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Brute Air Compressor by Briggs and Stratton

Posted by poohbear2767 Dunlap Tn USA (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 28, 09 at 11:13

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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RE: Brute Air Compressor by Briggs and Stratton

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 28, 09 at 12:38

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.

RE: Brute Air Compressor by Briggs and Stratton

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

RE: Brute Air Compressor by Briggs and Stratton

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

RE: Brute Air Compressor by Briggs and Stratton

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.

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