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Single stage vs. 2 stage compressor.

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but, here it goes. I'm looking at a new compressor. It is a Kobalt 60 gallon upright, twin cylinder, single stage for $479. I can step up to a 2 stage compressor but will cost a minimum of $800-$900 and I really don't have that extra money. My question is, will the single stage do what I'm wanting or do I need to step up to the 2 stage? I will mainly be using an impact gun and dye grinder, etc... No sanding o sand blasting. What do you guys think and post any pics. you have. Thanks. Shop Kobalt 60-Gallon Cast Iron Oil Lubricated Air Compressor with Heavy Duty Induction Motor at Lowes.com Anyone know or care to explain the nozzle fitting size? This one has a nozzle fitting size of 1/4" and I have found another on that is 3/4". I'm a and have no clue.

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Well, I went ahead and bought the Kobalt compressor today. It should definately do what I'm wanting. My garage is a mess, so don't pay attention. Spring time job. Here it is.


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Anyone know if this hour meter can be wired up so I can keep track of service intervals on the compressor? I know nothing about home electrical.
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Sorry so late, but yes it would work for your cause
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Was curious how your compressor is working out? I'm looking at getting one for the garage and that looks like a good one.

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Hey Doug your garage is messy.


That compressor should be more than enough to do what he wants.

I run a 1/2 inch impact pretty much non stop in the field with this thing
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My comp is pretty comparable to yours and I paint with it so you should do ok.

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Always buy more compressor than you think you'll ever need. Saves having to upgrade later when you get things like a sandblasting rig.
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