[A] inexpensive but reasonably durable air compressor for light to medium duty.
[B] Air tools to do the following: __ power dust blower for equipment, appliances __ auto repair (i.e., lug nut removal) __ wood working and finishing (hvlp?)(disk sanding?) __ power cooking ;-) (Monster House episode had air powered egg beater & whisk installed in kitchen!)
[C] Would it be more useful to choose portability -or- use a separate air tank ?
Budget: $150 US or less.
I really need some guidance, having surfed my way into a mild confusion.