This compressor is BRAND New (2015). As soon as purchase information becomes available I’ll post it here. For now, here’s a link to the specs on the TS-5 compressor.
BendPak was able to hook me up with one of their prototype air compressors, the 80 gallon TS-5.
**Note** many of the issues I pointed out in the video have been addressed and corrected. As I mentioned the unit that I have was a prototype. BendPak took my feedback and used it to correct those issues.
The TS-5 has a 5hp electric motor and a cast iron 2 stage pump. It fills from empty in just over 6min. It’s one bad mamajamma. My 25 gallon did well for a time, but now that I’m in the new shop, it was time to upgrade to a ‘big boy’ system. Between the new compressor, and the 3/4″ black iron pipe and fittings my land lord gave me, I’ll never want for compressed air again. Sure, the compressor kicks on when I use my air tools, but the pressure never drops and my air tools are working better than ever as a result. Strangely, it’s also quieter than my old 25 gallon unit.
I didn’t run a chiller/dryer on this system and I’m sure that some of you will have issue with that. However, I haven’t had ANY issues with moisture in the lines. In fact, my moisture traps have never had any water in them. I drain the tank every evening and that seems to be sufficient.
Pipe repair video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/exclusive-videos/73-exclusive-videos/1286-etcg-s-air-system-repair-with-a-lesson-in-pipe-fitting-exclusive-video
Here’s a list of accessories.
WSA-100 (Electric and compressed air station): http://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/accessories/wsa-100.aspx
Vibration pads: http://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/accessories/anti-vibration-pads.aspx
Tire Inflator: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/astro-pneumatic-3081-dial-tire-inflator#oid=1002_1
Air hose: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/good-year-46565-1-2-x-50-yellow-air-hose#oid=1002_1
The oil I used
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Compressor repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zz9SKSHxFg
ETCG’s Old compressor and air tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EvLuIWalI
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Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems
Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues
Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car
Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibrations
Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems
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