Brute Air Compressor by Briggs and Stratton

Pooh BearFebruary 28, 2009

I need a small compressor. Mostly to air up tires.

Might use it occasionally to run my air nailer.

I have been looking at these compressors at Walmart:

Brute Power Air Compressor

I know it has a low SCFM rating. But it should suit my needs.

What about the quality of the machine itself.


Pooh Bear

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canguy(British Columbia)

Your air nailer will use a fair amount of air. A small compressor is o.k. for short bursts but if you are framing you will spend a bit of time waiting for it to catch up. I have a pancake portable which is good for bicycle tires and cleaning small parts but not much else.I used it with a 1/2" impact to remove the blade from my mower and that is all it would handle.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 12:38PM
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Pooh Bear

I would think at 2 nails per minute
it would handle my air nailer no problem.
The slowest link in the system is me.
And I ain't getting any younger.

Except for the low SCFM rating it looks like a good compressor.


Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 3:49PM
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Pooh Bear

Ok, I bought one. $200. Seems like a nice compressor.
Sounds loud sitting in my little metal storage shed.
Doesn't pump up real fast, but not too slow either.
Hopefully it will turn out to be a great deal.

Pooh Bear

    Bookmark   March 5, 2009 at 12:24AM
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bamapanda(SE US)

For anyone who happens to read this (as it is now a bit old) buddy, who is a professional carpenter - uses the 10 gal in his work. We just finished building a wall of built in bookshelves, The Brute worked like a charm.

I am trying to find one, as I am pretty sure Walmart is out.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 10:10AM
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