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Does 1 HP 4 GAL Steel Driver air compressor enough for staple/nail for underlay?

Does 1 HP 4 GAL Steel Driver air compressor enough for staple/nail for underlay?

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Old 11-22-13, 02:19 PM
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Question Does 1 HP 4 GAL Steel Driver air compressor enough for staple/nail for underlay?

Does 1 HP 4 GAL Steel Driver air compressor enough for staple/nail for underlay?
I'll be using it for narrow crown stapler or nail gun for 1/4" plywood underlay.

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Old 11-22-13, 02:29 PM
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It should work. Depending on how fast your work it might not be able to keep up. In that case all you have to do is slow down and let it catch up.
 
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Old 11-22-13, 02:43 PM
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Thanks for reply.
I can wait for it to recharge but does it have enough power to drive 1" brad nails or staples into the plywood all the way to subfloor?
 
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Old 11-22-13, 02:47 PM
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You shouldn't need to much pressure to drive thru the 1/4" underlayment.

Do you have a gun or are you renting one ?
If you have it..... give it a try.
 
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Old 11-22-13, 03:17 PM
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I'll be buying a nail or staple gun.

I checked electric ones but either they are crappy cheap one or really expensive that I can easily buy a compressor and nail gun for cheaper.

The one I pictured is for sale for $40 used.

Walmart has this new compressor for $55 if this works.
Campbell Hausfeld FP2028 1 Gallon Pancake Air Compressor - Walmart.com

Staple gun will be something like this if I don't decide to go with nails.:
Campbell Hausfeld 3/8-Inch to 1-1/4-Inch 18-Gauge Narrow Crown Air Powered Stapler: Model CHN10399 - Amazon.com

Or 2-in-1 like this one: NuMax S2-118G2 18-Gauge 2 In 1 Brad Nailer and Stapler - Amazon.com
 
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I like to run the compressor at 90 PSI when driving nails. As long as your compressor can do that, you should be fine - driving nails takes a lot less air volume than continuous uses like painting or sanding and most compressors are up to the job.
 
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Old 11-25-13, 08:09 AM
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Waiting for black Friday deals...
I found some combo kit but they all come with nail gun, not stapler and I read it's better to use staples on 1/4" underlay as nails can come out later.
 
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Old 11-25-13, 09:32 AM
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Mine came with a stapler, brad nailer and 16 ga finish nailer.

That and one LOUD compressor which I subsequently sold to someone else because I had to leave the garage when it cycled.
 
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