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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/brow...Mastercraft+Compressor+%26+Tool+Kit+Combo.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!
 

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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..
 

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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..

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