I have a very small shop, and don't have compressed air system (yet).
There is a lot of space, power, plumbing & noise abatement that needs to
be sorted out before I get anything serious. The best I have now is a
tiny oil-less Cambell-Hausfeld portable job that is small, but noisy as
hell and probably about 0.1 CFM output. It mostly serves for pumping up
tires at this point.
I don't like blowing chips all over the shop & into the nooks & crannies
on my machines, so I try to vacuum up as much swarf as I can. I've then
been using cheap electronics "duster" cans to do a final blow off of any
remaining chips if I need to.
What I'm wondering is if it would be at all useful to get somethitng like
a 7 gallon portable tank. I could pump this up to ~100 PSI with my
compressor, and then use the tank instead of the areosol cans to blow
stuff off. My question is if a 7 Gallon tank is going to last very long
for occasional quick blasts, or am I going to have to pump it up every
day. I get a month or two of use out of a duster can, even when I'm
working in the shop a fair amount, but I'm not sure how to compare 10 oz.
of duster with 7 gallons of 100 PSI air.
Any comments or suggestions? Does anyone know how to make a proper
comparison to the duster stuff? I don't even know what the vapor
pressure of the stuff is.
- posted 15 years ago