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#1 posted 12-12-2010 10:28 PM

I have the little Hitachi pancake 5 gal and it has powered everything I throw at it….It is a portable unit for job sites…so no large tank…but it puts out enough to handle a couple nailers. I used to have the PC pancake…but the one I had kept blowing out the switch and motor (I have heard that the newer ones are not of the quality standards that PC had been known for)... so I bought something else this time.

If you are going for a shop compressor…I’d get something with more storage – at least 15 gal….I use alot of air in my shop blowing off the tools, Air sanding, air drilling/nailing….the list goes on a bit sometimes. I would also recommend an oiled compressor for the lessor noise…

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