My current air compressor is in need of replacement. Its a Cambell hausfeld at least 10 years old and has given me good service but last year I had to rebuild the piston and cylinder, I broke the purge valve off the tank, the points are sticking and the release valve wont release. I know these things are fixable but Im just ready for a new one. It a 2.5hp with a 20 gal tank if I remember correctly.
My question is, Ive been looking around and my needs have changed a little. While the one I have is "portable" its still pretty heavy to roll around and load in a vehicle. Im finding that I may want something more portable like a pancake compressor or a stack compressor.
Ive used the compressor mainly for garage use, working on vehicles and some metal fabbing and so forth but Im going to be doing more home improvement type stuff in the future but I would still like the option of using my garage tools with it.
Do you think one of these smaller contractor grade compressors would be sufficient for garage use? I run a cutoff wheel, 1/2 impact, air ratchet and a ciphon blaster.