Long time, no post. (C: I'm in the market for a brad nailer and compressor--but I don't want to spend a lot of money, because I'm not going to use it a ton (plus, I'm cheap). I was looking on Amazon at the Grizzly H5527 nailer: http://tinyurl.com/rsc5d . I was also looking at the Campbell Hausfeld 1 gallon pancake compressor: http://tinyurl.com/rwxh9 .
I realize neither of these are heavy duty tools, but for the 2-3 times in a month I'd use them, will they suffice? I generally work with oak (sometimes maple or cherry), and usually nothing thicker than 3/4", so it looks like the nailer will drive brads that are long enough.
The nailer needs 70-110 PSI to drive it, and the compressor is rated at 90/100 PSI--so if I read the stats right, they should be a good match?
The other thing I'm wondering--are there nailer/compressor combos (either sold as a set or individual pieces) I should consider? I can tell you the closer I stay to the sub- $150 range, the happier my Chief Financial Officer (a.k.a. the wife) will be with me... :-/