Quincy QT-54 Air Compressor

I bought this in 2012 to do sandblasting and painting.

This picture was taken after I helped the ConWay trucker wrestle the pallet jack through ice and snow and into the shop. IIRC, the delivery was rated at about 450 pounds, so in this picture I think I was sagging from relief of having it finally in place!

Quincy air compressor delivered!

It’s a Quincy QT-54, rated at 15.7 CFM at 100 PSI, with a 60 gallon tank.

Quincy air compressor specs

I could have bought an air compressor with similar specs from a big-box hardware store for half the Quincy’s price. However, those are made in China and the quality is just not there. I want to buy this just once.

I also like that this air compressor is made in the USA, and it put people to work. I knew my order would be delayed, because it was literally made to fill my order. Here’s the tag showing it was made 8 days before it was delivered.

Quincy air compressor mfg date

To date, I have not bolted the air compressor into the floor, as I settle into the garage and figure out where things should be. Instead I made a pad for it (good enough until “the big one” hits, I suppose). I used a hydraulic hose to give some flex between the compressor and the hard lines.

Hard lines

The hard lines are 34” copper (type L) with several drains, and a Milton air filter and regulator. After the regulator, the copper steps down to 12”. The vertical line headed up is currently capped off, but is there if I someday want to install a loop with drops elsewhere in the shop. On the down leg, there are 14”, 38”, and 12” couplers just to give myself flexibility. But in reality, 14” is the common size for undemanding tools. 38” is great for more air-hungry tools (in fact, once I upgraded the coupler on my impact from 14” to 38”, it was far more aggressive). Thus far, I haven’t found a use for the 12” line, but I have no doubt the Quincy could handle it!

Updated October 18, 2014