Submitted:Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 11:20
BluePrint Industries Pty Ltd replied:
Yes we often see people who think that because have a bigger V8 or tougher 4x4 they don't need to let tyres down, but all they do is cut the tracks up for everyone else.
With regards to compressor similarities, yes they do look similar, however at the moment ours has an larger aluminiun heat sink, which has the vertical fins, and all the others that I have seen on the market have the horizontal fins around the cylinder, which which is just a plastic shroud. We have a proper heatsink to help keep the cylinder cooler and provide a longer run time. We also carry and supply spares for ours, everything from on/off switches through to pistons and heads if you ever need them.
Don't get me wrong, the ones that look siimilar obviously pump a similar amount of air, however I know the standard ours are made to and the quality of the components, including metal crank and piston, quality sealed bearings on the piston and motor. Whats inside of other brands I don't know.
When the common comressors where the old 40mm 72 & 150l/PM units we saw and repaired many generic looking units that were not ours, that would pump up 4 or 6 tyres without cutting out from over heat, and although the sticker on them said thermal protection /cutout installed, when we stripped them down to reair them the was only the simple on/off switch no cutout, no relay. The problem with this is that the compressor head gets so hot that the reed valves fail prematurely, which tends to when you need it most 600K's from nowhere or coming off the beach at 2 in the morning.
Regardless of what brand compressor you buy, when your spending two or three hundred dollars or more on an item personally I thnk you should be able to buy spares for them from the supplier.
Thanks again for the feedback.
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