This topic has probably been discussed ad nausem. Still I'd like you
guys opinion on what to choose. Brand, model, power, delivery,
weight, size, the whole bit.
One big enough to drive a nail gun, no more than two, is sufficient
for me. I like my emglo 5hp gas wheeled twin barrel. It is way over
kill and works only outdoors. I am looking to get a second, smaller,
portable electric one.
electric is way better than gas IF you have the choice. less noise and electric
is like 60% more efficient. But if yourr in construction, gas might be better
but i guess you can tap off the temp pole. Anyways. the biggest thing you need
to know in "how big" is figure what tool uses the most "csfm" toolowners manuel
will list in the specs. "CSFM" is cubic square feet per minute. Most tools
will use aroun 4-7.5 . see how much each nail gun uses , add that and get a
compressor that is listed to put out that many csfm.
Cubic square feet?
You mean CFM. There's no square feet in cubic feet ;-)
Nail guns don't use very much CFM. Usually less than 2, depending on how fast
you go and what size nails you're firing.
My home brew air compressor with a 10 gal tank goes about half-hour between
recharges with a 18ga nailer... Which is good, because the compressor is about
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It's not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
No, he means SCFM
In many process applications there is a critical demand for a specific
minimum flow in terms of some base or reference pressure, temperature and
relative humidity. Many standards are used, the most common being the
Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI) and the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) standards, which are 14.7 PSIA, 68Deg. F and 36% relative
humidity. When you express your "Demand" in Standard CFM (SCFM), you are
saying that you want this compressor or blower to deliver this CFM even at
your worst case conditions.
1 ft W X 1 ft L x 1 Ft H is one cubic foot.
1 ft W x 1 ft L is one Square foot.
There are NOT "lots" of square feet in a cubic foot because a
"square foot" does NOT have height, only length and width. So,
there are NO square feet in a cubic foot; there is no
correlation. You cannot calculate square feet in a cubic foot
without giving each square foot a height, which turns it into .
cubic feet. Square # cubic. No correlation.
| > to know in "how big" is figure what tool uses the most "csfm"
| > will list in the specs. "CSFM" is cubic square feet per
| > will use aroun 4-7.5 . see how much each nail gun uses , add
that and get
| > compressor that is listed to put out that many csfm.
| Cubic square feet?
| You mean CFM. There's no square feet in cubic feet ;-)
Guess you didn't work at the same factory where I worked. We had so many
square feet stacked up, hey if you woulda stood on the pile you could have
touched the ceiling. Of course the pile was only a foot wide and so it was
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