Upgrading a California Air Tools 10020C Compressor

The California Air Tools 10020 compressor is marketed as a quiet compressor, but as stuff wears out, the compressor gets loud. To improve it, safety couplers replace the originals and the unloader valve is muffled. Empty to full cycle times reduces to 123s from 330s. Sound levels reduce so that…

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Evolution Rage2 vs DeWalt DW872 for cutting aluminum

The Evolution Rage2 and DeWalt DW872 MultiCutter cold cut saws are compared. The DeWalt easily wins the aluminum cutting competition. An aluminum specific replacement blade is available for the Rage2 saw, but given the cost of the blade, one is better off starting with a saw that will work out…

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Abrasive Blasting With Small Air Compressor

Abrasive blasting with a small air compressor is practical with the right equipment and patience to improve the equipment and to finish at a slower rate. As a follow-up to a previous review of a 5CFM quiet air compressor, we look at the Cyclone Manufacturing bench-top blast cabinet, make improvements,…

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