After many months of trying to carve a block of Italian Marble by hand, I had enough. My repetitive shoulder injury starting hurting again cause of all the hammering work. I decided it was time to start using pneumatics again. I have not used air tools since the late 90's when I lived and worked in Central Vermont. I have been carving alabaster by hand for almost a decade!
I did a lot of research on compressors and decided to go with Sears 'Craftsman' model for a couple of reasons. One is that Sears is very close by to me and two they have a great return policy. A few weeks ago I bought a 33 gallon 150 psi (pounds per square inch) oil-less model. I liked this one cause I could just plug it into a 120 V wall plug and not have to get an electrician to wire a 240 V.
The very next morning after getting up I needed to find a solution. I just realized I had to return the compressor and get something quieter. I did some more homework online about compressors and on the Sears website. For a little more money I decided to go with a smaller 27 gallon 150 PSI black Craftsman Professional compressor on wheels. I took the red one back with the great 'Craftsman' return policy and got the little black one. One thing to note about this compressor I learned is that it needs a special kind of Oil Sears does not sell. I ordered it from Loews online. I ran the unit for awhile then flushed all the existing oil that came out black. Apparently this is common in these compressors at the beginning. I added new clear oil to it and will drain it once more to make sure all the black is out!