Portable Air Compressor – Dust Out Your PC In Style : )

  • These lists quickly set my bearings on what’s out there in my low end interest bracket:
    <table><tbody>       <tr>         <td><a href="http://www.bostitch.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=BOS_COMPRESSORS&amp;TYPE=PRODUCT&amp;PARTNUMBER=CAP1516&amp;SDesc=Trim+Air+1.5+Peak+HP+Oil-Free+Contractor+Compressor" target="_blank"><img style="border-right-width: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="00919224000" border="0" alt="00919224000" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XlySlDLkdOc/S1HIP2OFCxI/AAAAAAAAErk/kZPLR3w6v0U/00919224000%5B2%5D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="299" height="331" /></a> </td>          <td>I found the Bostitch Model# CAP1516 to be an obvious choice based on features, price &amp; ratings             <ul>             <li>+ it gets consistently good reviews </li>              <li>+ excellent price: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bostitch-CAP1516-2-Horsepower-1-6-Gallon-CAmper-Shaped/dp/B0009OAKIY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=hi&amp;qid=1263503619&amp;sr=8-1" target="_blank">$80 street</a> </li>              <li>+ low end weight as far as these buggers go: 20lbs </li>              <li>+ good air flow @ good psi: 1.8 CFM @ 90 PSI (6.2) bar which is plenty to blast your components with … it actually maxes at 120 PSI (8 bar) </li>              <li>+ i like the protection the hood provides which is fairly unique if you look around </li>              <li>+ the built in gauge and regulator are nice </li>              <li>- no accessories included – however the 1/4” quick release is VERY standard and easily accessorized… and we don’t lose any extra cost on junky accessories </li>              <li>-&#160; challenging to mount water trap – unfortunately the protective hood wraps around the outie such that we can’t hang a typical trap right there (see trap photo below)… i am going to make due with mounting mine on the inside of the hood… there is a 1/4” threaded junction point with decent room to hang something right next to the air tank… the trap will take a while to fill up, you’ll know when it’s time when you see the water and the hood is easily removed… with a little work I might even widen a potential access hole on the undercarriage. </li>           </ul>         </td>       </tr>     </tbody></table> </li>  <li>Recommended accessories:    <ul>     <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00066141C/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&amp;m=A16WXXJJ7WJVS0&amp;v=glance" target="_blank">Hose</a> - $13 </li>      <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009KN9PE/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&amp;m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;v=glance" target="_blank">Attachments &amp; Fittings</a> - $28 </li>      <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000IKM09G/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&amp;m=A2YLYLTN75J8LR&amp;v=glance" target="_blank">Water Trap</a> - $20         <ul>         <li>ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF YOU PLAN ON HOSING DOWN DELICATE ELECTRONICS … it’s a well known fact that compressing air also compresses the humidity in the air … this ultimately results in spraying a fine mist of water all over your subject if not otherwise accounted for… honestly a little bit probably wouldn’t kill something immediately but it’s jut not the kind of thing you want to be subjecting your precious toys to on a regular basis </li>       </ul>     </li>   </ul>   <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00066141C/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&amp;m=A16WXXJJ7WJVS0&amp;v=glance" target="_blank"><img style="border-right-width: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="41P2JBVEZXL._SL500_AA280_" border="0" alt="41P2JBVEZXL._SL500_AA280_" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XlySlDLkdOc/S1HIWc3IM2I/AAAAAAAAEro/a9Hrib99WRw/41P2JBVEZXL._SL500_AA280_%5B2%5D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244" /></a> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009KN9PE/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&amp;m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;v=glance" target="_blank"><img style="border-right-width: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="51RKJN1S99L._SS500_" border="0" alt="51RKJN1S99L._SS500_" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XlySlDLkdOc/S1HIW8nZ9mI/AAAAAAAAErw/7zfHmym2pBA/51RKJN1S99L._SS500_%5B2%5D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="244" height="244" /></a> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000IKM09G/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&amp;m=A2YLYLTN75J8LR&amp;v=glance" target="_blank"><img style="border-right-width: 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="21aTdJHJfPL._SL500_AA200_" border="0" alt="21aTdJHJfPL._SL500_AA200_" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_XlySlDLkdOc/S1HIXiIAD7I/AAAAAAAAEr0/3CjJkulEpNY/21aTdJHJfPL._SL500_AA200_%5B2%5D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="204" height="204" /></a>                                              </li>  
    
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