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Offline yoonbokim

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Air compressor and chiller
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:05:48 PM »
Hey guys~

I am about to purchase my first automatic; decided to go with the workhorse sabre 8/6 with the plug n go flash.

I need to purchase a air compressor and a chiller so that I can run my sabre. Workhorse sells them but I'm looking to purchase elsewhere to reduce the cost because so much money was already spent on the machine and other equipment.

Anybody have some advice? suggestions? tips? on where to get one to match my sabre automatic?

The details of the air compressor and chiller that workhorse would sell me to match the sabre would be:

air compressor:
- 3 1/2 horsepower
- 12.5 cfm
- needs to beat the price of: $795.00 (this is the price workhorse offered that i am trying to beat)

air dryer/chiller:
- at least 12.5 cfm to match the air compressor's cfm (was told by the sales rep; can be greater than 12.5 but not lower than 12.5 cfm)
- needs to beat the price of: $880.00 (this is the price workhorse offered that i am trying to beat)

advice/suggestions/tips of buying an air compressor and chiller based on the information above ^

ALSO
- Do I need a two stage air compressor for a workhorse sabre 8/6? Or would a single stage air compressor suffice?

Thanks guys!
Kevin
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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 04:34:12 PM »
get a screw, buy a good one. piston are loud. air drops are handy throughout the shop, remember that when you're plumbing it up. We have them all over the place, helps clear lint out of fans and cools you off with a squirt up the shirt once in a while....
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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 04:43:43 PM »
get a screw, buy a good one. piston are loud. air drops are handy throughout the shop, remember that when you're plumbing it up. We have them all over the place, helps clear lint out of fans and cools you off with a squirt up the shirt once in a while....

Thanks for the info Homer!
By "get a screw" you mean get a "Rotary Screw Air Compressor"?

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 04:58:21 PM »
yessir....in fact, mine just took a dump and needs a new chiller compressor, so thankfully I have another one inline for back-up.......so buy 2 ;D
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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 09:34:49 PM »
Get a Kaeser screw compressor if you can and never look back. Maintenance once a year and that's it. I'm serious.

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 12:14:15 AM »
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SELLING TEE SHIRTS TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT THEM, SPORTING DESIGNS THEY DON'T LIKE AND PAYING FOR WITH MONEY THEY DON'T HAVE

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:51:00 AM »
The compressor we got from workhorse to run our 8/10 was $800. Getting a $5000 screw isn't going to save you money and this press sips air. Our compressor kicks on maybe every 5 to 10 minutes when we are running at 60 dozen an hour.

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 08:30:23 AM »
We had a 30 year old Dayton (Grainger) with a 50 Gallon tank, I forget the HP, that ran for over 20 years with no issue other than draining it every couple of weeks. Found a used cooler on Craigslist, and it's still running with our other compressor, a Quincy that came with an old Gauntlet S '94 about 20 years ago, almost brand new, not even any heat marks on the manifold pipe. We ran them to alternate. The point is, you can find one pretty cheap...

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 08:35:00 AM »
If you are looking new might try:
aircompressorsdirect.com
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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 09:14:18 AM »
Get a Kaeser screw compressor if you can and never look back. Maintenance once a year and that's it. I'm serious.

We went with atlas copco, but yeah, it stays on 24/7. super quiet, and no fuss.
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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 09:49:27 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback guys!

Any advice on which/where to buy a chiller?
I also attached the specs needed for the air compressor and chiller to match my workhorse sabre 8/6. Maybe it can help the advice.


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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 10:12:39 AM »
buy bigger than the specs call for, you'll need it for your next press when you upgrade in a few years...
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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 10:17:48 AM »
Also, if you buy larger, it runs less and taxes it less overall.  You'll also love being able to use air tools around the shop.  Speaking of which, I need a new impact gun.

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 04:12:43 PM »
ALSO:
- Do I need a two stage air compressor for a workhorse sabre 8/6? Or would a single stage air compressor suffice?
- and trying to beat workhorses offered prices of:
* air compressor: $795.00
* air dryer: $880.00

Thanks guys!
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 04:53:27 PM by yoonbokim »

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Re: Air compressor and chiller
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 11:02:19 PM »
Oh my heavens that is super cheap. Wow.