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Charleston, SC, US
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Ha ha, yes I read the whole article... All 4 paragraphs... and I still don't know what "nocoat" is.
The guy in the pic isn't wearing safety glasses. In fact, I've never, ever seen a roofer wearing safety glasses...
This is the kind of creative engineering that I like! Looks difficult to trim or install the strip to match a whacked floor though. Any tips on how you do that?
You clearly state that the board stretcher (we prefer the Dumbfix brand)will allow up to 20% increase in length but you increased that board 25%. That's a code violation...
Looking at the specs of the compressors in the review, the Bostitch is listed as 23.5lbs and offers 2.8cfm @ 90psi. Is that accurate? If so it would be about triple the cfm that others in that weight range offer.
Maybe a couple of years ago you ran a compressor test and it wasn't very clear on decibel levels of the compressors but it was clear from comments that that was an important factor. Are you able to get some accurate db data for the compressors in this review?
Also important to note that hand driven nails have a "pointy" end and a "head" end. The pointy end goes toward the wood!
Looks cool doesn't matter much, I've already got that covered!
I'm more interested in weight, size and decibel levels. Nice that it cuts 14" across, but if that adds a lot of bulk/weight I'd rather see the same saw in a 10" model that's smaller and lighter.
Looking forward to the review!
ronaldsauve, That's interesting, I too have the Prime Source dual tank. It's a PAC 2000 and I've used it for years but it's showing it's age and I have to baby it to get it to run on colder days.
I certainly could use lighter but I'm leary of the 1.7 cfm of the Thomas. The fact that it's rated for continuous run is impressive.
I agree, there's a big difference between 69 and 80 db. How does the Thomas compare to the Prime Air noise-wise?
I'd like to hear from someone who has tried the Rol-air FC1250LS3. There's some confusion on the Rol-air site as to exact specs but I have an email from a Rol-air manager that tells me it's 45lbs, CFM Delivered is 2.9 @ 100 PSI and I think I remember the db level being 73.
The Makita 700 looks good but it's a little heavier and louder than I think I need.
The Thomas is nice and light but for me 1.7 delivered CFM is just too little and twice the price is too much....
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