DEWALT D55141FNBN is it any good for these tasks?

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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 12-08-2010 07:52 PM 1885 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2010 07:52 PM

My mother today went, for XMAS, and got me the aforementioned compressor/nailgun combo.. She had to get the floor model(included the guns, but has a couple minor scratches, and she said she would make sure it could be returned if it werent up to spec…) But thats fine.

But what I would like to know, is your impression on it.

The tasks I will be performing are:
-Driving Nails. Ususually finish nails, which I assume it can do.. :)
-Possibly some Abbrasive Blasting/Painting… since like I said, on an old either Oliver/Tranny and a Cresent TS..

Will these be performed. I understand for things like Sprayers, I wont be able to get 1hr straight out of it, but a decent ability would be nice…

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 08:00 PM

I have the same one. It OK, and is more suitable for small jobs – 18gauge nailers, staplers and such. using a finish nailer (16/15gauge) would probably be the max you can expect it to do, and even for those tasks – because the tank is so small, expect it to be running almost constantly (and it’s loud – since it’s oilless motor).

I use it for 18gauge nails, staples, to fill air in tires, and to blow clean things. that’s about as much as I think it can handle – definitely not as a sprayer or as a driver for air tools that require 4-10cfm (it doesnt even come close)

it is small though and for the tasks it’s aimed at, for periodical work, or being portable – it works just fine.

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 10:33 PM

I have a small Porter Cable one of those I bought last spring. It’s about the same motor/pump I think, just has a 6 gal. pancake tank instead of the 2 gal. sausage tank. This machine pumps the tank up to 150psi, then the regulator controls the pressure to the hose and tool. This gives the system a little reserve. I have used mine to run a framing nailer, brad nailer, palm nailer; all with no problem. My tank is bigger than yours though. But the smaller 2 gal. tank will still hold enough air to shoot a nail. You will just have to wait a few seconds longer between shots than I would. Where you come up short is trying to run something like a spray gun or sander. Won’t have enough continuous volume to keep up.

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