Porter Cable Air Compressor Reviews

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Porter Cable was founded in 1906 and is currently headquartered at Jackson in Tennessee.

It is a company known for manufacturing power tools and pioneered the portable belt sander and helical drive. It is a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker.

Porter Cable manufactures a variety of air compressors available across online retail platforms. This makes it a mammoth task for you to figure out a model best suited to you.

But with help from this article, this task shouldn’t be much of a problem.

We have tried to summarise the key features and specifications of products from Porter Cable in a way which we hope will fruitfully assist you.

Porter Cable Air Compressor Reviews

Porter Cable manufactures air compressors in a variety of capacities and with different features.

Listed below is a tabular overview of said products for your convenience:

Model NoCapacity
(Gallons)
Pressure
(PSI)
Power
(hp)
CMB151.51508
PCFP020033.51358
C2004-WK41658
C200261508
PXCMPC1682066201351.6
PXCMLC1683066301351.6
PXCMC301301351.6
PXCMLC3706056601353.7
PXCMV5248069801755.2
PXCMLA4708065801554.7

Still unsure? To further assist you with your queries, we have segregated the products on the basis of capacity in gallons and included more details on each to give you more information.

Air Compressors Capacity – 1 to 20 gallons

In this section, we will look at porter cable air compressors which have capacities between 1 to 20 gallons in detail.

Model CMB15

Model CMB15 comes with a capacity of 1.5 gallons, weighs 20 pounds with a maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 8 HP.

The oil-free shrouded compressor allows for quicker recovery times between operations.

The fully covered design provides protection from hot or moving parts.

The 150 max PSI tank allows for longer run times and the oil-free pump is easy to maintain.

It is quiet in working and starts easily in cold weather as well.

It also includes a water drain valve and rubber feet for easy storage. It is suited to jobs around the house and is also very portable.

User reviews suggest that the product is fairly effective in common jobs like inflating tires and is also relatively easy to maintain.

The compact design makes it ideal for small spaces but the run time is longer than most compressors of its size.

However, the product has a tendency to tip over and the balance of the design needs to be improved.

 

Model PCFP02003

Model PCFP02003 has a capacity of 3.5 gallons, a power output of 8 HP and a maximum pressure of 135 PSI all within the portable weight of 26 pounds.

It delivers quick recovery and longer run times for your tools. The oil-free pump is durable and easy to maintain.

It is ideal for powering trim finish nailers, common inflation jobs and small framing and roofing projects. It also has a factory-installed quick coupler for quick access to regulated air.

It is also very easy to transport and store in tight spaces due to its pancake design.

User reviews suggest that the product is good for powering a variety of tools around the house and is also easy to move around given the durable rubber wheels and easy to grab handle.

However, the regulation of pressure from the tank to the hose needs to be improved according to some users.

 

Model C2004-WK

Model C2004-WK has a capacity of 4 gallons, weighs 29 pounds with a maximum pressure of 165 PSI and a power output of 8 HP.

It has an oil-free pump and is easy to maintain.

The compact design makes it easy to port across the job site and it has a 25-foot hose with a low amp motor that can start at very low temperatures.

The shroud includes a heavy-duty handle, cord wrap, and console cover to make the unit easy to carry while also protecting vital parts and covering hot or moving parts.

It also has two regulated factory-installed couplers to allow two users to use it simultaneously.

It also works on fairly low noise levels, suited to quiet work environments.

 

Model C2002

Model C2002 has a capacity of 6 gallons, weighs 30 pounds, maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 8 HP.

The pancake-style tank is stable, it has a water drain valve and rubber feet to make it easy to move and store.

The high-pressure design optimizes airflow to tools and also ensures quicker recovery time.

The oil-free pump is easy to maintain and the integrated cord wrap makes it easy to transport. Two regulated factory-installed couplers for simultaneous usage by two users.

User reviews suggest that the tank reaches maximum pressure fairly quickly and makes the product easier to use.

The hose and added accessories also make an economical choice for medium-duty jobs. However, the compressor is noisy and this needs to be improved.

 

Model PXCMPC1682066

Model PXCMPC1682066 has a capacity of 20 gallons, weighs approximately 150 pounds; it has a maximum pressure of 135 PSI and a power output of 1.6 HP.

This product has a heavy-duty induction motor for maximum performance and efficiency. It also has pneumatic tires for portability.

It also features an oil level sight window to allow for easy maintenance. It has a single-stage, oil-lubricated and Twin-v cast iron pump.

It has a full-size metal belt guard alongside a quick-set regulator.

The product features both tank and regulator gauges.

 

Air Compressors Capacity – 30 to 60 gallons

In this section, we will look at air compressors from Porter Cable with a capacity ranging from 30 to 60 gallons.

Model PXCMLC1683066

Model PXCMLC1683066 has a tank capacity of 30 gallons, a power output of 1.6 HP with a maximum pressure of 135 PSI. It weighs approximately 154 pounds.

The heavy-duty induction motor provides maximum performance and efficiency.

It has a cast-iron cylinder and crankcase alongside an oil-lubricated pump, thermally stable body of the v-twin cylinder with a cast iron valve plate.

It has automotive style bearings and stainless steel reed valves, making it a durable choice for medium-duty projects.

The tank has pneumatic tires for better portability. It also features a full-size metal belt guard and a quick set regulator.

 

Model PXCMC301

Model PXCMC301 has a capacity of 30 gallons, maximum pressure of 135 PSI and a power output of 1.6 HP. It weighs approximately 167 pounds.

It has a cast iron v-twin cylinder with an oil-lubricated pump. It also has stainless steel reed valves, automotive-style bearings, and an oil level sight window.

It has one quick coupler and a heavy-duty wire belt guard.

The distribution of weight in design gives it better balance, more portability, and maneuverability as well as ease of use.

It is quiet in operation with a heavy-duty induction motor for efficient work on the job site.

The product is also ASME certified and comes with pneumatic wheels.

 

Model PXCMLC3706056

Model PXCMLC3706056 has a high capacity of 60 gallons, weighs247 pounds, has a maximum pressure of 135 PSI and a power output of 3.7 HP.

It has a heavy-duty 240 V induction motor for maximum efficiency and performance.

The high capacity tank provides for longer run times in powering tools like ratchets, spray guns, impacts, and hammers.

It has a cast iron twin cylinder pump and the tank is ASME certified.

It can work on synthetic oil for optimum performance and increased longevity.

The pressure gauges are large and easy to read.

 

Air Compressors Capacity – over 60 gallons

In this section, we can explore Porter Cable’s 80-gallon air compressors in more detail.

Model PXCMV5248069

Model PXCMV5248069 has a capacity of 80 gallons, weighs 471 pounds; has a maximum pressure of 175 PSI and a power output of 5.2 HP.

It is well suited to medium and heavy-duty jobs in the workplace. It can power more than one tool at a time and delivers an industrial-grade performance.

The motor is also an industrial class and comes with thermal overload protection.

The wire form belt guard improves compressor cooling and the product comes with a tank pressure gauge alongside on/off switches for easy and convenient use.

 

Model PXCMLA4708065

Model PXCMLA4708065 has a capacity of 80 gallons, a power output of 4.7 HP and a maximum pressure of 155 PSI. It weighs approximately 346 pounds.

It is a high airflow, single-stage compressor ideal for powering ratchets, hammers, and spray guns. The 155 PSI maximum pressure optimizes tool performance.

It can also be used to power impacts.

It comes with easy to read pressure gauges and can work on synthetic oil for maximum performance and durability.

This product has a vertical design and full metal belt guard to make for easy storage and handling despite the bulky size.

 

Summary

With this article, we hope we have given you enough information to make an informed choice when it comes to investing in an air compressor from Porter Cable.

Depending on the type of jobs you require the compressor for, these collated reviews should help you choose a model best suited to your needs,

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

About Ronald Harris

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