What type of compressor should be used for air sander works like auto or wood?


You would need to check the spec on the tool for the required cubic feet per minute demand (CFM), then buy a compressor to suit. The problem with using a tool like a sander is that it draws air continuously unlike a nail gun, rivet gun, etc that just takes a pulse of air. So it needs a compressor that can deliver a lot of air continuously or a large tank or both if the sander is going to be used for minutes at a time. Typically a sander will take 2.5 to 5 CFM of air.

Updated on January 11, 2018

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How to Use Air Tools and an Air Compressor in Your Workshop
By Eugene Brennan