Air sanders can be air hogs
Most run at around 90 PSI
The cheap sanders, $70 and below, usually draw around 5 to 5.5 CFM.
The higher priced ones, around $90 and up draw about 4 to 4.5 CFM.
Husky, Kobalt and Fortress all fit into my price range. I have owned Husky and Kobalt before. Was just wondering about the new kid on the block.
I dont have unlimited electricity. Only 20 Amps. I have a Honda 2K gen, but that will be too small for the shop.
So buying a bigger compressor for more money just doesnt stop there. The bigger my toys, the bigger generator I will need. I will probably be using 12 to 14A on just 2 floor fans and Led lights.
I just ordered a new Laguna Fusion 2 table Saw and a new Band Saw from them also. Still looking at Craigslist for good used tools but will probably have to buy most of them new.
I am trying to appropriate as much of my budget as possible to actual furniture making type tools and machinery rather than spend it all on ancillary equipment like compressors, generators, lights, fans, etc. Not to mention rent money for the space. I am retired. I am not wealthy. I am just an average guy living on SS and a pension with an expensive hobby.
I am also a vagabond. I love travel. I lived on my boat for 25 years and now live in my RV. In addition to real jobs, I have had commercial wood shops in between and most times concurrent.
My shop will be a hobby not a money maker.
Not just budgeting money, also budgeting electricity. I will probably design an interesting electrical "Control Panel' based on what tool/machines get shut off when what is being used at the time. Might even have to get night vision goggles to run the planer.
Tony B Retired woodworker, among other things.
"Strive for excellence and settle for completion" Tony B
Last edited by Tony B; 07-11-2020 at 08:05 AM.