CFM rating of Black Max compressor

by Matt
(Lamar mo)

black max model number B500BPL60V-SWC

black max model number B500BPL60V-SWC

Looking to purchase a black max the model number is B500BPL60V-SWC. It's 375 dollars which seems fair if it's not junk. But, might not be big enough. I need at least 12-14. Thanks.

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Dec 29, 2016
Black Max Comp.
by: Anonymous

I have a 5HP, 240V 80 Gal., 125PSI (Black Max). I'm running sand blasters, guns and small jack hammers (hand type). I'm very pleased. AND.......It's 30 years old and still going !

Jun 21, 2015
Accurate info
by: Bill

Thanks for the accurate information, Gearman.


Jun 20, 2015
Sanborn B500BPL60V SCFM
by: Gearman

The Sanborn Manual that came with this compressor gives discharge rate in SCFM. It is stated as follows:
40 PSI - 12,7 SCFM
90 PSI - 10.6 SCFM

Please keep in mind that conversion of SCFM to an actual output depends on ambient air density, I.e.: relative humidity and altitude.

Apr 14, 2015
by: Doug in

Found one for sale that claims 18CFM, which sounds about right.

Apr 14, 2015
black max B500BPL60V-SWC
by: Bill

If this compressor has the 5 HP motor Matt, you should be able to get about 15-20 CFM of compressed air at 90 PSI as output.

As to whether or not it's junk, protect yourself. See the page about buying an air compressor on this site for some tips.


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