Re: Air compressor purchase
Here is my .02 worth.
I have a 5 HP 20 gallon and while I can run a 1/2-inch impact, I can not run it as well as I like. There have been many times when I wish I had a larger compressor.
It is direct drive and it is very noisy. Even with that I buy mostly electric tools, grinders, sanders, etc.. That way I do not have to wait for the compressor to catch up while I am working.
Besides that the electric tools transport better to other garages...maybe where air is not available.
I understand some air is better than no air. Storage is also an issue. Do yo have space for it....
If you have the money, the space I would recommend a slightly larger one 5HP, 20 Gal, but, then again I am wishing I had the money and space for an 8HP, 80 gal compressor.