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Old 01-12-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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I am wanting to get a nailer/compressor combo, much like the ones found in Home Depot/Lowes. I have never owned either. However, I was concerned that the pancake compressor would be too loud. I am thinking of getting this compressor now:
http://www.amazon.com/Makita-MAC700-...1820675&sr=8-2

The only thing I am worried about with this compressor is that I have heard that oil compressors draw more amps, thus tripping breakers more. Is this is an issue with this compressor?

As for the nailer, I am not wanting to spend more than $300 on the compressor and nailer. I will not be using either much. I want to to put up crown molding, maybe frame in a bar in my kitchen, do some woodworking projects. Any ideas on a low priced, decent nailer to go this with?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:59 AM   #2
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That is a very very small compressor. 2-1/2 gallons is just not enough for most air tool use...It'll run all the time to keep up. I don't think you'd be happy with it because of its small tank. I'd go for something a little bit bigger if you can swing it. A lot of combo kits are just unbeatable deals. If you get just one nailer get a 16ga finish nailer. That will do all trim work and is also good for woodworking.

Oilless compressors are a bit louder but for your purposes that's what I'd get. They're cheaper as well. They take a bit longer to fill the tank in most cases (lower CFM delivery) but the bigger tank is nice to have.

Here's a great deal on a combo kit...
http://www.amazon.com/Bostitch-CPACK...1826079&sr=8-4

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that makita is a sweet unit i use it to run trim nailer and a makita coil nailer its vary quiet and recovers quickly its a little heavy because of the cast iron and a little top heavy so you gotta secure it well when you travel

Personaly id rather have a quiet comprsser cycle alittle more but fill more quikly than listen to one of those oiless units making the racket they do

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Personaly id rather have a quiet comprsser cycle alittle more but fill more quikly than listen to one of those oiless units making the racket they do
I have the Makita and a PC pancake compressor, I never use the PC anymore, it's just too loud.
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I have the Makita and a PC pancake compressor, I never use the PC anymore, it's just too loud.
Does it cycle often for you?
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I use the Makita to run my brad, angled finish nailer, and usually my roofing nailer. I will also use it to run a framing nailer for smaller jobs. If you are not going to run 2 guns simultaneously, the Makita will work well.
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Everybody's entitled to their opinion for sure.
I assure you that a compressor of that size is largely insufficient for framing and roof work unless you're working at a snail's pace.

It would do fine for driving a brad nailer or a trim gun, due to the low air usage of those tools compared to a framing gun and the fact that you won't usually be nailing near as fast (or nearly as much) in that type of work.
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you under estimate that little unit
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you under estimate that little unit
KC, while I really respect your opinions, you obviously have not used this Makita compressor
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Everybody's entitled to their opinion for sure.
I assure you that a compressor of that size is largely insufficient for framing and roof work unless you're working at a snail's pace.
He said he would frame a bar, not roof a house.
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I like my Senco PC1010 because it weighs less than 20lbs and is not to loud. I bought mine with the brad nailer in the combo kit but they also offer one with a micro pin nailer.


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I bought the Bostich compressor shown in the 2nd post with the three guns and a Porter Cable framing gun for under $300 total on Amazon. Reconditioned but all working great.

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