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 design issues that could be improved. Some of its parts sit outside of the protective cage making them sightly more vunerable to accidental impacts. Another minor design flaw is that the pressure gauges face outwards rather than up – incovenient when positioned on the floor where most people operate them. And as with similar compressors of its class, it has the less-desirable pull-type drain valve.
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.