As mentioned in another message thread, I am planning to get a
small/cheap air compressor for light-duty work. I am wondering whether
this air compressor is good enough for my use:
Craftsman 2-gal 1.5HP (model# 15210):
- 2.4 scfm at 90 psi
- 125 psi max pressure
- Cast-iron cylinder
- Oil-lubed direct-drive
- The whole setup is upright instead of flat
- Single-hot-dog style with motor mounted
on top of the hot dog
- One handle bar is on top of the whole setup
The kind of light-duty works are:
- Shoot a small number of brads for making
woodwork, probably shoot to cherry or some
plywood. Let's say 20 brads a day.
- Blow dust away from filter cartridge in my
"future" dust collector, or from my shop vac.
Currently, this process is totally manual,
and I hate to do this.
Some secondary uses that I may or may not use it for:
- Top off the tires in my SUV and car. I could
have used the air pump in a local gas station.
- Blow dust away from surfaces in my workshop.
I may use a shop vac to do this instead.
I am not going to use it for sanding, spraying paint, nor using impact
My questions are:
- Will that small air compressor work OK with the kind
of light-duty works that I want to use it for?
- How many brads I can shoot from that small 2-gal
built-in air tank before the motor needs to restart
to refill the air tank? (approximately)
Thanks in advance for any information.