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 Post subject: Good compressor for MIIIFS and Bostitch N62FNK-2?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:01 am 
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I have the N62FNK-2 nail gun and MIII FS arriving at my front door soon. What air compressor do you folks recommend?

I was eyeing a 2-gallon compressor (135 psi) but am thinking that may be too small. I don't really care if it kicks on a lot: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000642GF2/qid=1141964539/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-6814409-5318247?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=228013

Keep in mind that barring this project, I won't have any big need for an air compressor for other than the N62FNK-2 occaissionally and tires, etc., so I don't really want a monster compressor unless I'll need one.

MIII FS: 70-90 psi needed
N62FNK-2: 70-120 psi needed

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:50 am 
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That one will probably work. The Bostitch doesn't require much from a compressor. I run mine at 80 lbs. and use a 1.5 hp older twin tank Emglo, which is a great little compressor but about 3 times the cost of the one you're looking at. Yours may not have as fast of recovery time as mine and it may cycle on more but who cares. You're not gonna use it much after you finish the floors except for stuff around the house. Besides, doesn't Amazon have a return policy? I find it odd that Bostitch does not list that tools air requirements on their site. I still think you'll be fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:43 am 
I use the emglo double tank all the time .. run two nailers on it with no problems .. Was recomende to me by a friend who repairs tools at a tool rental .. he sees what comes in the shop all the time for repair ..

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