- Apr 12, 2005
- San Francisco area, CA, USA
- 2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
Yeah, we're going with a quiet one. Unfortuantely, the trade off is that for the same price, you get less capacity. Husky has a 1gal one for $150 and that's already $50 over our initial budget. Milwaukee's cordless compressor is also a quiet one which is what we *really* wanted, but even with the current "battery hack" deal, it's still around $250.We just purchased a California Air Tools compressor and it's about as loud as a power drill. It's 4X the compressor I used to have and 20% of the noise
Follow-up compressor question: are there any tool-type compressors that can also draw a vacuum like what you'd use an air pump for silicone casting in a vacuum chamber? This specific Husky one doesn't, and it doesn't *seem* like many do, because it seems like all of the air-intake is just through a filtered vent and not a hose port. Is my hunch correct?