View Full Version : Opinions about a compressor.Quincy now or IR later
10-19-2009, 11:10 PM
I have a chance to buy a Quincy QT5 2 stage its a 2007 it was used in a wood shop. It had a bad bearing and burnt the motor out . Quincy replaceds the whole compressor. The owner had it rebuilt with all Quincy parts and a new Baldor motor . 230 single phase. It doesn't have the dryer option. The tank is 80 gal epoxy coated inside the only thing missing is the belt guard. I can get it for $800 New their about $1700.It can put out 18.5 cfm at over 100psi.
What do you guys think? A new IR 5 hp 60 gal is $900 new. The garage isn't built yet but storing it is no problem.
10-19-2009, 11:12 PM
no question the quincy 2 stage, no brainer
10-19-2009, 11:39 PM
BUY IT !!
What are you waiting for??
10-20-2009, 12:04 AM
Get the quincy, I have an IR 80 gallon 2 stage and it's not that old, hardly and hrs and I just had to replace both the pressure switch and the motor, after some research found out that the motors on the IR's have a tendency to over heat, some have even caught fire(glad mine wasn't one)Leeson brand motors.
11-29-2009, 06:53 PM
Get that compressor! I have one and I have tried to kill it for 10 years, running it 4-5 hours everyday. It's a great compressor for the money.
YES BUY IT! The dryer can be added any time and you can make a belt guard pretty easy. Go for it!
12-04-2009, 11:35 PM
Get Quincy,IR is junk ,cheater compressor
12-05-2009, 10:10 AM
My IR had about 50 hrs on it when the 5hp. motor burnt out. My neighbor had the same thing happen to him with his 7 1/2 hp motor on his IR. Buy the Quincy.
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