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Old 01-27-2011, 04:08 AM
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Sales tactics (sales BS actually ) being what they are you can be sure a tool that is rated for air consumption will have the lowest numbers possible in order to make it look good, most air tools take considerably more than the usual optimistic ratings they have. Of course with air compressors just the opposite will be true for the same marketing reasons and most air compressors will be rated at quite a bit more than they will realistically produce so with that in mind plus a sensible working margin that "9 CFM" blaster will require a compressor of at least 12 to 14 CFM and even that will cut it close, even bigger would be better.
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