Aldi Ferrex 2.5HP air compressor 24L £86.94 delivered
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Aldi Ferrex 2.5HP air compressor 24L £86.94 delivered

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Aldi Ferrex 2.5HP air compressor 24L £86.94 delivered
Posted 14th Sep
Anyone got one of these & are they any good for a bit of shotblasting or do i need to wait for the bigger 50L tank one ?
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This was on here about 8 months ago and there's some good advice in the comments, well worth a search and reading through.
I got the 50L from SGS engineering for 138£ (with some tools) and it starts to fill up after 2 mins of continuous use.
So if this Ferrex is noisy, then I suggest a 50L will be a more balanced option.
I bought one from Aldi about 15 years ago and has served me ok doing some nailing, inflating and paint spraying. For the pain spraying it did continuously work. The connection manifold has recently broke (cheap alloy) and getting a decent replacement is proving a little difficult. Therefore for shot/sand blasting I would look for a bigger tank. Try MachineMart or somewhere similar and pay a bit more.
Just_Looking14/09/2020 13:27

The connection manifold has recently broke (cheap alloy) and getting a …The connection manifold has recently broke (cheap alloy) and getting a decent replacement is proving a little difficult.


Only just changed my manifold today. Mine broke when I had to change a connector that broke. As you say cheap alloy. I got a replacement from Amazon for £14 (came with all the attachments, I didn't use). Same cheap alloy but works a treat.
I've had a similar one for ages, specs are more or less identical, they are fine for low consumption tools, but even though impact wrenches and sand blasters are often sold along side the compressor, they simply are not man enough to power them
I had a similar one I purchased from Netto (remember them?) some years ago and attempted to use it for shot blasting in a bench cabinet (car wheel size) and to be honest it struggled and was very frustrating - Blast for 3-4 seconds, wait 30 seconds for the tank to fill, blast for 3-4 seconds, wait 30 seconds etc ... I ended up biting the bullet and purchasing a proper compressor from Sealey ... These things are fine for blowing up car tyres, fence spraying, pumping up inflatables, nail guns etc but will struggle to do anything really useful beyond hobby use.
tomslick14/09/2020 13:38

Only just changed my manifold today. Mine broke when I had to change a …Only just changed my manifold today. Mine broke when I had to change a connector that broke. As you say cheap alloy. I got a replacement from Amazon for £14 (came with all the attachments, I didn't use). Same cheap alloy but works a treat.


Got a link for that?
Hyundai do a superb silent one for £130 if this is for home DIY use.
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 14th Sep
mustoofa14/09/2020 13:05

I got the 50L from SGS engineering for 138£ (with some tools) and it …I got the 50L from SGS engineering for 138£ (with some tools) and it starts to fill up after 2 mins of continuous use. So if this Ferrex is noisy, then I suggest a 50L will be a more balanced option.


The ones from SGS engineering look identical to what Aldi / Lidl sell just painted a different colour & fitted with the same Euro connector so probably the same compressor but only 2 yr guarantee vs 3 from Aldi /Lidl

sgs-engineering.com/sc5…sor
_bargain_hunter_14/09/2020 14:40

The ones from SGS engineering look identical to what Aldi / Lidl sell …The ones from SGS engineering look identical to what Aldi / Lidl sell just painted a different colour & fitted with the same Euro connector so probably the same compressor but only 2 yr guarantee vs 3 from Aldi /Lidlhttps://www.sgs-engineering.com/sc50s-50l-air-compressor


Agree on the warranty and similar make etc. but the sgs one is 50L compared to the Aldi/lidl which is 24L
tomslick14/09/2020 14:29

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07H3JMR5Z?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title


Thank you
mustoofa14/09/2020 14:45

Agree on the warranty and similar make etc. but the sgs one is 50L …Agree on the warranty and similar make etc. but the sgs one is 50L compared to the Aldi/lidl which is 24L


The one iv'e linked below looks identical to the green 50L Parkside one that Lidl occasionally sell

sgs-engineering.com/sc5…sor
Could I pump up my mountain bike tyres with this?As I'm forever looking for the little bike pump that I have
This sort of thing will pump a bike tyre in about 1 second. I have a coupe of compressors, one like this is mostly used for bike and car tyres and footballs etc
Just_Looking14/09/2020 13:27

I bought one from Aldi about 15 years ago and has served me ok doing some …I bought one from Aldi about 15 years ago and has served me ok doing some nailing, inflating and paint spraying. For the pain spraying it did continuously work. The connection manifold has recently broke (cheap alloy) and getting a decent replacement is proving a little difficult. Therefore for shot/sand blasting I would look for a bigger tank. Try MachineMart or somewhere similar and pay a bit more.


I have similar one 24 litre tank but could never get spray painting working. 30 seconds of paint and then having to wait to refilll. Any idea what I may be doing wrong?
AengusOConnor14/09/2020 23:13

I have similar one 24 litre tank but could never get spray painting …I have similar one 24 litre tank but could never get spray painting working. 30 seconds of paint and then having to wait to refilll. Any idea what I may be doing wrong?


might need to turn the regulator down to reduce the amount of air coming out of the machine.
_bargain_hunter_14/09/2020 14:55

The one iv'e linked below looks identical to the green 50L Parkside one …The one iv'e linked below looks identical to the green 50L Parkside one that Lidl occasionally sell https://www.sgs-engineering.com/sc50s-50l-air-compressor


It Looks identical .. but the deal title says 24L.. which is what I was going by
Bit late to this thread but adding my thoughts.

I have a 24l air compressor which is just about good enough for nail guns, inflating tyres and not too much else. You run out of air a bit too quick. The one I have is a Stanley 24l one which sounds louder than a tractor.

Wait for a 50l one. I'm waiting for one to pounce on so I can fleabay my 24l one to some unsuspecting guy.
The_IMF20/09/2020 23:51

Bit late to this thread but adding my thoughts.I have a 24l air compressor …Bit late to this thread but adding my thoughts.I have a 24l air compressor which is just about good enough for nail guns, inflating tyres and not too much else. You run out of air a bit too quick. The one I have is a Stanley 24l one which sounds louder than a tractor.Wait for a 50l one. I'm waiting for one to pounce on so I can fleabay my 24l one to some unsuspecting guy.


Last year the 50l was the same price, I regret not buying it and having to borrow one from work all the time.
pwel21/09/2020 00:16

Last year the 50l was the same price, I regret not buying it and having to …Last year the 50l was the same price, I regret not buying it and having to borrow one from work all the time.


You're kidding me!

I've been contemplating buying a 50l one for £130ish because I cannot stand using my 24l one. Not only is it loud, but I can barely take one bolt off with the impact wrench before the 2.5m recharge.

Whole point of me buying the compressor was because the air tools are so cheap. No point if I can barely use them

I remember Parker the Lidl brand had a 50l twin engine one at one point. Saw someone on eBay or Shpock trying to sell one for £170 even now!
The_IMF21/09/2020 00:20

You're kidding me! I've been contemplating buying a 50l one for …You're kidding me! I've been contemplating buying a 50l one for £130ish because I cannot stand using my 24l one. Not only is it loud, but I can barely take one bolt off with the impact wrench before the 2.5m recharge.Whole point of me buying the compressor was because the air tools are so cheap. No point if I can barely use them I remember Parker the Lidl brand had a 50l twin engine one at one point. Saw someone on eBay or Shpock trying to sell one for £170 even now!


Yeah, it was the Parkside from Lidl, reduced from £140, if remember right, to £85 at my local. It was a steal, but as have access to pneumatic tools at work, I thought I don't really need it.
pwel21/09/2020 00:50

Yeah, it was the Parkside from Lidl, reduced from £140, if remember right, …Yeah, it was the Parkside from Lidl, reduced from £140, if remember right, to £85 at my local. It was a steal, but as have access to pneumatic tools at work, I thought I don't really need it.


That's it, parkside! Bought a parkside Dremel rip off from them once and the on off switch burnt out the first time I used it a few months later.

That's why I didn't pick up the air compressor but regret it now!
The_IMF21/09/2020 01:00

That's it, parkside! Bought a parkside Dremel rip off from them once and … That's it, parkside! Bought a parkside Dremel rip off from them once and the on off switch burnt out the first time I used it a few months later.That's why I didn't pick up the air compressor but regret it now!


Lidl/Aldi are a little hit and miss with their power tools, ok for the price, but not for heavy use. The 50l compressors tho, are all the very similar, very decent for the price, but still too small for continuous use of impact wrenches or spraying. If you are about to spend £150 for the 50l one, imo put a little more and with a little luck you can get a used 100/150l for £200-250. Just it will not be that portable. I had one in a farm I used to work and was big enough to do wagon wheels or respraying skips.
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