Sep 182014

The DEWALT DWFP55130 is an oil-free compressor that has been designed to be quieter than compressors of similar power. The motor requires only 12 amps so can be plugged into a regular household socket. As with some other compressors, it is contained within a protective roll cage that is designed to stand in either of […]

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Sep 182014
California Air Tools CAT-1610A

  The California Air Tools 1610A air compressor is super quiet compared to other compressors of its clsss allowing people in the same room to converse as they normally would do without having to shout over the noise. The air tank is made of aluminum which gives it added protection from rusting but reduces its […]

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Sep 182014
Makita MAC5200

The powerful Makita MAC5200 oil-based compressor is uniquely housed within its own dolly making it easily portable. The dolly handle is situated high enough to suit taller individuals who don’t have to bend down to reach it as with some other compressor designs. Conveniently, it can also be folded down to make the whole unit […]

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Sep 182014
Rolair JC10

The Rolair JC10 is one of the quieter oil-free compressors out there and has an aluminum cyclinder making it very resistant to condensation-induced rusting but less resistant to accidental damage.  It is housed within a ‘roll cage’ for both protection and handling. Although this is a neat little compressor overall, it does have a few […]

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Sep 182014

The Bostitch CAP1512-OF oil-free compressor draws a maximum of 12 amps at start-up so can be plugged directly into any regular electrical outlet. It takes about 45 seconds to reach 150 psi from atmospheric pressure. Like almost all other portable air compressors, it operates on a 50% duty cycle with the pump cutting back in […]

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Sep 182014

The Porter-Cable CMB15 is an oil-free mini compressor. It is different from most other portable compressors with a reasonably-sized air tank in that it is fully shrouded in a case giving it a more refined appearence. It also comes with a 25-foot coil hose (not the highest quality though!) and some very basic inflation accessories […]

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Sep 182014

The PCFP02003 is one of a line of oil-free compressors from Porter-Cable. This pancake unit is popular with home owners and DIYers. For its size, it is relatively powerful but it does have a couple of design flaws: Firstly, it is noisy compared to other portable compressors, so you will probably want to wear ear […]

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Sep 182014
Makita MAC2400

The MAC2400 is the smaller oil-based air compressor from Makita. As with other Makita compressors, the build quality is excellent, and unsurprisingly, has the more expensive ball drain valve for condensation removal from the air tank. It has two air outlets so that two different air hoses can be connected simultaneously, and the working parts […]

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