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Old 08-11-2009, 03:25 PM
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I drove down and picked up my new compressor yesterday. It's not so big, but at 600 lbs. it's pretty hard to move around. So far, I'm very pleased with the German craftsmanship and engineering.

The main reason I chose this machine is the built in air cleaning and drying system. Several machine technicians have told me that most problems with pneumatically controlled woodworking equipment are the result of dirt and/or water in the compressed air. The grill at the bottom is the refrigeration unit for removing water from the air. If you look closely, you can see the very small twin vane pump at the center of the machine. That's all it takes to produce 21 cfm at 125 psi. The small tank at the left is the oil separation unit.






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Old 08-11-2009, 03:48 PM
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I drove down and picked up my new compressor yesterday. It's not so big, but at 600 lbs. it's pretty hard to move around. So far, I'm very pleased with the German craftsmanship and engineering.
Ooooo ... nice. If I had one of those my daughter would want to play with the "hissy" all day long. I can't seem to keep a full can of compressed air in the house since she learned its an entertaining toy.

John, I'm going to stand behind my earlier statement about your new shop being a former "small" aircraft hangar. It might be a skewed perspective from the garage smaller workshop contingent.
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Ooooo ... nice. If I had one of those my daughter would want to play with the "hissy" all day long. I can't seem to keep a full can of compressed air in the house since she learned its an entertaining toy.

John, I'm going to stand behind my earlier statement about your new shop being a former "small" aircraft hangar. It might be a skewed perspective from the garage smaller workshop contingent.
There just might be a (another) good reason why this piece of equipment was photographed outside...
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:23 PM
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There just might be a (another) good reason why this piece of equipment was photographed outside...
Two reasons, Michael, the light was better outside, and there's just no room inside. Right now, the compressor and the dust collector are really hogging up the floor space. Once they're installed upstairs things will open up.

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Nice, John. And don't worry - you'll get there. And when you do, we're all going to be sooooo jealous! I wish I had your fortitude for doing it right. Very admirable.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:26 AM
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John,

That thing sure is sweet... Maybe you can run a pipeline over to my house and I can just buy air from you. It sure is a beaut and makes my $600 piece of crap craftsman look really bad. It was only a year old when I had to replace the pump. Congrat's on that baby... You need to setup some mirrors and lighting around it.



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Two reasons, Michael, the light was better outside, and there's just no room inside. Right now, the compressor and the dust collector are really hogging up the floor space. Once they're installed upstairs things will open up.

Sometimes I think I'll never get to where I wanna be.
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Nice! Did you get the smart pipe too? I like the stuff, it looked simple but effective on the TV show that was installing it.
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Very nice! After you've signed up to supply the West coast compressed air users, don't forget us in the East.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:48 PM
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I almost forgot to mention that Kaeser tossed in this pen for FREE.

For me, that's what really sealed the deal.


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Did you get the smart pipe too?
Rob, I haven't bought any smart pipe yet, but that's what I'll use once I get the compressor in place and take measurements.
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