I'm looking for a small compressor to supply air for the vacuum hold-down accessory I purchased from Axiom. My Bostich pancake compressor is too loud and just not suited for this application. The other approach could be a small vacuum pump. Anybody have any ideas?
Seen elsewhere...these little vacuum pumps all seem to throw out oil mist. You might want to put it inside of one of those rectangular buckets with the yellow lid that they sell at Costco, Lowe's, & Home Depot. Don't seal it up tight, you need some cooling going on.
I think he's looking for a compressor for the venturi vacuum pucks.
I've seen some silent ones on Amazon Silent compressors but have no experience with any of them.
Yeah, I got that, but he also mentioned vacuum pumps. Those are generally pretty quiet and ought to work ...with the following caveat: They aren't really made to run and run and run and run...more like 30 minutes at a time while drawing a vacuum in a refrigeration loop. They do get hot, and they do throw off oil.
My preference would be more toward a small compressor with something like that 4.5 gallon tank that would cycle on and off and produce the (relatively minimal) cfm required by the venturi...provided that it truly IS quiet.
Mine will be run off of a huge compressor that produces high pressure and stores a lot of air at that pressure, meaning that it will come on now and then when it has bled off enough to trigger a startup. Also remotely located in a soundproof closet vented to the outdoors. It has significant other shop applications as well.