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Quincy 2-HP 20-Gallon (Belt Drive) Cast-Iron Portable Air Compressor

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Model: Q12120PQ
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Application
Consumer Grade Air Compressors
Style
Portable - Horizontal
CFM
7.4
CFM Rated @ 100 PSI
Tank Size
20
Gallons


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Perfect For Commercial Or Do It Yourself Applications
Sturdy reliability that lasts and lasts

Cast Iron Cylinder, Crankshaft, & Valve Plate
Strong & durable single stage compressor

Aluminum Head & Special Fin Design
Helps dissipate heat; keeps compressor running cool
Running cooler lets the unit last longer

Start-Stop Pressure Switch
Automatically starts the compressor when system pressure drops

Develops 8.3 CFM @ 40 PSI; 7.4 CFM @ 100 PSI
Plenty of power to run a wide range of air tools

1/4" Pressure Regulator
100% factory tested at full pressure

Easy To Maintain
Shipped with 40-weight lubricant; easy-access manual drain

1 Year Factory Warranty
Covers defect in materials & workmanship

Quincy "No Bull" Extended Warranty Available
Must include EWK-1 Maintenance Kit at time of purchase
Must register online; see Warranty PDF under Specs tab for info
Motor
Voltage
115 Volt AC
Phase
1-Phase
Magnetic Starter
No
Recommended Breaker
40 Amp Breaker
Engine
HP
2
Pump
CFM
7.4
CFM Rated @
100 PSI
Pump Material
Aluminum w/ Cast Iron Sleeve
Pump Type
Single-Stage
Max PSI
135 PSI
Oil Sight Glass
Yes
After Cooler
No
Pump Drive
Belt Drive
Oil Type
Oil Lubricated
Pump Low Oil Shut-off
No
Tank
Tank Size
20 Gallons
Tank Outlet
1/4 Inch
Electronic Drain Valve
No
Tank Orientation
Horizontal
Overview
Certification
ASME
Weight
155 Pounds
Product Length
35 Inches
Product Width
20 Inches
Product Height
32 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
791326101549
Model
Q12120PQ
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  1 Question
Q: Three questions:

1. Is the Quincy Q12120PQ compressor a reasonable choice for painting with a HVLP-HTE spray gun? Here are the specs for my gun: Air pressure 2 Bar (29 PSI), Air cap pressure (10 PSI), Air inlet 1/4Ē NPS (PS), Fluid inlet M 16x1.5P, Air consumption 6 CFM (283L/min). Are there other compressors you would recommend over this one?I need a portable compressor that will run off 115V current. Could potentially use a gas-powered compressor, but would prefer to use electric.

2. Should I put a filter between the compressor and the gun? If so, what would you recommend?

3. Any tips or recommendations regarding setup?

Many thanks for any advice you can offer.

by Mike Greene from New York on December 31, 2014

A: An air tool requires air flow to work.

Think of a windmill. A slight breeze lacks the power to turn the blades. However, a hurricane-force wind can generate substantial power.

Some air tools consume more air than others. Nailers and staplers require a puff of air. Sandblasters and sanders need massive gusts.

So, you basically want to know how fast the air comes out of the compressor. The air flow is measured in Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM). The greater the flow -- the greater the power.

You simply select an air compressor that exceeds the CFM of your most powerful air tool. If the flow isnít strong enough, the air tool simply wonít perform properly.
We recommend sizing the compressor 1.25-1.5 times the CFM of your tool for continuous operation. If the compressor does not produce enough air volume, CFM, then the pressure will drop.
Reciprocating (Piston) compressors are not designed for continuous or 100% duty cycle. The compressor will cycle off & on if it is sized correctly.
The air line filters we sell are sized by the air delivery, CFM, of the compressor & by the amount of filtration required. The general purpose filters remove contaminants down to 1 micron in size. If additional filtration is needed, then adding a high efficiency filter behind the general purpose filter will remove contaminants to 0.01 micron in size. Here's the link to those filters:
http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/tools/line-filters.html
In general, we recommend placing air line filters & water separators as far from the compressor as possible. This allows the water vapor to cool & form droplets that are more easily filtered out of the compressed air.

by Steve, Product Expert
Quincy Q12120PQ Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (13)
Reliable (9)
High Quality (8)
Easy To Store (6)
Easy To Use (5)
Cons
Expensive (4)
Low Quality (3)
Heavy (3)
none (3)
Packaging (2)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
24 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
234 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3575 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

There are a lot of portable, single stage air compressors out there; we've tried to round up the cream of the crop for you.

Quincy has been around for a very long time, and this compressor has a cast iron cylinder, crankshaft & valve plate for sturdy reliability that lasts and lasts.

This unit is perfect for small shops and devoted home craftspeople; it puts out 7.1 CFM at 100 PSI to operate a wide range of air tools. The lengthwise setup and fully enclosed belt make transport and... more
Steve Recommends This Model
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Leonard L.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/27/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Compressor To Feed Plasma Cutter
Worked right out of the box as advertised.
Leonard Recommends This Quincy Product
Leonard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Positive."
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Meir A.
Chestnut Ridge, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/23/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Overall
Great solid compressor for this size.

A couple of little things I needed to tweak:
- The drain valve leaked a lot of air. I tightened it and it still leaked. I removed it and put on some Teflon tape and that solved the problem.
- The cutout pressure was a bit low so I adjusted it (took 2 min.)
Pros: Reliable, Durable
Meir Recommends This Quincy Product
Meir's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great! Faster than expected shipping. ACD answered my questions before and during the purchase very promptly."
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Joseph L.
Madrid, IA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/23/17
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Air Compressor
I have used the air compressor for about 3 weeks now and love it. I am a professional framer and general contractor.

The air compressor is very quiet and keeps up with running (2) nailers either roofing or sheeting. Only down fall is it is very heavy and acquired to load into the back of my truck. I use a set of ramps to load and off load but it is still tricky.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Joseph Recommends This Quincy Product
Joseph's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The air compressor was damaged then it came the first time, All I had to to is call and it was taken care of, after a couple of follow up calls. Great customer service. Recommended your site to a friend after I purchased the air compressor and we both had great experiences."
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Michael C.
Fort Myers, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/17/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Compressor For The Price
Dollar for dollar this is one great compressor. I highly recommend it!
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Store, Fast, Price
Cons: none
Michael Recommends This Quincy Product
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Neal L.
West Newbury, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Air Compressor For The Money!
I researched high and low and this compressor is quality and American made! It out performs my old compressor and its very quiet when operating.

I can't be more pleased.
Pros: Quiet, Reliable, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: none
Neal Recommends This Quincy Product
Neal's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, great customer support, they reached out to me to help arrange for delivery. The delivery person even hauled the compressor up my gravel driveway and into my shop! Great experience overall, I highly recommend them!"
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Neal L.
West Newbury, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Air Compressor I've Ever Owned!
I've owned many cheaper made compressors over the years but decided I wanted one that will last. I researched all the major brands and talked to many friends, Quincy always was at the top of their recommendations, a big plus is that it's American made.

I bought this model because I didn't need a huge compressor for my small shop. When it arrived I followed the break in instructions and put it through its first jobs, I can't be more pleased with the product!

I'm very pleased, thank you... more
Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Easy To Store, High Quality
Cons: none
Neal Recommends This Quincy Product
Neal's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great price and communication about my delivery, thank you!"
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Thomas M.
Punxsutawney, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/22/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Replaced A 5 Hp Sears
Not large enough to run my impact gun. Have to wait on it to pump air. My old craftsmen was 5 HP direct drive had no trouble. Sears does not make this model any longer.

The quincy CFMs at 90 PSI was close to the old one. I will just have to live with it. Why they don't build them like they use too is beyond me. It seems all they are good for is pumping up tires.
Thomas Recommends This Quincy Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Thomas,
There are several factors to look at when matching a tool to an air compressor. Impact guns are fairly high demand tools as opposed to a low demand tool like a stapler.

You need a fair amount of air in reserve to run high demand tools without waiting for air pressure, as well as some headroom in your CFM. You didn't mention how big a tank your 5HP unit had, but it seems a bit optimistic to expect a unit with less than half the HP to perform the same, even if it is a Quincy.

The good news is with proper maintenance the Quincy will be around for a long, long time.
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Kyle Z.
Albion, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/27/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Compressor
You get what you pay for! I use this compressor in my racecar trailer so I have to have something that works eveytime! I've been using it all summer and it works really well.

It is quiet and comes up to pressure in a reasonable time frame. After buying this I will be looking to Quincy for a larger model for in my garage.

I would recommend this compressor.

One thing to note before you buy this compressor- call Air Compressors Direct. Just because it says in stock on the website... more
Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Kyle Recommends This Quincy Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Kyle,
Thank you for your patience! We depend on the manufacturers to update us when the availability of a compressor changes, but sometimes we don't find out right away.

Manufacturers filling large orders, availability of components, and local weather events (power outages, floods, tornadoes) can all affect the day-to-day availability of products. We emailed you about the delay of your order, and update our pages as soon as we know of a status change.

Please be assured that we do not collect from your credit card until we have confirmed that your order has shipped! This makes sure we closely follow your order status to make sure it ships as quickly as possible.
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Kyle's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"One thing to note before you buy this compressor call Air Compressors Direct. Just because it says in stock on the website doesn't mean it is. I ordered mine and received the back order notice the next day. I called and the lady was very nice but informed me they really don't know when they can get the units until they put in an order. Mine took 6 weeks to get. Must have had to melt down the steel to make it... LOL"
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Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Kyle,
Actually, Quincy was waiting on one of the components needed to complete your compressor; it was unexpectedly delayed. We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Ritchie C.
Independence, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/28/13
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
01
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected
Wanted a portable compressor to replace my 20yr old Craftsman 25 gal. oil-less compressor. Thought the horizontal style would be more portable than the vertical style but not for me.

This compressor has very slow recovery time and is more of a nail gun, tire inflator than a work compressor. Do not expect anything else. I have used it with my nail gun and it does a great job. Used it with the die grinder and painting- not so good. I'm sure it may last a while but disappointed in the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Reliable, Made In The Usa
Cons: Packaging, Expensive, Very Slow Recovery, Not Very Portable
Ritchie Recommends This Quincy Product
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Bill B.
Cupertino, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/7/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
What A Mistake
Iíve had a Quincy compressor since 2001 and itís out lasted numerous other compressors. I decided it was time to get another Quincy and went on line to see what was out there and ended up buying a Q1210PQ. When it arrived I thought this is great itís quiet, easy to move around everything my other Quincy was and more. Hereís where the story takes a turn after thirty minutes of run time we started to see oil on the floor under the compressor after closer inspection we noticed the head bolts were... more
Pros: Quiet, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Bill,
On your behalf, we have contacted Quincy to see if they can make arrangements with a closer service center. We or they will contact you as soon as we have a solution.
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Carr C.
Plano, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/7/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Poor Quality & Terrible Acd Customer Service
I bought the Quincy 20PG from ACD. It said it ships in 2-5 days, but right under that in smaller print it says it ships from the manufacturer.. times may vary. It is now obvious that ACD is offering something and taking it right back in the next sentence. It took a month to get the compressor. Absolutely no damage to the container or unit. It looked beautiful when I took the top off the shipping pallet.

Read the manual from front to back and then did my break-in for 1 hour. Everything was... more
Cons: Low Quality, Acd Customer Service
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Carr,
Just to clarify the time line: This order was placed online on 10/7/15. It was shipped from Quincy's SC factory on 10/15/15 & delivered on 10/21/15. Well short of a month.

All compressor manufacturers purchase the electric motors for their products. The motor is warrantied by the motor manufacturer, not the compressor maker or ACD. If the electric motor is defective, then a replacement motor will be supplied, but the replacement of the entire compressor is not necessary.

The warranty for any brand of portable air compressor does not include in-home service, so that is why it must be taken to a service center for evaluation. It has nothing to do with the serial # on the compressor or where it was purchased.
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