The regulator would be useful for more than the tools. I find myself
adjusting the pressure to fit whatever I'm blowing off with the air.
Sometimes a delicate item wants 30-40 psi, while blasto-cleaning a part
takes whatever my compressor can give.
So, if the ceiling reel will be plumbed from the compressor a ways, you
could put one of those recommended water trap loops on the wall near the
reel, with the regulator on the leg going back up to the ceiling and the
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Okay folks got my 60 gal 2 stage 5 HP compressor hooked up and My sweet
wife bought me a retractable reel type hose unit for the ceiling.
( Happiness is being married to a women who loves tools )
While thinking about installing the reel a couple of questions came up.
1. When using air tools do you use a regulator ? With my old 2 HP unit it
didn't matter much since they didn't work either way .
2. If so where would you mount the regulator ? (Not on the ceiling I
3. Generally what pressure do you run air tools at ?