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Old 03-28-2018, 9:06 AM
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Question Is anyone using a cheap chinese compressor?

I am looking into PCP air rifles and the sticking point for me is recharging.
I dive, so I have spare tanks, but I don't want to have to go to a dive shop to refill.

the Omega compressors look nice, but are bucks up and I am not sure I want to invest that much into a new hobby.

does anyone have any experience with the cheaper chinese compressors that only cost a few hundred dollars? Are they a lot louder than the expensive options (I may need to run it indoors)?

i have read some online reviews but would rather trust a calgunner.
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Old 03-28-2018, 9:55 AM
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Default Compressors

People have reported good luck with the Harbor freight compressors for occasional use. Any oil-less compressor will be noisy. The oil lubricated units are quieter but still make a fair amount of noise. You don't want to run either if someone is napping or a baby sleeping in the house.
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The Omega and Air Venturi units are both loud as hell in my opinion. They claim that they're quiet, only 90 dB. About like a blender. Turn on your blender and grind ice for an hour and see how you like it lol

Parts and support would be my main concern with the cheap Chinese units.
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The Omega and Air Venturi units are both loud as hell in my opinion. They claim that they're quiet, only 90 dB. About like a blender. Turn on your blender and grind ice for an hour and see how you like it lol
i was wondering...so thanks.
one review of the omega said it was comparable to a washing machine.
it doesn't sound like this is true.
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I can get my air tanks filled for cheap or free but I won't always be in Southern California (Yes, I intend to escape to Free America) so in that case I've been researching compressors.

I've read widely divergent reviews of the Omega and Air Venturi compressors. I'm considering the Alpha Carette. It appears to have decent reviews and, if maintenance is required, the work seems pretty straight forward. Still, considering the base price and the associated air drying equipment, it is godawful expensive. I'm still educating myself. If I buy one I'll post a review.
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I can get my air tanks filled for cheap or free but I won't always be in Southern California (Yes, I intend to escape to Free America) so in that case I've been researching compressors.

I've read widely divergent reviews of the Omega and Air Venturi compressors. I'm considering the Alpha Carette. It appears to have decent reviews and, if maintenance is required, the work seems pretty straight forward. Still, considering the base price and the associated air drying equipment, it is godawful expensive. I'm still educating myself. If I buy one I'll post a review.
thanks for the input.
now i am thinking about this one, once there are some real life reviews.

https://www.airgundepot.com/air-vent...ompressor.html

if i end up choosing a pcp with a large tank, i may go this way.

the FX verminator extreme looks awesome. i always fall in love with the expensive stuff.
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I can get my air tanks filled for cheap or free but I won't always be in Southern California (Yes, I intend to escape to Free America) so in that case I've been researching compressors.

I've read widely divergent reviews of the Omega and Air Venturi compressors. I'm considering the Alpha Carette. It appears to have decent reviews and, if maintenance is required, the work seems pretty straight forward. Still, considering the base price and the associated air drying equipment, it is godawful expensive. I'm still educating myself. If I buy one I'll post a review.
The Alpha Carette is an awesome compressor but shipping and sales tax are a deal killer for now. If (I should say when) I get an air hogging big bore pcp it will become a necessity. It's actually indoor quiet too.
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I have a Shoebox Freedom compressor to boost the output of my DeWalt oil-less compressor. Filled my 97 cu. ft. bottle a couple times. Boosting the bottle from 3,000 to 4,500 psi takes about 1.5-2 hours. I didn't put a watch on it as the auto-shutoff switch prevents overcharging.

Since the setup lives in my garage, no noise issues in the house. The DW is louder than the Shoebox anyway. It's important to use a dehumidifier filter to prevent any water in your bottle.
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