Anyone bought one of these scroll air compressors ?

KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,361Senior Contributor
edited October 2018 in OFF TOPIC
Sure looks promising, great output and very quit. Good price as well.
https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-qst-30-60-quiet-scroll-air-compressor.html

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  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 622Member
    Do not have but scroll is latest low capacity technology; a screw compressor is late tech. for higher capacity and is basically two rotary scrolls running together. See them on trailers behind trucks almost exclusively. Almost no maintenance. Generally higher price than recips. Just the quietness would be worth it for me !! Good for a job shop, but excessive for someone as me who does not use as much hobby air as I used to. Like my new Miller wire welder w/argon that I have had for 15 years and haven't used yet !!!!
    Love Eastwood stuff.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,651Senior Contributor
    All of Eastwood's stuff is manufactured elsewhere and rebranded.....The scroll compressor, at least the components thereof, are manufactured in China.
  • Lklemm1Lklemm1 Posts: 62Member
    Folks I want to be perfectly honest, I actually work for Eastwood at the retail store in Alsip IL and I might be a "Little" biased but the Scroll Compressor is amazing. It is incredibly quiet, energy efficient and powerful. We actually have one on display here at the store and it is about as loud as my AC unit outside of the house. It generates 12 CFM at 90 PSI which is better than most 60 gallon compressors. It has a 100% duty cycle with only one moving part and there is no metal on metal contact. The units uses a thin film of oil to seal the stater. If I was replacing my old unit this is the only one I would consider. Vern - 1947 Hudson pickup
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,723Expert Adviser
    The original post was Not About Where products are made; but a request for a user of the product to step up and give a review!
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,651Senior Contributor
    As cheap as most HETer's are, it's unlikely one of us has bought one of these. But this will probably help more than any input from this forum; https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374376
  • JasonNCJasonNC Posts: 869Expert Adviser
    Cheap?! I like thrifty better....
  • KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,361Senior Contributor
    edited October 2018
    There are no US made scroll compressors available that I am aware of that can compete with the quality, size and price of the Eastwood unit. I bought a new compressor several years ago, a 21cfm unit. I have a pot blaster, cabinet blaster, various air tools and spray guns. If I needed a new compressor, I would diffinantly get one of these as I think it would handle everything except the pot blaster. Not sure about that. Most of the times a smaller compressor would actually be better and less costly to run.
  • RL ChiltonRL Chilton Posts: 5,126Administrator, Moderator
    Can't comment on this particular compressor, but if you are interested in buying one, the time is now. Tariffs start first of the year at 10%, but if this next round of voting goes through (hope it does), I understand the tariffs will be 25%. Means current pricing will go up dramatically.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,651Senior Contributor
    Yes, maybe that will encourage corporations to bring manufacturing back to the USA instead of sending money to an increasingly strident and dangerous Communist China.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,651Senior Contributor
    We should have learned our lesson from our building a rod for our own backs in the 1930's trading so much steel and aluminum with an Imperial Japan intent on expanding it's so called "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" Nowadays it's modern counterpart is China's aggressive push in the region.....funded by US consumers addicted to cheap Chinese products. Having so much of one's manufacturing tied up in a country that is headed to a political and likely a military showdown with us is not smart.
  • Ken U-TxKen U-Tx Posts: 3,651Senior Contributor
    Ken C and Roy the original post is posted under "OFF TOPIC" so as long as nothing is offensive in the sense of being vulgar, violent, etc....it fits under the rules for this section of the forum .
    OFF TOPIC
    Chew the Fat, Shoot the Breeze, Off-Topic, Air it Out....This is the Spot.
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,723Expert Adviser
    Keep the digital airwaves full of BS Ken.  
  • PaulButlerPaulButler Posts: 838Administrator
    Topic closed now gentlemen
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