Originally Posted by malconium
Would it help if I added an auxilery air tank or do I really need a larger compressor if I want more capacity?
That would work fine as long as you are doing occasional work with "air-hog" tools like sandblasters & jitterbugs.
Another thing to keep in mind is the compressor's duty cycle
, i.e. how long the compressor can run before needing to rest. I believe most single-stage, home store air compressors are rated at a 50% duty cycle. I do not recall the exact minute
interval, but let's say its 5 minutes. A 50% duty cycle means the compressor needs to rest 5 minutes after running for 5 minutes.
So while your auxillary tank idea may fit your needs, you will more than likely exceed the compressor's duty cycle rating working with air-hog tools. For occaisional work, no big deal (within reason). If you have big plans, it would best to investigate a bigger air compressor.