Hi all I already have a CH 20 gal compressor but it is too big to
bring in the house. I found a cheap pancake from a place called TNG
direct for about $40.00.
This is cheaper than the usual HF stuff.
Does anyone think this would last for about a week of nailing up trim
in two rooms? Or can someone think of an alternate to running a 500
foot air house?
Totally agree -- get an airtank. I had several 50' hoses that I would chain
together to reach internal projects, but that got inconvenient. So, I
originally got a tank to address the "far reaches" of the house. I find that
I use it for almost all projects outside of the shop -- very convenient.
On 8 Dec 2003 11:52:31 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (dhmeiser) brought
forth from the murky depths:
If you don't double the price of the compressor by adding shipping,
that could be a good deal.
A portable compressor is a handy item at times. I'm glad I bought
the little 3/4hp IR from the Borg 15 years ago. 'Twas $89 back then.
Cheaper still is an old propane tank. Fill it with your existing
compressor and run the brad nailers from it, refilling once if
necessary.) I got all my replacement soffit panels + trim up with
a single 100psi tankful. (Small nailers take small sips of air.)
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20 Gal tank you say? I guess Im not understanding why it wont go in the
house. I have a 25 gal tank and my compressor is easily moved about. Hell
its only about 15" at the widest point. It is on wheels though, maybe thats
I picked up a mini 2 gallon air compressor from sears for $80. Has an oil
filled pump, cast iron cylinder, and 1 year warranty. Delivers 2.4 cfm at
90 psi. Came with 25' coil air hose, regulator, 2 gauges, & 17pc
accessories. This seems to be a very handy compressor and I get several
brad nail shots before it kicks on and refills the tank to 125 PSI.
All those little oilless jobs are noisy as hell. They were evidently
bred to compete with routers. Half the noise is the intake, the other
half the loose parts.
Doubtful. Even if you have a smaller compressor, get a large set of
tanks for it and it will do a lot more for you. You won't be able to
shoot continuously but you should be able to finish a full coat on a
fairly large piece of furniture before you have to stop to let it
refill the tanks. I have a couple 8-ish gallon tanks from an expanding
foam system (company I worked for in '75) which made my little 3/4hp
IR pump act like a much bigger pump. I even used it with my CP air
chisel to remove a very, very stuck pitman arm on my truck a few years
back. That gun takes a good 8cfm and it took 2 tanksful to do it.
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