New Two Post Lift And Shop Equipment Customer In Bahamas

Who wouldn’t want to have an automotive shop in the Bahamas? As long as there is air conditioning in the garage! We recently sold a laundry list of automotive shop  equipment to a customer in Nassau, in New Providence in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas. This new customer purchased many different pieces of automotive … Continue reading “New Two Post Lift And Shop Equipment Customer In Bahamas”

Auto Shop Equipment Essentials – Part 3

Part 3 This is part 3 of this series. Previous posts dealt with car lifts, tire changers, and floor jacks. This post deals with air compressors. No automotive garage is complete without an Air Compressor of some kind. Most shop owners will spring for a 7.5 HP with an 80 gallon tank. But size should … Continue reading “Auto Shop Equipment Essentials – Part 3”

Sale On CAS Rotary Screw Air Compressors

We carry several different manufacturers when it comes to air compressors. And they’re all great, solid and reliable commercial quality compressors. But when it comes to Rotary Screw Air Compressors, nobody has a greater selection of top quality models to choose from than CAS. CAS (Compressed Air Systems) is one of the premier Air Compressor … Continue reading “Sale On CAS Rotary Screw Air Compressors”

Chicago Pnuematic / BelAire Merger Proceeding

The Chicago Pneumatic / BelAire merger is in it’s final stages. The product line was disclosed at the SEMA show in November with great reception. Chicago Pneumatic, (CP) indicates they will keep on the staff from Atlas / Copco and BelAire, including the service and sales personnel. CP indicated a particular interest in the Quiet Power (QP) line of … Continue reading “Chicago Pnuematic / BelAire Merger Proceeding”

Air Compressor FAQ’s – Part Three

Part 3 of a three part series. DOES IT HAVE A CERTIFIED TANK THAT MEETS ASME STANDARDS? All of our BendPak TRI-MAX™ extreme duty compressors from BendPak feature 80-gallon tanks manufactured by Manchester Tank, the world’s premier manufacturer of pressure vessels, founded in 1946. No matter what Air Compressor you get, make sure it has an ASME … Continue reading “Air Compressor FAQ’s – Part Three”

Air Compressor FAQ’s – Part Two

This is part two of a three part series – WHAT ABOUT MOISTURE? Compressed air gets hot and then cools. When it cools, it creates condensation. The harder your compressor works, the hotter it will get and the more moisture you will have. There are two moisture problems that can cause problems. The first is moisture … Continue reading “Air Compressor FAQ’s – Part Two”

Air Compressor FAQ’s – Part One

HORSE POWER – TRUE OR EXAGERATED? Many air compressor manufacturers “exaggerate” their horsepower ratings to sell more compressors. Industrial compressors like our BendPak TRI-MAX™ Series are rated accurately, which is why you’ll notice the 5 and 7.5 HP motors are noticeably physically larger (nearly 40% larger) than one of those overrated “Chain Store” one. A … Continue reading “Air Compressor FAQ’s – Part One”

New BelAire QP Quiet Air Compressors

Customers are always asking us, “Do you have an air compressor that’s quiet”? Now normally, we would have to steer them toward an expensive Rotary Screw Air Compressor. But not anymore, thanks to the new BelAire Air Compressors QP Series Quiet Reciprocating Compressors. BelAire hit the ball out of the park with this one. an … Continue reading “New BelAire QP Quiet Air Compressors”

Reciprocating vs Rotary Screw Air Compressors

Should you get a reciprocating air compressor or a rotary screw air compressor? This is a common question among shop owners, mechanics and the home DIY crowd. The answer depends on your needs and your budget. The more popular style of compressor is a 2 stage Reciprocating Air Compressor. They are reliable, time-tested and put … Continue reading “Reciprocating vs Rotary Screw Air Compressors”

Air Compressor Options

There are many different types of air compressors on the market these days, as well as many different manufacturers. Given the wide array of choices, your first task is to determine what type of compressor you need for your specific application. Maybe you need a gas powered compressor or electric Air Compressor ? When outfitting a typical auto shop, … Continue reading “Air Compressor Options”