To get started with air tools you don’t need to indulge in a momentous spending spree. If you’re just looking to get into some finish and trim work, Campbell Hausfeld’s bonus kit combo provides a cheap way to go.
At the core of the package are a two-gallon twin-stack air compressor and a 2-in-1 nailer/stapler that’ll handle up to 500 brads or staples in a few 18-gauge sizes. The kit also includes a 25-foot hose and all the assorted accessories that’ll get you going right out of the box. Just charge up the tanks, load the fasteners, and you’re good to go.
It’s a good deal for an all-in-one package, and it helps the true beginner out by supplying all the right gear you may not have known you needed.
Campbell Hausfeld is recalling several compressor models after 11 fires were reported. The recalled compressors pose a fire hazard due to improper motor coverings that can ignite during use. The affected products include certain Campbell Hausfeld and Husky compressors sold between July 2005 and November 2007.
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Sizod writes: “This stick welder from Campbell Hausfeld welds up to 3/8″ mild steel and uses 1/16″, 5/64″, 3/32″, and 1/8″ rod sizes. I bought a gasless wire-feed welder factory reconditioned form these guys a couple of years ago and it works great. I’m tempted to buy this one, too, at such a great price.”
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Olderty submitted this as the top of his Christmas wish list: “I’m currently looking to get an air compressor, and I think I just found it. 3 running HP, quiet (so they say), and a 10.2 SCFM average @ 90 PSI. Sounds perfect for running a DA sander, die grinder, paint gun, etc. for hours — or until the job is done. All for $419.99? Sounds reasonable to me.”
He also asked if any of you Toolmongers might have better suggestions ‘compressor-wise. Ideas?
PS: We’ve got a Husky unit on the test schedule soon, but it might come after Christmas.
Cast Iron Compressor, 3 Running HP, 60 Gal [Campbell Hausfeld]