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Selected technical specifications of the PORTER-CABLE PCFP02003 air compressor

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 protection if you have to work alongside it. In addition, the rubber hose projecting out from the pump to the tank and which gets very hot, makes it a bit of a burn hazard. Other compressor designs have integrated this hose so that is it less exposed.


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.