August 26, 2004Set of neumatic tools and compresser. What do you guys have
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August 26, 2004As with any tool, it will make a huge difference on what you plan to use it for. I have a little 2HP/6gal "pancake" compressor, but I bought it just to use to install about 1000 feet of crown molding in my house. It worked great for that. But try and run anything more than a brad nailer and you will have a problem.
Maybe give the guys/gals some info on what your plans are, and you might get better replies.
August 26, 2004I have used a small Campbell/Hausfield compressor for about 8 years now, and it hasn't failed me yet. It's 4 gallons, 2 hp, and I mainly use it to power air nailers.
I have a Porter Cable framing nailer (similar to this one, but a few model years removed)
Favorite Finish nailer is my Senco SFN1
Also use a Craftsman finish nailer
For shop air tools, I use a multi-kit that picked up at Harbor Freight.
August 26, 2004I'm looking for shop air tools. For working on vehicles
August 26, 2004Craftsman, Ingersoll Rand, Husky, Cambell Hausfeld, DevilBiss all make great compressors in varying sizes and configurations (vertical/horizontal).
I would go with a minimum of a 5HP and 30 gal for mechanics air tools (impact, ratchet, etc)
I personally prefer IR air tools, good quality and can be found for good prices from places like Harbor Freight.
Chicago Pneumatic makes quality air tools as well.
August 27, 2004I am a fan of the pancake compressors myself. Never let me down and very easy to move aroudn and set up.
August 27, 2004I have a hot dog type compressor, it works great for brads, inflating stuff around the house but doesn't have the CFMI to push bigger tools. If I were to do it again I would find what the big air wrenches and nailers need and buy a big enough compressor.
August 27, 2004I have a 2.5hp compressor and most of my air tools are for body work. Like air sheers, air drills, air sanders and such. BD
August 28, 2004Craftsman compressor and Devilbiss tools with an Ingersol-Rand Impact wrench, pretty happy with it
August 28, 2004I own a Senco 4 horse twin tank and a senco roofing nailer,frame pro 600, finishpro finish nailer and a senco brad nailer. I find the senco stuff to be very durable and very well made.
August 28, 2004I have a Craftsman (standard 3ish horse 110V model).
My father recently bought a Grizzly compressor, it puts out much more CFM at 90PSI than most other brands, and is cost competitive also.
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