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Rolair JC10, or Makita Mac700 compressor?10/4
I am looking to get a new compressor for installing trim and once in a great while flooring.
Right now I have a Maxus little hot dog compressor, 20lbs or so, like the Senco. I use this for putting up a little trim on built ins that I build. This unit is too small for trimming out a house.
I would like something larger so when I run a 15 gauge finish gun, it doesnt have to run after just a couple of shots.
I have been eyeing both the Makita 700 and the Rolair JC10, and not sure which way I want to go. I realize the Makita is not oilless, and is heavier and taller, but that doesnt rule it out.
Both machines seems to be relatively quiet, I used to have a Porter Cable pancake and I hated how noisy that was.
Just looking for input, if anyone has experience with either of the units I am thinking of, I appreciate their feedback.
Marc,i just got the rol-air jc10 compressor.I upgraded from the little Senco.I am very please with it.The recovery is very fast.The jc10 is very quite,but it is bigger and heavier than the Senco.It will keep up with a 15g nailer,but i don't think i would invest into the jc10 to trim houses.I think it will keep on running too long.It's only 2.3 gallons.I would look at something more heavy duty cycle,maybe like the Makita.Try to do more research on this.
Try the Renegade compressor made by Thomas air, you'll never buy another one . There is nothing wrong with PC, had 2 small porter cable compressors that lasted more than 10 years.
I think that small Rolair might be too small for everyday trim work. I use a larger Rolair compressor, a 1 1/2hp unit that I've had for years. Most of the guys on our crew use Rolair compressors because they're quiet, much quieter than any others we've seen (heard). Plus, the 1 1/2 hp. compressors will run on a 100 ft. cord without popping breakers. Be sure you don't buy a 2hp compressor for that reason! I think the 1500HS3 would be the way to go--max. cfm, minimum weight (43lbs), and 1 1/2 hp. They're pretty compact, too, easy to store in a truck.