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Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

What The CFM? Understanding Air Compressor Terminology

Construction & Contractors Blog

Pneumatic tools offer several advantages over electric tools. For example, a pneumatic tool will be more compact, less expensive, and longer lasting. They also have adjustable torque, variable speeds, and don't have any parts that contain toxins harmful to the environment. Their chief disadvantage is that they have to be connected to an air compressor via an air hose. While this can make them less portable than their battery-powered counterparts, their advantages should be enough to warrant their use. If you are considering the purchase of a pneumatic tool, you need to understand air compressor terminology in order to buy a compressor that is compatible with the tool you have in mind. 


Not every pneumatic tool will require the same amount of pressure. When you purchase a tool, you should look at the PSI, or pounds per square inch, rating, then buy a compressor that generates the required psi to run your tool. If you plan to run several tools with the same compressor, you should look into a machine that will allow you to adjust the psi output to accommodate the use of different tools. 


Certain tools will require more airflow than others. Airflow is measured in cubic feet per minute. A nail gun only requires short bursts of air to drive a nail. On the other hand, a sander will require a continuous stream of air. While it might not matter if you have a continuous flow of air to run a nail gun, a steady stream of air will ensure the optimal operation for sanders and other CFM-dependent tools. For these tools, a rotary screw compressor will provide the best flow of air. 


If you are trying to determine the power of a tool, the most important considerations will be the psi and cfm ratings of your compressor. The term horsepower refers to the motor that runs the compressor. A motor with higher horsepower will be able to compress a greater volume of air more quickly. Thus, if you need to run several tools off of the same machine, then you will want to look with a machine with a lot of horsepower. 

These are the basic terms that you need to understand in order to purchase an air compressor. Do-it-yourselfers and construction contractors will not typically have to dig any deeper than this in order to buy a compressor for use with pneumatic tools. However, if you do have questions, you should be able to talk to a sales representative at the store where you purchase your compressor to get more clarification. To learn more, speak with a business like Kruge-Air Inc.


29 February 2016