Originally Posted by Skoolagain
Buying a air compressor for taking off and installing rivets soon. Was wondering if I needed to consider special needs to air up tires also.
Currently looking at 4-5cfm and 4-6 gallons size compressor. What do you people use?
I have a unit with about those specs. It can fill the tires fine. It *can* spray implement paint okay ... with a little patience and planning (the tank runs out of air quickly while spraying). It will run an air chisel for short periods, then I have to wait for it to fill up the tank again. A unit that can handle more CFM and has a larger tank is better.
You *can* add additional tanks (sort of like adding batteries to an electrical system), but you have to have the tanks to add. Also, it may take a long time to fill the additional tanks with the unit as spec'd.