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Sanborn belt drive 20 gal air compressor $299-11% store credit=$266.11, 60 gal $399-11% store credit $355.11. 11% store credit rebate

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These are very good prices for a belt drive, oil lubed air compressors. The smaller compressor is a robust 120 volt model. These are both overkill for basic home use and target advanced hobbyists or prosumer work.

NOTE: Prices include an 11% rebate that's actually a Menards credit, not cash back. Both prices are good even without the store credit rebate.


20 gallon
https://www.menards.com/main/tool...245&ipos=7
$266.11
155 max PSI
6.3 CFM at 40 PSI
5.5 CFM at 90 PSI
120/240 voltage
20-gal. tank
Never-flat tires for maximum durability
Oil-lubricated cast iron pump
Dual-voltage motor is wired for standard 120V outlet and can be converted for 240V application
Equipped with quick-set regulator, tank and working pressure gauges, quick connect air outlet, and on/off switch
2-year limited warranty

PICTURE: https://hw.menardc.com/main/items...072400.jpg

60 gallon
https://www.menards.com/main/tool...245&ipos=6
$355.11
155 max PSI
13.4 CFM at 40 PSI
11.5 CFM at 90 PSI
240V
Large-capacity, 60-gal. ASME air receiver provides more air for longer run times on air tools
Pump features a 1-pc cast iron crankcase and a thermally stable cast iron cylinder body
Shipped with synthetic oil for optimum performance and long life
2-year limited warranty

Picture:https://hw.menardc.com/main/items...072404.jpg
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It would be helpful if those who vote down would offer some rational. Both of these prices are very good for the types of compressors in question.
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I didn't vote up or down, but you should never include a store credit as the cost. It should read "$299.99 with $32.89 as Menard's Store Credit."

Like with a VISA pre-paid card as part of a promo, you never list the cost as "actual cost - pre-paid card." You list "the actual price + a visa card."
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I didn't vote up or down, but you should never include a store credit as the cost. It should read "$299.99 with $32.89 as Menard's Store Credit."

Like with a VISA pre-paid card as part of a promo, you never list the cost as "actual cost - pre-paid card." You list "the actual price + a visa card."
Changed title to reflect your suggestion. I wish the "other" voters would have said why. It's helpful both for me at the OP and for other people to understand why this is or isn't a good deal.
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I hear you. In the boat for a portable air compressor, but these are too large for me. I know neither the brand nor pricing to safely provide an appropriate thumbs up or down.

I think that just goes the way people are both in life and on SD. Sometimes you have to wade through the banter to find appropriate valuable information in a thread. Sometimes you just shake your head at the state of the world and wonder how people act the way they do.
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Yeah, these are not good if you want portable. Sanborn is a long time brand. They used to make the better Sears compressors. I think they were purchased by Coleman a while back. I think they also sold compressors under the BlackMax name. I would say they are equal to Campbell Hausfeld. They would generally be the best of the stuff sold at places like Home Depot or Lowes but they generally aren't as good as the industrial brands like Champion and Ingersol Rand. For most home users these range from overkill to WAY overkill. For light duty work the California Air Tools compressors are nice just because they are quiet. However, the ones under $200 are useless if you want to even intermittently run a cutoff wheel.

Anyway, I've messed with enough compressors in the low end range to have a feel for what they can and can't do. These are definitely good values for what they are but I'm sure for many users they will either be over or under kill.
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Menards also has some good prices on contractor/roofing type compressors
Emglo 4 gallon, 4CFM@90psi twin tank for $200, $177 after the 11% store credit
https://www.menards.com/main/tool...62&ipos=11



A similar Hitachi, 4gallon, 3CFM@90, $134, $119 after rebate.
https://www.menards.com/main/tool...62&ipos=11

The Emglo is a great unit (also sold as a DeWalt D55153, Google shows it at $233 and up). Not as sure about the Hitachi.
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The 60gal is same compressor as my older Kobalt shop compressor. Does an excellent job but cfm is a little low for air powered da sander and large bead blast cabinets.
It is a great home shop compressor, very reliable so long as you don't use a da continuously, parts are easy to get, and if you through bolt it to floor on rubber mounts it is actually fairly quiet for a large compressor.
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Just picked the 20 gallon model up after my old hausfield 30 gallon oil less stopped building pressure. My use is plasma cutting running off a generator. Its much quieter and runs cooler than the oil less one I had. Manual states the break in is just running it for 30 minutes with the tank open with nothing mentioned about changing the oil but I'll probably still do that after a day of use. All in all a great little compressor so far.
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