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An 80 gallon, 2 stage, 5hp compressor popped up for sale locally. It’s a k7580v2 model with 15.2 cfm at 175psi. Asking price is $550. What’s y’all’s thoughts? Worth checking it out?

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It looks good from what I see in the cloudy photo.Cast iron 2 stage? 80 gallon is a good deal. Price is right.
 

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Good price. They're about the same as any other China import compressor. You win some, you lose some. It's a gamble even brand new.
 

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Check the motor power requirements. You want 230 V single phase to wire into a residence. Looks new and for that price it’s a bargain! Same as what I use and I have never run out of air.
 

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Are you able to hear/see it run??? That would be a deciding factor for me.
I’ll have to see if the seller can hook it up to see if it runs.
Check the motor power requirements. You want 230 V single phase to wire into a residence. Looks new and for that price it’s a bargain! Same as what I use and I have never run out of air.
This photo shows what looks like a coating of oil/dust on the top of the tank so guessing it’s been used a fair amount.

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An 80 gallon, 2 stage, 5hp compressor popped up for sale locally. It’s a k7580v2 model with 15.2 cfm at 175psi. Asking price is $550. What’s y’all’s thoughts? Worth checking it out?

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Heads up for you if it isn't a 220 or 230 volt motor then it isn't 5hp.

Based on the CFM and PSI you listed I suspect it is a true 5hp model.
 

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You might even be able to sand blast a little with 15 CFM, but I doubt it's 15 CFM at 175 psi. 15 at 90, maybe.

...and you forgot "backlit" in addition to "blurry".
 

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Well, unfortunately the compressor is pending sale. He’s holding it until Monday for someone. I’ll check back with him Monday and see if the other guy flaked out.
 

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I have the 60 gallon Kobalt. Works good, they are actually made by Cambell Hausfeld. If you look on the compressor it should have their logo on it.
 

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Check the tank for rust and that they drained it regularly. One of mine finally rusted through after 30 years. Another one I have you can hear the rust rattling around inside. Might also look at the date on the tank to see how old it it. Tanks by themselves are expensive.
 

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My Kobalt is a little 30 gallon 2 cylinder cast iron inline pump, 5HP 115V and I've had it a few years now. Works like a charm. Still made in China, but it's been a goodun so far.
 

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Heads up for you if it isn't a 220 or 230 volt motor then it isn't 5hp.

Based on the CFM and PSI you listed I suspect it is a true 5hp model.
They rate them differently now. It's probably rated in "Running HP" which is somehow different and higher than actual rated HP.
 

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Messaged the guy last night and no big surprise, the guy he was holding it for never showed. I’m gonna go look at it sometime this weekend.
 

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A comparable compressor of that size now runs in the $1300-$1500 range, so if can buy it for $500 I don't see how you can go wrong.

I finally had to rebuild my 30-year old oil less compressor I had bought new a few weeks back. Cost me $22 for a kit from Amazon and now it's

working perfectly again. I think you have a bargin there.

Tom
 
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