Air compressor

#21
Interesting stuff, my neighbour (4x4 man) has just been to Lidl’s and come back with an air kit which includes a tyre inflator and a blow gun for the amazing price of £6.99!
I have checked and the connectors fit my compressor. 👍
Machine Mart do various connectors for compressed air if you are stuck.
 


#22
Thanks Wully, yes this kit is Parkside. I would like to get my hands on their Impact Driver when it comes around again, fantastic for checking wheelnuts.
I wouldn’t rely on an impact wrench giving you the correct torque, good for running up nuts to near the required torque and then finish off with a torque wrench. I think the only precise torque tightening devices are used by major vehicle assemblers.
 


#23
Thanks Wully, yes this kit is Parkside. I would like to get my hands on their Impact Driver when it comes around again, fantastic for checking wheelnuts.
I have the Impact Wrench kit from LIDL and IIRC my compressor (similar one to yours) didn't have enough oomph to undo the wheel nuts (the reason I bought the wrench :( ). I did have an air gun for nuts when I had my much bigger compressor and that was great
 


#24
Interesting stuff, my neighbour (4x4 man) has just been to Lidl’s and come back with an air kit which includes a tyre inflator and a blow gun for the amazing price of £6.99!
I have checked and the connectors fit my compressor. 👍
Good Stuff. those connectors are getting the most popular I think. I use that kit and it is very good.
Note that the Nailer that was linked to earlier has a different connector....


Machine Mart do various connectors for compressed air if you are stuck.
Things may have changed, but when I went to Machine Mart to get some connectors they didn't have any of the Full Flow/Euro type .
 


#25
Good Stuff. those connectors are getting the most popular I think. I use that kit and it is very good.
Note that the Nailer that was linked to earlier has a different connector....



Things may have changed, but when I went to Machine Mart to get some connectors they didn't have any of the Full Flow/Euro type .
As you say things may have changed as it is a few years ago since I bought some from MM.
 
#26
I use Lidl or Aldi tools with my compressor, I only used expensive tools in my workshop but for home use it doesn't warrant it, both shops give a 3yr warranty and even I don't have that View attachment 43557
Nice to hear from you Tel, hope you are both ok.
I intend to concentrate on Lidl/Aldi tools as they come out, to build a useful collection of hobby tools, thanks for your I put.
If you can stop Maggi talking for two minutes, give her a kiss from me. 😀
 


#27
I wouldn’t rely on an impact wrench giving you the correct torque, good for running up nuts to near the required torque and then finish off with a torque wrench. I think the only precise torque tightening devices are used by major vehicle assemblers.
Ok thanks for that, I just thought that all the nuts would have the same torque. Not quite the same thing I know.
 
#28
I was also thinking about getting a compressor at one point but then realised that I already had a very high quality one on the side of my engine, must get around to putting an outlet in one of the air tanks.
 


#29
I was also thinking about getting a compressor at one point but then realised that I already had a very high quality one on the side of my engine, must get around to putting an outlet in one of the air tanks.
Good thinking Mark, but I presume you have to have your engine running when you want to use it?
Actually some trucks have a take off somewhere, to pump your own tyres up. Have a look round the cab area.🤞
 
#31
Good thinking Mark, but I presume you have to have your engine running when you want to use it?
Actually some trucks have a take off somewhere, to pump your own tyres up. Have a look round the cab area.🤞
I suppose so for any extended use but i do have a couple of largish air tanks as the rear suspension is on airbags, but would only take a few minutes to refill the tanks , I'll take a look for a take off but havn't noticed one so far ideally would like a tap on the tank with a quick fit coupling at least then if the coupling leaked at anytime it could be isolated
 


#32
air tanks may need inflating from another compressor to operate brakes if the one on the van goes wrong, so might have a shrader valve on one of them . on my old bus i had to lie down and reach under to connect a pipe to it , but it was worth it
 


#33
On my Volvo unit, there was Schroeder Valve inside the cab, and it came with a length of rubber pipe long enough to top up the tyres.
 
#34
I couldn't agree more about the usual Mickey Mouse 12 volt compressors and of course a mains operated unit makes them look really silly... But sometimes you need something small and reliable that will do the job and of industrial strength. Check these out: https://evpartssale.co.uk/EV_ENOVA_SMITH_EDISON_PUMPS.html

They're not brand new and dearer than a new mains unit but are superb. I use one for inflating tyres when away from home and the same unit to provide a vacuum to lift oil from one tank to another. You have to make up the accessories but as said, they are a proper commercial 12 volt unit.
 
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#36
This one retailed at £79.99 including delivery. Ok I have to buy a couple of extras in order to check my tyres, but at least I can now leave for every trip knowing that tyres are one less thing to worry about. Plus it means that I can keep the engine bay free from dust and leaves etc.
And take up paint spraying
 
#37
I couldn't agree more about the usual Mickey Mouse 12 volt compressors and of course a mains operated unit makes them look really silly... But sometimes you need something small and reliable that will do the job and of industrial strength. Check these out: https://evpartssale.co.uk/EV_ENOVA_SMITH_EDISON_PUMPS.html

They're not brand new and dearer than a new mains unit but are superb. I use one for inflating tyres when away from home and the same unit to provide a vacuum to lift oil from one tank to another. You have to make up the accessories but as said, they are a proper commercial 12 volt unit.
Looks brilliant for carrying around in the van, but very expensive. Thanks for the link. 👍
Careful windy guns over tighten wheel nuts
Thanks for that Baz. I’ll be careful.
 
#38
Hi Rog, you can set the gun torque so that you don't over tighten anything
ps. show Chris post #30 with the photo that frightened me, she will understand :D
 
#40
Using comps in my biz i can tell you that at 9 cfm you aint going to be using many air tools,maybe a air stapple gun or a small good gravity spray gun like a iwata side cup with 1.5 fluid nozel or a parafin gun,forget air wrenches as 20/25 cfm is min,we were using 25 in w/shop to spray using a binks 630 gun.
 


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