But before we began exploring air-powered tools, we were curious about what equipment our readers have. Do you have a compressor? What size is it?
If you could take our quick poll below, that will help us figure out several possible stories we’re considering for future issues.
Thanks in advance!
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Easy question for me to answer, all I had to do was look at the picture in the blog post!! Noisy beast for sure, but mighty handy.
The survey is probably flash and right below the text in the entry.
I can’t imagine carrying a compressor capable of running high cfm air tools to a jobsite. I just bought a smaller compressor to use on jobsites for installing trim, a nice light and QUIET 1 gallon Dewalt. Thinking about it more I don’t know if they make a 120volt air compressor that can supply the high cfm that a sander would require, and what are the chances that a HO has a spare 240 outlet around in a good location.
I use electric sanders/drills/etc and such for a very good reason. I know everyplace I go has an outlet and I have no single point of failure for my tools.
Granted air tools last longer, are quieter in operation,and can provice a fine finish, but with todays higher quality tools (Think festool) the gap has gotten much smaller IMO.
The only time I think you readers would be using strictly air tools would be in a dedicated commercial shop, and I can only guess that is a very small percentage of your base.
My 2d, probably worth less than that…
I don’t see a link to a survey. Is it just me?