I'm looking to get myself a 2" brad nailer + compressor for a project I'm doing, and I figure I might as well get a compressor which can also handle the occasional bit of shop work I do. Online catalogs are a bit confusing since it looks like many switch between CFM and SCFM terms... making it difficult to know what compressor will be suitable with what tool, etc.
Bostitch has a combo kit for under $200 (CPACK1850) which gets me a brad nailer, a 2HP oil-free compressor with 4 gallon tank + hoses, etc. It is spec'ed at 2.1 CFM at 90 PSI.
Will this compressor work for occasional light work (think rotating tires) with a 1/2" impact wrench? I understand that a decent impact wrench would use 4SCFM. According to some website, I can convert Bostitch's 2.1CFM at 90 to about 5.5 SCFM, in which case, all is well. But if Bostitch MEANT to say SCFM, then I'm screwed. Or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
So... will this work for me? Is there a better nailer+compressor pair I could get for under, say, $250?
Appreciate any ideas.
Thanks much, JM