I have been thinking about getting one of those 6 gallon compressor nailer
combos (Porter Cable or Bostitch) for some wooodworking projects but I was
wondering if you can run a framing nailer off one. I do some carpentry
work every now and then with decks and fences and some remodeling. The
associate at the Depot did not know but pointed out that a framing nailer
was not pictured on the display tag. The framing nailers I looked at
mentioned a range (80 - 125 PSI), which both compressors provide, but did
not give a SCFM.
Will a 6 gallon compressor work with a framing nailer for light to moderate
I have the same compressor, and I'd say you'll be fine for occasional
use. I've run a large Porta-Nails 421 flooring nailer (the one that
fires "horseshoe nails") with it with no issues or complaints.
If you're planning on doing it on a regular basis, I'd get a bigger
In short yes.
However you need to do your research and of course the web can be a
wonderful source ;-) I have a
<http://www.porter-cable.com/index.asp?eT7&pG97 and it will run
any nailer I throw at it. Look for a rating of SCFM (Standard Cubic
Feet per Minute), and compare that to what your nailer requires.
Amazon is a great place to read some reviews once you settle on a brand
Best of luck to you!
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