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pure_energy1 04-30-2009 11:31 AM

Should I get this Air Compressor/Tool combo on special?
 
My local hardware store (Canadian Tire) has a special on a 8 gallon air compressor rated at 1.1HP, 125max PSI. It states 3.7 scfm @ 40PSI, 2.6 scfm @ 90PSI.

The special ends today, so I need to know what you guys think rather soon...

here's the link:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...it%2BCombo.jsp


Is this compressor good enough for a backyard mechanic to run the included impact wrench on stubborn lugnuts and other automotive work?
I have read that you ideally want 5.2cfm at 90PSI to properly run an impact wrench. But the ratings on the site are scfm... so I'm not sure.

I currently have an electric impact wrench, which ain't all that great. If this air compressor combo isn't much better than what I have now, I'll wait for something better to come along...

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks!

frazierdavidson 04-30-2009 02:03 PM

I wouldn't want to try to use any type of air tool with that small of a compressor, especially an impact wrench. I would spend an extra couple of hundred bucks and and buy a 20 gallon compressor with enough capacity and cfm to run most tools for a short period. As far as the tools included with the compressor, you get what you pay for..

pure_energy1 04-30-2009 03:34 PM

i was afraid of that...
Thanks for the quick answer...

vsheetz 05-03-2009 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frazierdavidson (Post 267649)
I wouldn't want to try to use any type of air tool with that small of a compressor, especially an impact wrench. I would spend an extra couple of hundred bucks and and buy a 20 gallon compressor with enough capacity and cfm to run most tools for a short period. As far as the tools included with the compressor, you get what you pay for..


Agreed -

PunkyPoo 05-12-2009 08:46 PM

We've got one about this size. Works great for nail gun and little projects. Probably not bigger tools.


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