You better pay attention to these guys. Go read Fat_46's "YAFCQ - yet another freaking compressor question" in the Garage forum. I found out after I had poured too much money in parts of an oversized system to be able to back out. Now I'm going to have about $1400 -$1500 in a system when I could have had plenty for my needs at half that. You appear to be heading in the other direction: buying an undersized compressor with an oversized tank. Get the facts BEFORE you get on the wrong track.