OK, I need a new compressor, this is the next big thing on my list of things to buy.
I have a largish cheap compressor that died a while ago, even thought I put a lot of time and effort into fixing the compressor, the pump part of the unit, it is dead. Now I have a large tank 16 gallon, and the cheap 1 HP motor that came with the compressor. I was wanting to buy a Hitachi Bebicon, they are one of the best compressors made on the planet, IMHO and if I ponied up for a good one of them I'd be done, really done for a very long time, but, they are spendy, like maybe next year I can afford one. But I had an idea, what makes the Hitachi Bebicon so good? The short answer is the actual compressor, the pump, right? This got me thinking (which is always dangerous) if I could buy a good quality compressor pump and put it on my existing tank with existing motor, maybe that would do it? Sure, it will not be a Hitachi Bebicon compressor, but it would be a good quality pump (I don't know if Hitachi sells the pumps as a unit without the tank etc). I was thinking that if I buy one from say Grainer or somewhere and have it shipped over, I might be in business.
Also the task of removing my old compressor and tank from it's perch, as well as disposing of it would be time consuming and costly by itself.
I wonder if there are actual kits that you could buy to just ditch your old dead pump and replace the pump?
Please let me know you thoughts.
Another note, I'm using the heck out of my little jobsite compressor now, at this pace I'm going to kill that poor thing then need to buy another one of those too.....
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