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What's a good size air compressor to keep around in the garage? For the simple impact gun use, tires etc etc.

I found a good deal on a 2hp 8 gallons for 25 bucks. Not sure if that's too small or not.
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What's a good size air compressor to keep around in the garage? For the simple impact gun use, tires etc etc.

I found a good deal on a 2hp 8 gallons for 25 bucks. Not sure if that's too small or not.
Too small. The tank isn't big enough to keep up with the impact. To fill a tire would be fine but running air tools it would be worthless.

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If your just going to run an impact now and then, a 15 gallon type should do fine. If you going to use steady running air tools like a die grinder, sander, or something along that line then look for 30 gallons or more. I dont know if your in the market for something new at all, but if so check all the reviews you can. There are a LOT of crappy compressors out there. If you buy a lightly used one make sure ask the original owner if it was broken in properly. That is one of the most common mistakes that new owners make, is not reading the manual. Almost all compressors need to be ran for 10 to 30 minutes (depending on manufacturer)with the relief valve open for proper break in and piston ring seating. Many people dont and you will get a compressor with a really short life span.

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8 gallon is tiny IMO.


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If your just going to run an impact now and then, a 15 gallon type should do fine. If you going to use steady running air tools like a die grinder, sander, or something along that line then look for 30 gallons or more. I dont know if your in the market for something new at all, but if so check all the reviews you can.

IMHO even a 30gal is small for steady use of air tools. I have a 33 gal and mostly use it for blowing air and some impact gun, but I use a die grinder on occasion and had it regulated down to like 45psi doing a port and polish and I still had to take breaks here and there to wait for the pressure to build back up.

I don't use it often, but if I did use it more I'd prob go for a 60gal or something.

The key factor to look at is the CFM rating. The tank size will affect the CFM, but CFM is more important than tank size. A higher end compressor with a 60 gal tank will produce a higher CFM than a cheapo.

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If your just going to run an impact now and then, a 15 gallon type should do fine. If you going to use steady running air tools like a die grinder, sander, or something along that line then look for 30 gallons or more. I dont know if your in the market for something new at all, but if so check all the reviews you can. There are a LOT of crappy compressors out there. If you buy a lightly used one make sure ask the original owner if it was broken in properly. That is one of the most common mistakes that new owners make, is not reading the manual. Almost all compressors need to be ran for 10 to 30 minutes (depending on manufacturer)with the relief valve open for proper break in and piston ring seating. Many people dont and you will get a compressor with a really short life span.
Oh. Good to know. I was getting ready to buy one myself and never would have even thought of that. Thanks for the advice.
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Brat i agree with you completely. I have a good quality 30 and when im doing a lot of grinding i have to take a break now and then as well. However im not doing it all that often, or i would have a 60 or so. Mine is on wheels and upright, so it still does not take a ton of space, and is movable if needed. I also didnt want one that uses 220, as i dont have a hookup for that where i live now (i rent).

Anyhow im babbling for no good reason, but yes i agree with you completely. I just didnt think anything more would be necessary for the OP's questions. Good looking out though.

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I have a 6hp 30 gallon craftsman in the garage have had it almost 8 years, I have run a D.A. with but it works it pretty good, as far as impact and air ratchets not a problem.

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You could also just plumb another tank....it will take longer to fill of course but your pressure will drop slower as well. My father ran a setup like this for some time and it worked pretty good.


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