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Old 03-09-2013, 11:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They make them but they use co2 my dad has one I think kobalt was the brand but the only reason I think that is he goes to lowes a lot and it was blue but lots of tools are blue


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Old 03-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The intermittent, low-draw tools like the aforementioned brad nailers work pretty well. But an air-motor tool, like a die grinder or cutoff wheel, needs a huge amount of air. I ran one at a junkyard once, using an old Max Flow and a 20-pound CO2 tank. In a relatively short period of time (a couple minutes, max) I'd nearly frozen the tank.

As I recall, I think I used about a third of the tank- or rather, what was in the tank, since it wasn't 100% full when I started.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah i can see a die grinder chewing up a lot of air.
thanks for all the input fellas.

does anyone have a smallish chunk of aluminum stock they want to part with?
like something smaller than 3"x3"x3" or so but bigger than 1"x1"x1"?

edit: nevermind about the above^^^.
i looked on ebay and there seems to be a ton of small scrap im looking for.
anyone ever bought metal stock off ebay? good experience or bad? quality product?
i mean for 15 bucks i can get a 6" piece of 2x2 which is plenty for what i want to do. ya know?

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i looked on ebay and there seems to be a ton of small scrap im looking for.
anyone ever bought metal stock off ebay? good experience or bad? quality product?
-Oh yeah. I bought this chunk of 5" round off eBay:



I can't remember exactly which vendor, but they put it in a Flat Rate box so shipping was only something like $10.

Then I got this one for something like $50 or $60, and again they Flat-Rated it for $15 or so.



I have some great local metal suppliers, but they don't carry round aluminum over 4", or plate over 1", so occasionally I need to order a piece for a special project.

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Ebay is great for material. The frustrating part is finding the right combination of search terms. There are also a few sellers that don't list something as 2 x 2 x 4, it's 2.135 x 2.042 x 4.087. Good luck finding that without just browsing by material and basic shape.
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