How to spec new compressor for my needs.
I am looking to purchase a compressor. I am a homeowner. The compressor will be used to blow out my in ground sprinkler system every fall and also for filling tires, maybe an impact wrench. I am a home owner. It will sit in my garage and it will be used only occasionally and no need to use more than one tool at a time. I will not use for painting or sanding tools. It will have very light use except for the annual irrigation system blow out. My irrigation company recommends that I get a compressor that will produce 8cfm at 50 psi. I don't know if that is necessary or not.
What type of compressor should I buy? I don't want to buy more than I need. I don't want to buy something so small that it is frustrating to use. The run from my garage to the input on the sprinkler system is about 50 feet or so.