I’m looking into buying an air compressor that will work equally well with an airbrush and a framing nailer. Does such a thing exist?
I’d like this to be used for a number of tasks:
Airbrushing of plastic models.
Various tasks around the shop: air cleaning, brad nailing, tire inflating.
Occasional use with a framing nailer. I won’t be building a house but plan to frame a room in my basement within the next year.
Is there a compressor that will work well with all these tasks? I understand I’ll probably need an adapter and a pressure regulator for the airbrush.
This will live in a basement of a house and may occasionally be used elsewhere in the yard. Nailing would be done during the day but airbrushing might be done at night. Noise is a concern but if it doesn’t need to recharge much during airbrushing I shouldn’t need it to be whisper-quiet.
I have never used an airbrush before but have used a nailer. I get that a nailer requires a lot of power whereas the airbrush doesn’t. I’m ok with needing the tank to recharge occasionally while using a nailer.
Noise is more of an issue than cost. I’d prefer to buy locally (Boston area: Sears, Harbor Freight, HD, Lowes all local) in case I need to deal with a problem. I have seen this Senco
model recommended but I fear it might be too small for the nailer.
Should I just go buy whatever Sears has on sale this week? Should I not try to get an all-in-one and just split the cost between different devices?