Reply To: Cheaper 4500 psi compressors, but….
While I don’t have numbers the Shoebox just need regular lubing and to keep the drive belt tight. If you just do those two things it should go a very long time before needing a rebuild. And rebuilding it consists of changing the o rings and maybe replace the guild rod bushings. Just a few dollars for parts. They are easy to work on and Shoebox has videos on their site that show how to do it.
They also have there larger model the Freedom 8 its twice as fast and has adjustable pressure shut off.