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 (tire chuck, teflon tape, and some different inflation nozzles). It is also one of the lightest compressors out there. However, it does not come with a quick-connect coupler as most portable compressors do these days, with the hose screwed directly into the outlet. It has a small storage compartment on the back but which is pretty useless since it does not even have the space to contain the included accessories. However, other than these little design oversights, it’s a good little compressor for inflation and low airflow (cfm) air tools.
Which air tools does it work with?
- Air Nailers: it works fine with the smaller Brad and most Finish nailers but will struggle to keep up with the bigger Framing nailers.
- Air Impact Wrenches: it is NOT recommended for powering air impact wrenches.
- Air Sprayers: it is NOT recommended for powering air sprayers.
- Air Sanders: it is NOT recommended for powering air sanders.