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Old 11-29-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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Air compressor for home projects

Looking for recommendations for an air compressor which potentially be used to nail crown moldings, baseboards, frames, hardwood floor, 2x4, 2x6 ?

I understand that the bigger the better but I do not want to haul around a human size tank around the house. What is a decent hp, cfm, tank size for home use? Thank you.


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Old 11-29-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Ayuh,... With the reasonably small demand of air nailers,...
Any of the little pancake compressors will do what you're looking to do...


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Old 11-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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I got a Porter-Cable package deal with a pancake compressor, a 15 ga nailer, and a brad nailer. It's been really handy. I added a Harbor Freight framing nailer. They use a lot more air, but it's still functional. I also have an angle grinder which takes so much air I can only use it for a seconds at a time (maybe 30 seconds, then wait for the compressor).
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