Well, not a NEW tool but I don't know where else to post this.
My air compressor is failing. Today it started popping its dedicated breaker. The breaker is new and the wire size is ample. The compressor was very well used when I first got it, maybe 20 years ago. I have rebuilt it once, about 8 years ago. Needed new reeds and general cleaning. It is an oil model. Can't GIVE me an oil less model. It is also the size of which is very difficult to find in an oil model. Complicated by the fact I do not want, nor need, a behemoth of a machine. The tank appears to be fine, I keep it drained but then it has always lived in a very dry climate. That helps.
So. Choices. Replace the compressor head only? Might be doable from McMaster Carr or Enco, Try to find another model like it? Been watching CL for years. No joy. A new one has been illusive as well.
Another complication is that I will be reducing my shop drastically in the near future. Some tools will be on the sale block. But I cannot imagine life without an air compressor. So size is an issue, and the old one is the right size.
So tell me what else I should be considering.