Advice needed: Sealey Upright 50L Belt Drive 2hp Oil Free Compressor.

  1. 1Billion Amps Member

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    Hi all,

    I've been thinking of getting an upright compressor, both to save space in my van and for portability, and I recently spotted this one in the SEALEY catalogue -https://www.sealey.co.uk/product/5637197909/compressor-50l-belt-drive-2hp-oil-free

    What are your opinions on this machine? Any other uprights you'd recommend?

    Would replacement parts be readily available?

    I don't know too much about compressors in general, but reading these forums it seems that belt driven is better than direct drive - why is that?

    Is oil free better than oiled - again, if so why is that?

    Looking forward to seeing your feedback, thanks.
     
  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    I bought a direct drive oil free comp from Aldi at least 15 years ago........it gets a fair work out ...with nailers and tyre blow ups...etc.
    not my main comp but just so handy to chuck in the car.........STILL working fine but a bit knocked about now....
    the piston rings will be better materials now than when I bought mine........
    as long as ur not gonna run it for hours on end ...GO for it......
    make sure it has a good cooling air supply tho.......not buried in the van....
     
  3. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Under the plastic cover will be an a typical far eastern compressor. Spares are usually available, on the bay or evil. I recently bough a new bit for my 10 year old aldi job, no issue.
     
  4. gaz_moose Member

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    when I needed parts for my sealey direct drive compressor (cylinder head and reed valves/gaskets. I just got them from machine mart as their compressor was basically the same.
     
  5. 1Billion Amps Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, folks.

    I rang my local SEALEY dealer this afternoon and the price of it from them is €320 inc vat. Taking note of what addjunkie said I will have a look around and see what I find.
     
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