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  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    so im cruising around Wal-Mart tonite looking around and went to the automotive section. walked around and came across the air compressors and seen a Campbell-Hausfeld 100psi air compressor for like $70. it didnt look too bad to me. i want to know if 100psi would be strong enough to paint with and use air tools to remove/replace car parts? i know that Campbell-Hausefeld is pretty decent. thanks all.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    CH isn't that bad. IR is THE best, though. 100 PSI isn't really enough to drive an impact gun. You really want 175 PSI and 6- 9 CFM for that. 100 PSI would be enough for an air wratchet or 3/8" drill, though, depending on how big your hose is. Get 1/2" hose, no matter what. How many gallons? You want at least 8 gallons, or it'll be running almost constantly.
     
  3. BodyDroppedNikes

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    it was a 2 gallon air compressor. what would be enough to drive an impact gun? im not looking to spend alot of money on one. i just want something decent that i can paint with and remove car parts with. thanks
     
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    no, absolutely not- my buddy was trying to run a 3/8 impact gun off one of those, and the thing was running constantly and he would have to stop everyone two bolts and let it build up pressure again- not cool at all
     
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    HS seems fond of this one.

    This one does everything I need it to, oil free...I believe Steve, Brian, maybe Jeeeef and I have it. It's pretty expensive, but worth it. 2 gallon would NOT be ideal for heavy maintenance, or spray painting, or whatever the hell you are planning on doing :)
     
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    Two gallons are good for an air nailer or other construction site jobber jobs.
     
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    :werd:

    I've got a Husky 15 gallon 6hp horizontal unit, and it works pretty well for 1/2 in impact tools and most jobs- the only thing that makes it run out of air is constant use with a die grinder set on full power, and that will drain most any air tank.

    I'll upgrade to something bigger once I'm in a job that doesn't work me 14 hours a day and lets me out after all the Sears stores close...
     
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    :werd: I have that one too if it's the 150 psi one...it's great! I love it!
     
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    :werd: Yeah I gotz that at my house :woo: :woo:
     
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