointless me trying to reply to you if my posts keep getting deleted, just forget it, good deal.

Earlier post seem to be showing up now, strange??

intrested in spay painting part how much does the attachement cost?

plenty of sprayguns on ebay that run between 3-6 cfm or try machinemart...

Nice item, not need to refill this up then as it's a compressor HOT HOT HOT

It's an absolute bargain at that price!

Ok for blowing tyres up.useless for using real air tools constantly.Or spraying.

Premier;5189312

Metabo? What kind of "proper air tool" is that? :?Have a look at this … Metabo? What kind of "proper air tool" is that? :?Have a look at this Stanley Air Tool Impact WrenchSame 1/2" drive, 500ft/lb torque (ilo 270ft/lb)3.3cfm ]http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=SMT+AIR+TOOLS&TYPE=PRODUCT&PARTNUMBER=78-343&SDesc=1%2F2%26%2334%3B+Square+Drive+Impact+Wrench



Stanley ? what kind of proper air tool is that ? :whistling: you'd be better off with an Ingersoll one

march hd , how does the spray part work do you need cannister for the paint?

the paint goes in the spraygun.....like this...only requires 3cfm

machinemart.co.uk/sho…gun

i have a 25l compressor that will spray body panels easily but u need bigger for full cars...lol

not good for any moderate use,

I have a 2hp 50l compressor and whilst its barely ok for spray painting a bug (single coat) and needs to run a lot to refill during use.

for sanding its useless a DA will run for about 1-2minutes and then the compressor needs to run to refill for a few minutes.

for £70 its good , however id question how long the motor would last for the usage as above. a 3hp would be needed with larger capacity for DA sanding etc.

Rips08;5189436

Its pointless me trying to reply to you if my posts keep getting deleted, … Its pointless me trying to reply to you if my posts keep getting deleted, just forget it, good deal.Earlier post seem to be showing up now, strange??


I think its as you have a little amount of posts and are posting links - as such your posts are being moderated. :thumbsup:

For all those still in the dark over this.
The compressor in question is Chinese and is low quality. You will probably find that the "metal" is weak for the regulator stem and the pump passes a small amount of oil (so will need good filtration if you don't want to make a mess of a nice spray job on a car wing ect.
This will help anyone who as already got a compressor and wants to know its true free air delivery.
To work out the TRUE cfm free air delivery of your compressor
Start by giving your compressor a quick once over.
1; tighten your head bolts to the specified torque setting
2; grab yourself a squirty bottle of soapy water and start your compressor up
3; check for air leaks around valve plate/ both ends of delivery pipe unions and both ends of bleed pipe once your compressor goes over 2 bar.
4; once up to pressure check the tank gauge reads what what the maximum working pressure for the compressor should be (adjust accordingly if incorrect - usually by turning a M6 bolt under the pressure switch cover).
5; check for any other leaks whilst the tank is full eg. regulator/ pressure switch mounting/ outlets/ drain valve/ end bungs/ safety valve/ welds around saddle/ pressure gauge mounting ect.
6; drain all the air out of the tank and any water
7; grab a stopwatch and start it going as you fire up the compressor
8; make a note of how long it takes to get from 3 to 4 bar then 4 to 5 bar and so on, until it cuts off.
9; with you recorded times you can now calculate you true free air delivery
10; the magic formula....
multiply the tank size in liters by the maximum pressure in bar. Now divide this figure by the time it took to fill in minutes (make the minutes decimal for this eg. 5 mins 36 secs would be 5.6). Now divide this figure by 28.3 to give you the true free air being delivered.
NOTE. Some manufacturers quote their free air delivery at just 3 bar (this makes them look better) others still quote the F.A.D at around 7 bar as this is the pressure most people are using their equipment.
With the notes of pump up times taken you will most likely see a increase in time taken to reach the next bar in pressure each time (this is due to the motor having to cope with the increasing pressure). You can use these times to work out the free air being delivered at each increase in 1 bar of pressure.
Please also remember that to get a true reading you must have a good power supply (no long lengths of extension cable or trying to run a 16amp machine from a 13 amp plug).
Hope some of you find this interesting and useful.
As for air tools most manufacturers are also lenient with the truth. The figures for CFM required are often at 50% duty cycle (i.e only half what it really needs to run).
So for a typical da sander you would need a compressor giving out a free air delivery of over 20cfm to run it for a decent length of time (so you would be looking at a 7.5hp 3 phase machine as a starting point).:w00t:
So in conclusion I would say its worth the money if you want to do a bit of air dusting/blow tyres up or using an air nailer but anything else its just an over sized expensive doorstop
Any one want to start a campaign to get all Chinese producers to make products that can last at least 3 years with fair wear and tear. If it fails before, then they have to give you your money back and take it back to China:whistling: ?
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right i thought you coukld add emulsion into that spray head and paint cornice's ?

There seems to be a lot of pressure for this to fail :-D
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