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Considering that just last week I waited until 10 a.m. to fire up the big compressor in the garage (which can wake the dead) just to air up my truck tires, the press release for this little compressor couldn’t have landed in my inbox at a better time. Take a look at the above video to see what I mean. I’ll wait.

Pretty impressive, huh? Its stats seem pretty standard for a small pancake compressor: 3.8 CFM at 40 PSI or 2.35 CFM @ 90 psi (plenty to drive a pneumatic brad nailer or two). But unlike my old Harbor Freight which checked in at around 90 dB, the GMC Syclone 3010 claims just 60 dB. That sounds about right compared to what we see in the video.

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Think of the Strike Allnailer as a cross between a hammerdrill and a nailer — it holds a nail between its “pincers” and drives it home with repeated blows from a reciprocating hammer assembly.  The manufacturer says it’ll handle most any nail up to 6″ long that you can fit in its jaws, and you can preset the drive depth.

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