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    Running a nail gun off a nitro tank?

    Has anyone ever used their nitro set up to power a nail gun? I'm planning a project on my camping land and would like to avoid bringing the generator and compressor for a few dozen nails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AccurateHT View Post
    Has anyone ever used their nitro set up to power a nail gun? I'm planning a project on my camping land and would like to avoid bringing the generator and compressor for a few dozen nails.
    I heard about this new tool that will make this job much easier and faster.




























































































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    A few dozen nails... drive em by hand.

    Or use the nitro. I drive my impact with mine. It should work fine regulated down to 120psi

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    I appreciate the comedy Rob but obviously swinging a hammer is not an option, or I wouldn't have asked the question.

    JD, give me an idea of how much impact usage you can get on a 40cf tank, thanks.

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    You won't get a ton of shots on a nitro tank. You'll have to figure how many cf your gun takes per shot.

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    Looks like the N88WW requires 7.5 cfm @ 80psi for 100 nails a minute. Without doing any math I think I can get 50 nails out of a 40cf

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    Quote Originally Posted by AccurateHT View Post

    JD, give me an idea of how much impact usage you can get on a 40cf tank, thanks.
    Well my bottle would let me remove both front tires for a break job and reinstall them with plenty to spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdblack View Post
    Well my bottle would let me remove both front tires for a break job and reinstall them with plenty to spare.
    Good, those things use a lot of air.

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    Try CO2 for something like that, you'll get a lot more usage with the same size tanks..

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    Co2 may be your better choice and your cordless impact driver will be your best with some screws.

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    OK co2, should be an equal tank swap right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AccurateHT View Post
    OK co2, should be an equal tank swap right?
    co2 uses a different tank connection from nitro, but being a liquid it will have much more capacity than nitro.

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    Well I guess that's out I cant buy a regulator for one time use.

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