IMPAX  24ltr 2hp compressor £69.99 @ screwfix
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IMPAX 24ltr 2hp compressor £69.99 @ screwfix

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Found 3rd Mar 2015
Not seen any brand new 24ltr 2hp compressor for such little money! A bargain for home tyre fitting pumping them up ,or use the airline to blast dirt away !

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Does it come with any accessories, or just the compressor?

Mmmm looks good but as said above does it come with anything..

Good Price, Have some Heat.
Always wanted one to add to tool collection.
Never needed one yet!

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Just checked the available accessories to purchase separately. Looks like it is just the compressor you get.

There's some air tools in Aldi on Thursday, although this compressor probably won't be man enough to run some of them. Haven't checked if they're good prices though.

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No tools, but I dare anyone to find a same spec one cheaper

Well for the price it may be ok at best. But there appears to be quite a few hard to swallow quotes in their blurb. Free air delivery will be at zero pressure, so the claimed 200 lpm (7cfm) will be reduced a fair bit at the useable 6 to 8 bar working presure range. This will mean that the tools it claims to run (drills/grinders/sanders) will last just a couple of seconds at full power before having to wait for the tank to build pressure again (most sanders ect. will need a continuous 14cfm supply of air). As for spraying it would have to be a small gravity fed gun using less than 5cfm at 100% duty cycle.The sound level of 97db is not quiet either. They say continuous duty cycle yet on the side of the black cover is a thermal reset button. Some compressors don't even have piston rings/valve plate these days and reply on a plastic collar and rubber flap.....which wears out very quickly if run for more than a 10 minute burst. Some call themselves direct drive yet have a poxy little motor (similar to a cheap drill) and are belt driven pumps. Would be ok for blowing up the odd tyre and using a duster gun though.

taken the plunge and ordered one for Monday collection...

Hi All,

I have a number of MDF Panels that I wish to spray paint for a smooth, even finish - is this Impax compressor suitable for the task & powerful enough without running out of steam so to speak or should I say pressure?

What I do not want is for it to work for a few minutes only for it to require long resting periods for it to cool down or re-pressurise if that is the correct term!

The plan was to use to it spray the MDF panels & then later for painting garden fences, exterior & interior walls of the house etc.

Bazzy

Hi All,I have a number of MDF Panels that I wish to spray paint for a … Hi All,I have a number of MDF Panels that I wish to spray paint for a smooth, even finish - is this Impax compressor suitable for the task & powerful enough without running out of steam so to speak or should I say pressure? What I do not want is for it to work for a few minutes only for it to require long resting periods for it to cool down or re-pressurise if that is the correct term!The plan was to use to it spray the MDF panels & then later for painting garden fences, exterior & interior walls of the house etc.



I've not done any spraying, but I do know you would need to choose a spray gun that has an air consumption of less than the Free Air Delivery of the compressor.

Sometimes you'll see air displacement quoted instead of giving the actual FAD for a compressor, or they'll specify the FAD at a lower than normal pressure.

This one claims an actual FAD of 7.1CFM, but I've seen similar designs that are only around 5, so I'm a bit sceptical.

I think a decent spray gun requires somewhere around 12CFM which would probably require at very least a 3hp compressor, but you can get ones designed for use with a hobby compressor with much lower air consumption, not sure how good they are though. I think gravity fed spray guns also tend to need slightly less air than suction ones.

If you don't want to use other air tools, it might be worth looking into HVLP sprayers that use a powerful blower unit instead of a compressor.

Edited by: "melted" 13th Jul 2015

melted

I've not done any spraying, but I do know you would need to choose a … I've not done any spraying, but I do know you would need to choose a spray gun that has an air consumption of less than the Free Air Delivery of the compressor.Sometimes you'll see air displacement quoted instead of giving the actual FAD for a compressor, or they'll specify the FAD at a lower than normal pressure.This one claims an actual FAD of 7.1CFM, but I've seen similar designs that are only around 5, so I'm a bit sceptical.I think a decent spray gun requires somewhere around 12CFM which would probably require at very least a 3hp compressor, but you can get ones designed for use with a hobby compressor with much lower air consumption, not sure how good they are though. I think gravity fed spray guns also tend to need slightly less air than suction ones. If you don't want to use other air tools, it might be worth looking into HVLP sprayers that use a powerful blower unit instead of a compressor.



Hi,

Many thanks for the great reply - looks like I might be over my head with the compressor route & if as you say, omen would need a better. more powerful one then the costs would probably go up greatly!

Can you recommennd any decent HVLP sprayers that are pretty decent for my needs?

Many Thanks!
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