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Fini Biscout Air Compressor Revisited

Tool: Fini Biscout Air Compressor – Revisited

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I’ve already added my Fini Biscout Air Compressor to Toolboxblog.com. In that listing, I praised this  little compressor for running 20 years with no maintenance. A seeming anomaly in the modern world of motorized tools.

A year after I left my little compressor outside for the moth of January, I decided to restore it only to find it works perfectly… now 23 years ~ no maintenance~!!!

Hurricane Sandy split a large tree, half of which fell on that fateful October. The other half waited until 21 December, 2012 before it crushed a portion of my neighbor’s house. I used my trustworthy Fini Biscout to help reassemble the house in time for Santa’s visit. Job well done but.. cut huge tree out of bedroom and rebuild 25% of a house in two days must have frazzled my brain because I left my Fini Biscout compressor on that job site. …from 24 Dec… until I found it a moon later.. through many snow and rain storms. It was dead. Continue reading Fini Biscout Air Compressor Revisited

Husky Air Scout – 1.5 gallon Air Compressor

Tool: Husky Air Scout – 1.5 gallon Air Compressor
Date of Service: December 2008

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A 1 HP, 8 Amp compressor with a 1.5 gallon tank delivering maximum 135psi the Husky Air is admittedly not the quality of tool I put to the test at work. I left my Fini compressor on a jobsite and wanted to pin nail a weekend project together. I picked up the sub-$100 Husky Air Scout for my ‘homeowner’ tasks and, for what it’s worth, I like it.

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Fini Biscout Air Compressor

Tool: Fini Biscout Air Compressor
Date of Service: 1992

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The most important quality of my Italian-made Fini Biscout Air Compressor is the fact that it’s been in service for 17 years with no maintenance. I purchased this one in San Francisco in 1992 and I’ve been installing framing, siding and countless trim without a single day of down time. Continue reading Fini Biscout Air Compressor