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Posted on Need recommendations on an air sander

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 10:05 AM

Just by the way, “Air sanders are air hogs as well. This one runs @ 90CFM.” isn t exactly correct. While yes, they are air hogs, they are nowhere near 90cfm. That s an absurd amount of air. That s like running 30 framing nailers and a sandblaster at the same time. I think its more like 19cfm at 90 psi. Much more manageable. Still requires a pretty good size compressor though. If you can handle the air supply, nothing beats an air sander. NOTHING. They are the bees knees. I prefer dynabrade.

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My bad. You are correct. Not enough coffee brain fart.
As far as the cost of a large(100cfm) decent quality rotary screw compressor. Yes. Spendy….and $50 000.00 was just for the compressor in our case. After installation, air drier, and ducting….if I remember correctly it was more in the neighborhood of $75 000.00
And then there’s the maintenance…...

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