Is this compressor suitable for a staight line sander?
Would it work for intermittent use, or not at all? I have a project that would benefit from a line sander, but after it is done I likely won't be using the sander very often, so I can't see spending big bucks on a high capacity compressor.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
on "FREE SHIPPING - NorthStar Belt Drive Single-Stage Portable Air Compressor - 2 HP, 20-Gallon, Vertical, 5.0 CFM"
This compressor is suitable to run any air tool that requires 5.5 or less CFM at 90 psi. The straight line sanders sold by Northern Tool does require a compressor that produces higher CFMs.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Can't speak to a sander, but I used this recently with a cutoff wheel for a small project (don't recall the CFM, but it's pretty high). It drained pretty quickly with constant use, but letting the tank recover I was able to work in bursts and in some cases I started again before it has fully recovered and shut off. I ran the compressor pretty hard that day but it got the job done and didn't complain. If I had to use the cutoff wheel more frequently, I'd look for a bigger unit.