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spike

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air compressors
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:15:01 PM »

hi just started model making  is it worth buying a  new air compresser for my shed or bandsaw for it which would you buy please
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Re: air compressors
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 04:35:40 PM »

Bandsaw,
You don't know if you will continue model making and a bandsaw has more uses.
Even if you keep model making a bandsaw is a very handy tool.


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Re: air compressors
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 05:23:49 PM »

If you are going to use an airbrush a Compressor is handy. If you are going to allso want to use air tools then you need a bigger compressor. You would need to split the out lets 1 with an oiler the other with out. It starts to rack up the cost.
For a band saw. you need to think want you want from it. the clearnce between the blade the part were the other half of the blade travels in is what limtes the size of the jobs you can do. Pay more and you get bigger and better quality.
Both are good tool but you need to think how much you would use them then decide.

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Re: air compressors
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 09:13:30 PM »

Depends if you want to paint the shed or saw it up.  :-))
 
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Re: air compressors
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 12:30:22 PM »

 Hi, You can paint without a compressor but you cannot saw without  a saw. You will use the bandsaw more. More than you will think. One of the most used tools. Nemesis
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