LOML has a monster compressor in his shop (by my standards anyway ). I would like a small portable compressor that I can move around when necessary and not have to run 6-mile lines to connect to his.
The only things I would use it for are nailers, framing and 15-gauge and brad, and an LVLP gun. The gun requires 5-6 cfm at 40. I have no clue what nailers need. I've looked all around for those specs, and I haven't found any online.
My question are how much cfm do nailers generally need?
If the compressor's cfm is not high enough, does that mean the equipment won't work at all or just not work as well?
Are there any little compressors that have 6 cfm? If so, do you have any recommendations? The highest priorities for me are 1) reliability and 2) the least noise possible.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.