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What size air compressor do I need to run a Porta-Nails 18 guage pneumatic floor nailer

What size air compressor do I need to run a Porta-Nails 18 guage pneumatic floor nailer. i tried a 1.25 max but wouldn't shoot the nails ...not enought pressure

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Posted 2013-11-11T19:35:18+0000  by barbaranark barbaranark
 

Hi Barbaranark,

 

Check the nail guns specs, it will give the minimum cfm and psi required for this gun, your compressor much at least meet these specs.

 

The compressor you are using does not.

 

Mike,

Posted 2013-11-11T21:00:01+0000  by Mike_HD_OC

 

 

Almost any of the small "pancake" type compressors will operate nail guns and other impact type air tools. Guns need relatively high pressure, but not very much air flow. In contrast, tools such as grinders and sanders need less pressure, but high air flow volumn. This is true of spray guns. A typical siphon spray gun sold by Home Depot will need only about 45 psi, but will need 3 or 4 cubic feet per minute of air, too small for the small pancake type compressors.

Posted 2013-11-12T05:04:49+0000  by ordjen
 
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