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Old 2011-05-09, 17:58   #11
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I got one of these a couple months ago
http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...ter-47077.html
but everytime I touch it to metal it slows down to a crawl and then to a complete stop in about three seconds. Any advice? I've tried upping the psi but that doesn't help at all. That's why I'm looking for an alternative but if I can get that to work.
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I have one like that and it does the same thing. I decided to just get a new one.
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By new one do you mean that you bought the same one? or another brand?
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I got one of these a couple months ago
http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...ter-47077.html
but everytime I touch it to metal it slows down to a crawl and then to a complete stop in about three seconds. Any advice? I've tried upping the psi but that doesn't help at all. That's why I'm looking for an alternative but if I can get that to work.
Those take a lot of cfm to run, how big is your compressor ?
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Don't forget to oil your tools!! A little oil goes a long way, if you don't they'll rust up inside.
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I bought a different brand. The compressor I am using is more than sufficient. I have used some that are airhogs, but this one I borrowed and it didn't even want to spin, so I oiled it and nothing, spins a few rpm's and locks down. The old IR angle one I used professionally for 15+ yrs before the head finally fell off, so I bought an IR to replace the el cheapo.
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Old 2011-05-11, 14:27   #17
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Looked into buying an IR cut-off tool, gonna order one soon. Inectedmav you mentioned spot sand-blasting earlier. I have a sand blaster but what abrasive should I use in it?
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