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Unread 01-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by WJlover View Post
you shouldnt have to ait between trigger pulls.
im using a 5 gallon compressor my fathers had for many many years for carpentry and roofing.
and i can lay on the trigger for a good solid minute straight before the compressor kicks back on.
but it has alot of trouble with lug nuts. (i also use about 130ftlbs for them, but still)
so with 21 gallons, i think your only concern should be whether it can put out the power you need.
im using a kobalt 1/2" rated for 300ft-lbs at 90psi. not sure of these other numbers being discussed, dont even know what those mean to be honest
The wait between compressor starts has more to do with the quality of the tool than the quality of the compressor. I have both a HF and an IR impact and they both do pretty much equal jobs on lug nuts but the HF uses darn near twice the air. It has to do with the construction tolerences and seal efficiency. USUALLY the more expensive tools use less cfm.

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Unread 01-31-2013, 02:35 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jbolty View Post
I have a drawer full of air tools I never use any more. A quality electric impact is a lot more handy.
I'm seriously considering buying an electric impact (Dewalt) over an air tank next time I have a large project to work on. The air tank I have now is getting pretty tired and is quite small for air powered tools. That being said, we've used it for nail guns, die grinders, cut off tools, paint guns, etc. While it works, if I ever really get into air tools, I'm going to look into a big purchase for an air tank and plumb drops around the garage. Until then, I think I'm going electric.
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