Thomas Compressor – Set up and Features
Profitable Hobbies – Thomas Compressor is a commercial grade, portable compressor specifically designed for those needing to transport their compressor to trade shows or other public events. It is quiet enough to run right under the table, yet powerful enough to deliver enough air pressure for you toughest engraving projects.
The Thomas Compressor is enclosed in a Quiet Box for quiet, safe operation. This enclosure has a built in fan and vents to allow operation with the box closed.
The video below will show you exactly how to set up and operate the compressor.
The dimensions of the Quiet Box are 18″ L x 13″ W x 8″ D. The total weight is 25 lbs.
The decibel level of the compressor, inside the box, with the lid closed is about 73 decibels.
Special Note (not included in the video – sorry) – There is a small silver button you will see on the top of the compressor – it is for bleeding trapped the air from the air hose, if it gets trapped in the hose between the compressor and the regulator. The first sign of this is if you turn the compressor on and it just hummmmmms.
Here is a picture of where the relief valve is located.
If this happens, unplug the compressor and press down on the silver button to release the air. After the air is released, the compressor will start up again when plugged in.
The main cause of this is when the air is turned off at the regulator (either by a two way valve or by turning the knob on the regulator all the way down, before the air has traveled to the handpiece. To avoid this, unplug the compressor and let the handpiece wind down, releasing the air from the hose.