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10 Best Gas Portable Air Compressors

121131 Reviews Scanned Last Updated: Sep 23, 2020 Author: David Dawson
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Gas portable air compressors can be effective to deliver high power for heavy duties. This category includes a wide range of models for carious needs. To choose the best gas portable air compressor can be challenging. You have to have a clear view of your purposed requirements. And consider about a coupled of features before making a decision. This buying guide tells you some points to consider about.

#1 Craftsman Cmec6150K Gallon Air Compressor

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Amazon Warehouse $111.77
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Amazon Official $149.02
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I bought this compressor for one project at work. Then, since I had it, I decided to try and use it to blow out my 11 zone sprinkler system. Most of the articles I found (and even a couple of YouTube videos ) said that you can't use this kind of compressor to blow out a sprinkler system.

The reason is that this tiny little compressor doesn't push much air, and as a result it can't sustain the pressure needed to "push" the water thru the sprinklers. For the most part, this is correct. However, if you only run the compressor for 20-30 seconds, the pressure stays high enough in the system to pop up all the heads and push out all the water.

And if you repeat this trick 3 times, you'll get all the water out. So after I connected the compressor to my system, I used my phone (which connects to my BHYVE sprinkler controller) to turn one zone on and off.

  • Description:CRAFTSMAN Air Compressor, 6 gallon, Pancake, Oil-Free with 13 Piece Accessory Kit (CMEC6150K)
  • Brand:Craftsman
  • Item Weight:32.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:16.5 x 16.5 x 17.88 inches
  • Style:Air Compressor w/ Accessory Kit
  • Maximum Pressure:150 Bars
  • Measurement System:Metric

Features

  • Durable, oil free pump for long life and no maintenance
  • 6 gallon pancake maximizes portability and stored air
  • Easily starts up in cold weather
  • 2.6 SCFM @ 90 PSI allows for quick compressor recovery time. Voltage - 120 volt
  • 150 max PSI to ensure adequate cut in pressure for a variety of applications
  • 13 piece accessory kit includes: 25' X 1/4inches Pvc air Hose with coupler and plug assembled, tire chuck with plug, blow gun with plug, tire gauge, blow gun with OSHA safety nozzle, rubber tip, three inflator adaptors
  • 1 year limited warranty, refer to "warranty & support" section below for full details
  • See more on Amazon...

#2 Porter Cable C2002 Oil Free Pancake Compressor

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Ethical.Store $128.88
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CPO Outlets -
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King Printers Co. $128.89
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70% 131 View on Amazon
MaxTool $129.00
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(4.5)
88% 28153 View on Amazon
ViamiaStore $133.99
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Toolup $144.24
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92% 13750 View on Amazon
WOW MART $149.95
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85% 1926 View on Amazon
good 4u $150.16
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(4.5)
81% 72 View on Amazon
Olua Products $152.22
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Race to FI $152.22
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I live in a rural area and needed a good compressor to air up RV and vehicle tires. 2 CFM should be adequate for this task, and this product says it has 2.6 CFM. The first thing I did was try to air up my F150 tire from 27 lbs to 35 lbs, the proper spec.

It would not put any air in the tire even though the tank pressured to 150 psi, and I set the regulator at 140 psi. That should be enough pressure to overcome the resistance of the pressure already in the tire. But it appeared it wasn't.

I tried another tire to make sure there wasn't something wrong with the first tire's air valve. Same thing, wouldn't put an oz of air in the tire. I called Porter-Cable for help and got some lady that didn't appear to even understand the issue, so she told me to just return it to Amazon, and that was what I planned to do.

  • Description:PORTER-CABLE Air Compressor, 6-Gallon, Pancake, Oil-Free (C2002)
  • Brand:PORTER-CABLE
  • Item Weight:31.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:19 x 19 x 18 inches
  • Color:RED, Black
  • Style:Compressor
  • Material:Aluminum
  • Power Source:Corded Electric
  • Voltage:120 Volts
  • Measurement System:Metric

Features

  • 2.6 SCFM at 90 psi allows for quick compressor recovery time, per ISO1217
  • 150 psi max tank pressure stores more air in the tank for longer tool run times
  • Six-gallon pancake-style tank for stability, includes water drain valve and rubber feet
  • Low-amp 120-volt motor starts easily in cold weather or with extension cord
  • Durable oil-free pump for long life and no maintenance
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#3 Makita Dmp180Zx Lithium Ion Cordless Inflator

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Gizmobile $98.01
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Amazon Official $99.00
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CPO Outlets $99.00
New Prime
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WOW MART $155.84
New
(4.5)
85% 1926 View on Amazon

Makita, I own 60+ Makita Tools, some near 25 years old. I was hesitant to buy this because of a few reviews. But Ive not been let down in near 3 decades of Makita, I took the plunge as I do have a pressure washers, wheel Barrow, a parts Truck or two, Moving Dollys and 5 Family Cars.

Sure some of my stuff doesnt get used for months on end and tires go Flat or lose air. Well instead of firing up a Noisy 240Volt Compressor I grabbed the lightweight, ergonomic Tool, added a Battery and went to work, I used for my first use a 6.

0ah Battery, I said ok lets test it out, 2 pressure washer tires at 30 PSI, two Dolly tires at 30 PSI, a wheel barrow tire at 30 PSI, 4 ford ranger tires at 40 PSI, now sure they were not Flat but had near a 1/4 of the recommended pressure in them and this tool did all of them great, the nice features are the ability to set a pressure and the tool shuts off when reached.

  • Description:Makita DMP180ZX 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Inflator, Tool Only
  • Brand:Makita
  • Item Weight:2.63 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:4.02 x 10.63 x 7.24 inches
  • Power Source:Battery Powered
  • Voltage:18 Volts
  • Maximum Pressure:120
  • Warranty Description:3-Year Limited Warranty

Features

  • Easily inflates bicycle tires, sports balls, and more
  • Conveniently tops off cars and light truck tires with speed and ease
  • Makita-built motor delivers up to 120 PSI capability
  • High visibility pressure gauge display with back light
  • Auto-stop function automatically stops inflation when preset air pressure is reached to prevent overfill
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#4 California Air Tools Cat 1P1060S Compressor

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Horenstein Ventures LLC $133.25
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Rainner $133.50
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Interstock Group $133.93
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Spade Goods $134.55
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BD Warehouse $136.72
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100% 1 View on Amazon
JY Home Goods $136.78
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(4)
74% 80 View on Amazon
Evolvnex Co $143.21
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(5)
95% 102 View on Amazon
U.S. Outfitters (S/N Recorded) $143.21
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(4.5)
86% 151 View on Amazon
Online Supply Center $170.67
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(3.5)
59% 1658 View on Amazon

I finally received my compressor and right away, I wanted to test it out with some of my small nailers and stapler and just for grins, tried it on my Porter Cable framing nailer. The small nailers including finish nailer work fine with better than expected recovery time.

Only when I pushed it did I have to wait for it to catch up with the finish nailer. Different story with the framing nailer.16ga nails? It works, but it is not designed for that purpose and I expected a longer recovery time (several seconds) Fine with me, it's a home compressor designed for the regular guy who only uses it occassionallyOK, now I am not one to trust all of the hype from manufacturers who try to sell you their product so I did my own test with regard to noise level and the time it takes for the unit to fill to Max from empty.

  • Description:California Air Tools CAT-1P1060S Light & Quiet Portable Air Compressor, Silver
  • Brand:California Air Tools
  • Item Weight:29 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:12.5 x 14.7 x 14.75 inches
  • Size:1 gallon
  • Color:Silver
  • Style:Air Tools
  • Material:Steel
  • Power Source:Corded Electric
  • Voltage:110 Volts

Features

  • Oil-Free pump for less maintenance & costs
  • Ultra quiet only 56 Decibels
  • Powerful 0.6 HP (rated / running) - 1.20 CFM @ 90 PSI
  • Lightweight for easy transporting - 29.5 lbs
  • 1.0 gallon steel tank
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#5 Bostitch Btfp02012 Gallon Oil Free Compressor

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Premium Service CA $192.33
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Gabson Enterprises $192.34
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Gold Supplies $210.97
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Bandit Inc $211.15
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East Coast Hardware $181.86
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(4)
70% 1981 View on Amazon
ONLINE DEALZ $228.85
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(4)
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Le Monde du Foyer $199.45
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59% 116 View on Amazon

I had read some pretty good reviews on this one, and decided to order it. Having been looking around, I found that most 6-gal. Pancake compressors were 1 - 1.5 HP. I couldn't find the horsepower rating on this one's advertising, specification list nor the manual.

Finally I went to the company website and sent them an email asking what was the HP rating. The next day I received their reply and was disappointed to hear it was only 0.8 HP. So with that I decided to let its performance show its worth.

It came two days later (fast!. After reading all instructions I turned it on, watching the time it took to reach its max (150) psi. I was surprised it took only less than 3 minutes! With hoses and a tire filler installed I waited a half hour and checked the pressure gage, and it had not shown any noticeable pressure loss.

  • Description:BOSTITCH Pancake Air Compressor, Oil-Free, 6 Gallon, 150 PSI (BTFP02012)
  • Brand:BOSTITCH
  • Item Weight:31 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:17 x 17 x 19.25 inches
  • Style:Compressor
  • Measurement System:Metric
  • Warranty Description:1 year limited manufacturer warranty

Features

  • 150 max PSI 6.0 gallon tank (22.7 L) and 2.6 SCFM* delivered @ 90 PSI pump
  • Note:Item does not includes hose or gun kit
  • Long life oil free, maintenance free pump for convenient use
  • High flow regulator and couplers to maximize air tool performance
  • High efficiency motor for easy start up in cold weather ; BOSTITCH high efficiency motor for easy start up in cold weather or extension cord application [14 ga or larger, 50 ft. (15.2 m) or less]
  • 78.5 dBA** operational noise level for a quiet work environment
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#6 Kensun Performance Portable Compressor Inflator

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Kensun $69.69
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SYCgifts $85.95
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I don't write many reviews, but in this case I feel compelled to do so.Let me explain why. I had ordered the Kensun in the past two weeks and received it very promptly. The reviews on this little machine had been very positive and I have never been a fan nor had I any interest in having a gas powered compressor in my garage.

So this unit looked as though it would do the trick. Packaging was good, the little bag it comes in is handy and the quality also seemed up to a good standard. Having been out of the country for three weeks, my cars tires needed some air, particularly one on my larger sedan, which was so low I could not have driven it to the gas station for a fill up.

So I was excited to hook up the Kensun and take care of business. Did everything as explained, and then, nothing. The machine would start up, run for two seconds and shut off. I tried it on three different tires, changed from AC to DC and back, unplugged, reset, etc.But to no avail.

  • Description:Kensun AC/DC Digital Tire Inflator for Car 12V DC and Home 110V AC Rapid Performance Portable Air Compressor Pump for Car, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Basketball and Others
  • Brand:Kensun
  • Item Weight:5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:11.8 x 4.3 x 6.7 inches
  • Size:Compact
  • Material:Plastic
  • Power Source:Ac/dc
  • Voltage:12 Volts
  • Wattage:120.00
  • Hose Length:23 Inches

Features

  • AC/DC FOR CAR AND HOME: Kensuns unique AC/DC switching with 12V car cigarette light plug as well as 110V wall plug for home outlet makes this inflator more useful since you can use it anywhere.
  • FAST INFLATION: With Kensun's advanced engineering, the 120W solid metal motor provide superb power, which will make your tire inflation super-fast and easy.
  • MULTI-PURPOSE: Inflate tires of cars, bikes, sedan and midsize SUV. Adaptors for balls and inflatables included, in addition to the unique AC/DC capabilities and LED worklight makes this inflator useful in any situation.
  • BUILT TO LAST: When you buy a Kensun product you know that you are getting high quality, durable construction that has been tested rigorously.
  • AUTO SHOT-OFF DIGITAL GAUGE: Unit shuts off automatically when preset pressure is reached. Large, bright, back-lit LCD display with unit conversion (PSI/Bar/KPA) makes this unit super easy and safe to operate.
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#7 California Air Tools 8010A Lightweight

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Amazon Official $205.84
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CPO Outlets $235.00
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VirVentures $250.49
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Quality Choice Deals $300.00
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Great product.I wish I had bought this many years ago. I will list some pros and cons;Pros: This thing is quiet.And I mean quiet. I had a 33 gallon Craftsman that was an absolute monster when it was on.

Hearing protection was a must if I was standing next to it while it was filling up. This little California Air Tool compressor is an absolute dream. I am still in awe when it fills up. As for filling up, not bad at all.

Takes next to no time to fill up the 8 gallon tank to pressure. I mainly use it for blowing out my lawn tractor air filter and topping off my tires now. I have used it once for a brad nailer and had no problems with maintaining pressure.

Would I use it for an air chisel or air drill, probably not. Minor assembly is required out of the box. Pretty easy to put the wheels and air filter on. The fittings are tight. I filled tank to pressure and it has held constant pressure with no leakage yet.

  • Description:California Air Tools 8010A Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Lightweight Air Compressor
  • Brand:California Air Tools
  • Item Weight:37.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:24.01 x 13 x 21.85 inches
  • Style:Aluminum
  • Pattern:Air Compressor
  • Power Source:Corded Electric
  • Voltage:110 Volts
  • Usage:Inside, Outside
  • Warranty Description:1 Year Limited Warranty

Features

  • Oil-free pump for less maintenance & costs
  • Ultra quiet only 60 decibels
  • Powerful 1.0 HP (rated/ running) 2.0 HP (peak) motor
  • Lightweight & rust free - only 37.25 lbs. 120 PSI Maximum Pressure
  • 2.20 CFM @ 90 PSI
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#8 Porter Cable Cmb15 Oil Free Shrouded Compressor

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CPO Outlets $117.99
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MaxTool $118.00
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(4.5)
88% 28163 View on Amazon
Acme Tools $129.99
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(4.5)
91% 19052 View on Amazon
WOW MART $152.48
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85% 1928 View on Amazon
All Access Shop $175.38
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(4.5)
92% 27702 View on Amazon
QUICK ONLINE $187.00
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SETI, Inc. $188.30
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62% 244 View on Amazon
ONLINE DEALZ $203.76
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(4)
78% 1368 View on Amazon

There is no other air-compressor like this on the market. I searched for days, but this compact unit is the only one of it's kind. All other air-compressors are either too tiny for anything other than slowly inflating car tires, or they have an exposed tank with the motor/pump assembly bolted to it.

This is THE only unit that is both all together in a single housing, and compact AND LIGHT enough for carry-around use. Similarly, it's performance specifications are outstanding, particularly so when considering it's size. It outperforms both top PSI and SCFM of much larger units.

To get near this performance you have to get one with double the tank-size, double the weight, and louder than this unit. I am not saying this unit is quiet, it isn't, but considering it's competition, well, it has none.It is UNIQUE.

  • Description:PORTER-CABLE Air Compressor Kit, 1.5 Gallon, Oil-Free, Fully Shrouded, Hand Carry, 25-Feet Hose (CMB15)
  • Brand:PORTER-CABLE
  • Item Weight:20 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:15.5 x 13.25 x 20.5 inches
  • Size:1-(Pack)
  • Color:Grey
  • Style:Stationary
  • Material:Plastic
  • Power Source:Corded Electric
  • Voltage:120 Volts

Features

  • 1.5 gal tank in shroud is easy to carry, includes water drain valve and rubber feet
  • 2.0 SCFM at 90 psi allows for quick compressor recovery time, per ISO1217
  • Low Amp 120V motor starts easily in cold weather or with extension cord
  • Durable oil-free pump for long life and no maintenance,Pump Lubrication: Oil-free pump design
  • 150 psi max tank pressure stores more air in the tank for longer tool runtimes
  • See more on Amazon...

#9 Makita Mac210Q Oil Free Electric Compressor

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LA Tools & Supplies $188.99
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1TopTools $189.00
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90% 1174 View on Amazon
David's Tools $193.95
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93% 12617 View on Amazon
Amazon Official $199.00
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CPO Outlets $219.99
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90% 80951 View on Amazon

Idk why Ive waited so many years to get a good air compressor. In the past Ive had whatever cheap deal I can find air compressor. They were always obnoxiously loud, took forever to build pressure and just all around sucked.

This thing on the other hand is the bomb! Ive only used it a few times so far but damn this thing is so much better than anything Ive owned. Quiet as can be you can have it on and hold a conversation over it, builds pressure fast 50psi in 10-15 seconds 100psi in well under 30 seconds and can maintain psi while filling a tire.

I was a little concerned about the tank size but for what I use it for (tires, balls, pool floats) its perfect as the motor can keep up and maintain psi. Cant comment yet on reliability or longevity but so far money very spent.

  • Description:Makita MAC210Q Quiet Series, 1 HP, 2 Gallon, Oil-Free, Electric Air Compressor
  • Brand:Makita
  • Item Weight:48.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:17.52 x 18.31 x 14.76 inches
  • Power Source:Corded Electric
  • Maximum Pressure:135

Features

  • Runs at a lower RPM (1, 750) resulting in longer motor and pump life
  • Quiet Series design at only 60 dB for operator and crew comfort; ideal for indoor use
  • Oil-free dual-piston pump designed for maintenance-free operation
  • Lightweight design for increased job site portability
  • Complete roll-cage construction provides protection to withstand a variety of job-site, transporting, and storage environments
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#10 Dewalt Dwfp55126 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor

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GetYourThing $238.04
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Toolup $238.05
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This compressor is being used mostly to run some nail guns and maybe air up an occasional tire on lawn equipment. A lot easier than running hoses to our 80 gallon 220V compressor and waiting for that to pump up. Checked it out real good when it arrived knowing that some other reviews had issues with damage.

Ours got here in one piece with nothing broken thankfully. I like the sturdy handle on top to carry it.Weighs 30 pounds.Pretty light. Also has a place to wrap the power cord to keep it out of the way.

Three feet on the bottom have a rubber cover to keep the noise level down.LIKE:1. Light about 30 or so pounds.2. Has rubber feet on the bottom.3.Pumps up to 165psi.4. Sturdy carrying handle.5. Place to wrap the power cord so I won't trip over it...Not So Great:1.

Can't think of anything yet.

  • Description:DEWALT Pancake Air Compressor, 6 Gallon, 165 PSI (DWFP55126)
  • Brand:DEWALT
  • Item Weight:32.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:17.2 x 16.6 x 20.1 inches
  • Style:Compressor
  • Warranty Description:1 year limited manufacturers warranty

Features

  • High efficiency motor for easy start up in cold weather or extension cord application. [14 ga or larger, 50 feet. (15.2 m) or less]
  • 165 max PSI 6.0 gallon tank (22.7 L) and 2.6 SCFM delivered at 90 PSI pump. SCFM @ 40 PSI 3.7 SCFM
  • Power Supply 120V, 60Hz, 10 amps., universal motor. The air compressor should be located at least 12 inch away from the wall or other obstructions that will interfere with the flow of air
  • High flow regulator and couplers to maximize air tool performance
  • 75.5 dBA noise level for a quiet work setting
  • See more on Amazon...

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# TOP 1-Craftsman Cmec6150K Gallon Air Compressor 2-Porter Cable C2002 Oil Free Pancake Compressor 3-Makita Dmp180Zx Lithium Ion Cordless Inflator 4-California Air Tools Cat 1P1060S Compressor 5-Bostitch Btfp02012 Gallon Oil Free Compressor 6-Kensun Performance Portable Compressor Inflator 7-California Air Tools 8010A Lightweight 8-Porter Cable Cmb15 Oil Free Shrouded Compressor 9-Makita Mac210Q Oil Free Electric Compressor 10-Dewalt Dwfp55126 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor
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Gas Portable Air Compressors Buying Guide

David Dawson

Air pressure

Air pressure determines how well an air compressor can perform. It is measure by pounds per square inch (PSI) or cubic feet per minute (CFM). A higher level means larger volume of air the machine gives out. But you have to take a clear view of your intended purpose. A too high level of air pressure may lead to excess while low level may be not capable as you require. You can find two options when choosing the gas air compressor. Some models use oil to make the machine run smoothly and efficiently. And the others do not use any oil. The former type may not last long but they provide more maintenance.

Weight

This is an important factor when you are choosing a portable air compressor. The gas portable air compressor tends to be heavier than other models. In general cases a larger unit can be of larger tank and heavier. Meanwhile it is more expensive. The smaller models can be more portable. But it may not be of much features and great power you want. A machine with high power is capable to do large projects or any multiple tasks. But you will find them difficult to handle and transport. Pick a gas air compressor which is balanced in weight, size and power.

Tank size

The tank size matters in a lot of cases. It tells you how much air the model can hold. A larger size provides more power to support heavy duties without refilling. A frequent stop and restart can make more noise.

Noise

The gas portable air compressor can put out fairly loud noise when running. Take this factor into consideration before choosing the right one. You may find it hard to withstand the annoying noise. Or it brings complaints from others nearby. In any way this would affect your use experience. You can check the specifications on the label when shopping. Moreover you have to get to know if your local areas have some regulations on the noise level. Or the working area have ban on the usages of gas power machines.

Accessories

The gas portable air compressors can come with a variety of accessories. Different models may offer various accessories with diverse functions. They can be necessary to help your work easier and more efficient. But you have to keep in mind that do not need all of them. You may think no need for any accessory but later you need. Think about how these accessories can help you when selecting. You should know that accessories require extra cost. You can find some available in a hardware shop nearby.

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