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Old 10-22-2016, 09:11 AM   #21
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I use this Porter cable on large trim jobs. I usually set it up near the power and run a large line to the j air expansion tank. Being belt driven and oil filled it's pretty quite. I have the mac5200 but it does like to kick the breakers.
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I use this Porter cable on large trim jobs. I usually set it up near the power and run a large line to the j air expansion tank. Being belt driven and oil filled it's pretty quite. I have the mac5200 but it does like to kick the breakers.
Nice looking surge tank!

We did something similar, but I set up compressor and surge tank at high pressure, & used a high volume, 90 cfm rated regulator on the surge tank output manifold. That way, you get rid of the pressure drop on a long hose run from the compressor, and get more overall air storage capacity.
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@Spencer.. if you want to stick with RolAir they have this model, which is very similar to the MAC5200:

https://www.rolair.com/products/air-...-carry/vt25big

But, I kind of like the idea of the 2 smaller ones.. vs one big one if you are wanting to run multiple guns (4) off one unit.
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As our old PC pancakes die (which takes forever) I am converting them into surge tanks. Used it while sheathing and it made a huge difference in the consistency of driven nails, very few proud heads, even with one of our lower quality guns we all but gave on because of having to go back and clean up after it.

Using it while trimming drastically reduces the amount of time the compressor runs. We run the compressor high and throttle it down after the tank.
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As our old PC pancakes die (which takes forever) I am converting them into surge tanks. Used it while sheathing and it made a huge difference in the consistency of driven nails, very few proud heads, even with one of our lower quality guns we all but gave on because of having to go back and clean up after it.

Using it while trimming drastically reduces the amount of time the compressor runs. We run the compressor high and throttle it down after the tank.
I was going to convert an old compressor, but the time spent isn't worth it, lowes had a 7 gallon surge tank for $59.
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After having a quite compressor I would agree that 2 or 3 JC10's would be ideal. Then you can split them up as needed or put them on multiple jobs. And less probability of damaging something than with a 100+ lb compressor.


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Not to mention on the big job if one dies you're not dead in the water.
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Buddy has this. Its as quiet as my jc10 but has way more air.

https://www.amazon.com/California-Ai...rnia+air+tools
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Anyone have the Dewalt DWFP55130? It's just a tiny bit more capacity than the JC10 but much higher pressure so when all three guns fire a volley it might not drop so much there are firing issues.
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I just ordered an air keg.

Running two 15 gauge nailers off a JC-10 leaves my nail depths all over the place from hardly setting the nail to blowing a hole through the trim.
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I like the idea of using an air keg.
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I just ordered an air keg.

Running two 15 gauge nailers off a JC-10 leaves my nail depths all over the place from hardly setting the nail to blowing a hole through the trim.
Let me know what you think. It's on my 2017 purchase list.
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Let me know what you think. It's on my 2017 purchase list.


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We run a pair of rolairs for 4 guys. Always looked at the airkeg. Interested if it works good. Remember the JC10 is only 50% duty.


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We run a pair of rolairs for 4 guys. Always looked at the airkeg. Interested if it works good. Remember the JC10 is only 50% duty.


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70% I thought.

I never know though is that in a 10 minute period or an hour? I doubt it's rated to run 42 minutes straight ad then have an 18 minute rest.

A couple days ago I used mine for a texture gun for about 15 minutes straight and it started to smell hot.
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I just recently bought the Kobalt air tank for my JC10. It was only $65, available locally, and ready to use right out the box.

It helps a lot when nailing off sheathing. I don't do much framing so it's not worth having a large oil filled compressor.

You can also adjust the cut in/out pressure on the JC10 if you remove the black cover on the switch box. There are instructions on the back side of the cover.

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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Californi...10AC/207147357
Picked this up .It is as heavy at it says . Fortantly I have smaller compressors .the emglo is lighter .very loud . until recently started very easily .yet to blow a breaker .in no way does it have the air out put of the califonia air . The calif cycles on but catches up fast . So far I have only used it to lay a floor .a flooring gun doesn't use alot of air but stapling down under lament with a 1/4" crown stapler as fast as i could had it working . Of all my compressors this ones seems to have the least issue with leaving nails proud .not only would this be due to cycling on fast but probable because it has more air back in the tank faster and keeps a more constant pressure .
Other then the weight it is excellent .I actually had in the clients house while working ,no problem .
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How about a Max Power Lite Compressor WWW.MAXUSACORP.COM
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How'd the air keg end up working out for you?

I just had my 4.6 gal CAT on a job running a siding gun and a roofing gun simultaneously without issue, which kind of surprised me. Roofer wasn't moving that fast though, neither was sider (me).

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