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Is there a minimum size air compressor I need to run a Mastergrip air tool set model # 481454?

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I own a MasterGrip air tool set model # 481454. Is there a minimum size air compressor I need to run this set? I have a 6 gallon pancake compressor with a max pressure of 135 psi. While using this compressor I lose the air tools strength because the compressor needs to refill. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Answer:

Hello Don,
To get maximum usage from that set, you'll need a compressor of about 3HP with tank capacity of about 25 to 39 gallons. Many users feel that any compressor will work for all air tools but advertising causes them to have a false sense of security as in your case, tank volume is the critical item. Since you have a pancake unit, I would try to source a tank only to increase the usage aspect. Since a pancake unit is easily transportable, you could purchase any size tank of at least 25 gallon or higher and place it in a permanent location, attaching the other to it when necessary. I had a business where I needed about 100 gallon capacity, bought a 60 gallon unit and went to Ingersoll and purchased a 100 gallon unit for $150.00 and wound up with more capacity than I thought I needed but future needs allowed me to continue using the system without additional purchase. Hope this helps the thought process and gives an answer to your query. By the way, don't forget to oil any tool prior to as well as after use. This will greatly prolong its use.

Many thanks for asking,

Carl



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