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Brad nailer, how much air does it use?

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HomeyJay

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Seems a crazy question but I need to get a Brad nailer and have just about ruled out the electric offerings. What’s left is basically a compressor plus a gun but unless you’re prepared to spend a fair bit, most of these compressors generate 95 to 97dB of noise.

I’m not really keen on having another 95dB+ noise source in the garage anyway but I really need to know how often the compressor is likely to kick in when using a typical 40 - 50mm Brad nail-firing gun.
I read somewhere of some guy complaining that his compressor kicked in every 6 ot 8 brads and it was driving him crazy - this is exactly the situation that I want to avoid!
I’m looking at a typical 10psi, 25litre type compressor of which there seem to be a zillion variants.
 

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I have a couple of compressors, but the small portable one that I use for my Brad Nailer or Stapler whilst out on site is only a
6ltr tank. After the initial turn on and it's up to pressure, I imagine it may only turn on once more during the firing of 50 Brad's.

My guess would be that the guy you mentioned had a faulty compressor...!!

If you are thinking of getting a 25ltr compressor, I reckon you could fire your 50 nails and it wouldn't refill at all....
 

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just a heads up, i just bought the Orazio 24lts air compressor off ebay i was same as you not wanting a loud compressor in workshop, was looking at the SGS one but at 95 Db ruled it out as it would drive me crazy, i can confirm it is very quiet, and yes like all the reviews say the air tap leaks (£3 to put a decent 1 on), so as Disintiorer say s he runs a 6 ltr on on his brad nailer, you could buy a 6 ltr Orazio silent for same price as a 25ltr normal compressor

just a thought
 

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my little Senco compressor will easily run my 18g and even the 16g brad nailer and is very quiet.
 

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Thanks guys,
Looking into one of these now. Bit afraid of buying one of the Italian ones from abroad - I’m one of those poor sods that stuff goes wrong for all the time! I don’t want to be sending something like this to Italy or Romania etc!
 
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