I'm looking for a small (20-30 gal) garage air compressor. I want to
run small air tools (grinder, maybe sprayer) and a plasma cutter, not
at the same time. I want something quiet and can spend a few bucks to
get a machine with reduced noise.
So far, the candidates are the Ingersoll Rand Garage Mate:
(Model SM-C2023 in the "SM - Portable Wheel Mounted ELECTRIC MOTOR
I like the fact that the IR is vertical, and will eat less floor space,
but I don't get to hear it before I order and am a bit nervous about
shipping damage (top heavy things often don't ship well). Lastly, even
though IR has a great reputation, I wonder if their cheaper machines
are simply rebrands (like so many companies do to fill out their low
I had never heard of Ciasons, but this brand is sold in a local tool
store, so I don't have to order it. The wheelbarrow style is not
preferred, but I can probably make room for it.
Does anyone have any sage advice for this decision?
16 years ago