Hi, first post...with a question:
I'm looking to upsize my current compressor. It's an old Mech Power 4gallon twin tank. It runs 4.6cfm @ 90psi. It takes care of most of my uses but its just too heavy to carry and it's pretty old and LOUD.
Besides regular home DIY stuff, I also do remodel jobs for myself, family, and friends. Portability is important as well as the footprint in my workshop, where space is at a premium. Occasionally I'll have to do some drywall texture. I don't do any automotive work, but I would like to be able to run maybe a cut off tool occasionally.
So... I have this job coming up finishing out a floored second story at my wife's therapy clinic. I've got to frame and finish about 10 small clinic rooms. I'm looking at these 2 compressors in my price range ($350) and would appreciate any thoughts.
Husky c303h 30 gallon - 175psi max / 1.7hp / [email protected]
Dewalt d55168 15 gallon - 225psi max / 1.6hp / [email protected]
/ $340 (on sale)
I always thought Dewalt would be better than Husky but that Dewalt has a few poor reviews. As far as tank size, do my needs require a 30 gallon tank? And if my calculations are correct, the 15g Dewalt with that max psi, the cubic feet of air is equivalent to about a 19g tank at the same max psi of the Husky.