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Despite being kind to me 4 years of use has been unkind to this compressor.
Fine woodworking compressor review. Roland johnson reviews different pumps capacities and configurations portable compressors midsize machines with some portability and large stationary machines and assesses the advantages of each. You ll also find a glossary of compressor parts and terminology. But the compressor you can use for finishing finish nailers brad nailers staplers etc somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 gallons would be great for finishing but a 2 gallon will be fine for brads etc.
Previously i had subscribed with fine woodworking taunton press directly. Standing next to the compressor and taking readings at ear level i measured its noise at 70 db. The cat 10020c air compressor from california air tools has a 2 hp motor a 10 gal.
If you plan to run a pneumatic sander impact wrench or large spray gun get a 30 or more gallon capacity stationary compressor. 09 08 2014 09 10 pm by paxorion 11 comments if there s one tool i use every time i try to get any woodworking done it s my hf air compressor. With a full tank this compressor was able to drive about 15 1 1 4 in.
Brad nails before recharging. I have subscribed for many years. Teflon coated aluminum cup cleaning kit and viscosity cup.
A framing gun is pretty useless for fine woodworking. Recently my old subscription lapsed so i came to amazon to renew. The compressors we tested simply lack the air storage and pump capacity to power these air hungry tools.
Earlex spray station hv5500 two stage the earlex spray station is a self contained unit that is convenience at its best. Finish nails or 22 1 in. Side information addresses compressor maintenance.
It includes a turbine unit and storage pod with carry handle bleeder type spray gun with 2 0mm needle and nozzle installed plus 1 0mm and 1 3mm sets included in our test set 13 hose 1 qt. Just because an air compressor pump will run continuously as long as there s demand doesn t mean it should. Everytime i get any woodworking done at home the first tool i fire up is my compressor.
Fine woodworking is a well established quality publication which i look forward to receiving. I would go cheep on the gun and spend on the compressor. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how to from fine woodworking plus special offers.
Tank plenty of cfm to run my vacuum press 4 40 cfm at 90 psi and is unbelievably quiet for a compressor this size. This time i did not.