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#1 posted 01-12-2016 06:17 AM

* Central Pneumatic 12 Piece Professional Air Tool Accessory Kit (link)
- DrTebi

Not to distract from your purchases… but that “Central Pneumatic” kit for $25 on amazon is an HF brand and can be had for $12 directly from Harbor Freight with a 20% off coupon (or $14.99 without one). I’m amazed that Amazon has that much of a mark-up for a HF tool.

Also, CFM (or SCFM) is pretty irrelevant to a nailer… it only shoots a short burst with each nail at the rated PSI. That is why the little bitty pancake compressors can be used. CFM is much more important for something like a spray gun or die grinder where the air stream is for the most part continuous, and the CFM rating of the compressor will dictate how long it can be run before having to kick in. Using a high demand CFM tool with a low CFM capable compressor will cause it to run continuously, and could eventually over-run the compressors ability to run the tool at all.


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