DEWALT DWFP55130

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Sep 182014
 
DEWALT DWFP55130

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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California Air Tools CAT-10020

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Sep 182014
 
California Air Tools CAT-10020

The California Air Tools 10020 is a nice-looking beast of an air compressor and is pretty quiet given its power and the fact that it is oil-free. Its wheels obviate the need to lift it when moving it around, but they are pretty basic so don’t expect to travel far with them!  Using the newly […]

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California Air Tools CAT-1610A

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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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Makita MAC5200

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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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Rolair JC10

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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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BOSTITCH CAP1512-OF

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Sep 182014
 
BOSTITCH CAP1512-OF

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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PORTER-CABLE CMB15

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Sep 182014
 
PORTER-CABLE CMB15

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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PORTER-CABLE PCFP02003

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Sep 182014
 
PORTER-CABLE PCFP02003

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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Makita MAC2400

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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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California Air Tools CAT-6310

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Sep 162014
 
California Air Tools CAT-6310

The CAT-6310 is one of the quietest compressors in its class and it is oil-free. Another nice feature is the mositure trap that removes some of the excess condesation from the air before it gets to the tank. It also comes with some basic wheels so that it can be moved around fairly easily although […]

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