Wow! I use my compressor that much in a week. GRRRR!!! And exactly why I am trying to source a long life unit. Affording it is the issue.
I am on my 4th Shoebox compressor, bought the first one when they first came out. Did a lot of upgrades that really made it like a new or second Shoebox, sold that to Nick in Eugene after I purchased a Freedom 8, sold that one to help pay for a 5 month trip to Asia in 2013, then bought my current F10 to feed the Bulldog, great reliable US mademachines.And yes feed them with a good shop compressor, mine have lived off of a 5 gallon Harbor Freight that is 6 years old now. I also keep it in a ac controlled room, humidity kept at 30, in addition to a water filter. I remove the covers on mine and run a e12 inch fan on it, heat is the biggest foe of the Shoebox.I recently took some heat over a chinese rifle I ordered, from a guy with a chinese compressor, ironic.Regards, Roachcreek