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Old 11-01-2013, 03:51 PM
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Quote from fitzejunk View Post :
Yeah, I saw the reqs, just curious if that's for sustained operation. My nailers reqs are above my compressors capabilities, but I manage.

Ultimately though, you're probably right, might as well throw the extra few bucks at the electric.
Correct. Sustained operation. Meaning once your tank is empty the compressor won't be able to keep up. It'll keep on pumping but won't keep the tool spinning. It's like trying to flush a house toilet. You can keep pressing down on the handle but not much water/force is going down the drain.

Nailers with small compressors are fine because they use very small amount of air each trigger pull and are not in continuous use and most tops out using 2-3 CFM of air.