Model # 1650A

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California Air Tools 1.6 Gal. 1/2 HP Ultra-Quiet and Oil-Free Aluminum Tank Air Compressor
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California Air Tools

1.6 Gal. 1/2 HP Ultra-Quiet and Oil-Free Aluminum Tank Air Compressor

$197.35 /box

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The California Air Tools 1650A Ultra Quiet Air Compressor is designed to be one of the quietest air compressors in the industry having only 56 dB of sound. This air compressor makes less sound than a normal conversation (65 dB). The powerful 1/2 HP motor operates at only 1680 RPM creating less noise and less wear. The Oil-Free Dual Piston Pump System is engineered for high performance and durability. The 1.6 Gal. aluminum air tank is lightweight (31 lbs.) and rust resistant making it very easy to transport and store. This air compressor is ideal for anyone working where noise is a major issue.

  • Ultra quiet only 56 dB
  • Oil-free pump for less maintenance and repair costs
  • 1.6 Gal. rust-free aluminum tank
  • Lightweight for easy transporting - 31 lbs.
  • Powerful 1/2 HP (rated/running) 1 HP (peak) motor
  • 1.90 CFM at 40 psi and 1.10 CFM at 90 psi/maximum pressure 120 psi
  • 2-pressure control gauges/one 1/4 in. universal quick connector
  • Low amp draw - 4.5 Amp
  • Less heat - dissipates heat more efficiently
  • Extra-large dual piston pump for increased compression /extra-long pump life of over 3000 hours
  • Thermal overload protector/less time to fill the tank - only 90 seconds
  • Low vibration - motor speed of 1680 RPM
  • Oil-free pump allows you to use in different temperatures and terrains
  • Easy to use ball drain valve
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Will this work with a floor nailer?

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February 27, 2016
I'd like to use this with a blind nailer
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February 29, 2016
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Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools Ultra Quiet Air Compressors.
We recommend that you check the CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) air requirement for your nail gun to operate properly.
The CAT1650A (1/2 hp) air volume is most likely too small for a flooring nailer.
You should look at a 2.0 Hp, CAT-4620A) model for flooring, roofing or framing nail guns. 5.30 CFM @ 90 PSI.
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February 28, 2016
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Yes, the unit will work with that tool.
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what size quick connect do i need for this compressor? Do you keep the connections in stock?

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September 8, 2014
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The California Air Tools Air Compressors have a 1/4" Female Universal or Industrial Quick Connect Hose Connector.
You will need a 1/4" Male Universal or Industrial Quick Connect Hose Connector to connect to your hose to connect to the air compressor
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The connections are standard 1/4" threads, there are many different styles of couplers. While im sure that Home Depot does carry the quick connect fitting that will work, best to buy the coupler/disconnects as a matching set, that way you are sure that they will work.Personally i took off the coupler and connected a recoil hose directly to the regulator. The coupler that came with it looked cheap Read More
The connections are standard 1/4" threads, there are many different styles of couplers. While im sure that Home Depot does carry the quick connect fitting that will work, best to buy the coupler/disconnects as a matching set, that way you are sure that they will work.Personally i took off the coupler and connected a recoil hose directly to the regulator. The coupler that came with it looked cheap though. Read Less
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Powerful enough to blow out water line to auto pool filler for winterizing ?

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August 1, 2016
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Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Air Compressors.
We suggest a 1.0 Hp model for winterizing.
The most popular for this purpose is the California Air Tools 5510SE.
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How does this model compare to the slightly pricier CAT1610? Could it be used for light framing with most guns?

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February 2, 2016
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Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Air Compressors.
The CAT-1650A is a 1/2 Hp 1.6 gal. Ultra Quiet Air Compressor that produces 1.10 CFM @ 90 PSI.
The CAT-1610A is a 1.0 Hp 1.6 gal. Ultra Quiet Air Compressor that produces 2.35 CFM @ 90 PSI.
Please check the CFM requirement of your nail gun.
The air compressor needs to produce more CFM (air) than the nail needs
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Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Air Compressors.
The CAT-1650A is a 1/2 Hp 1.6 gal. Ultra Quiet Air Compressor that produces 1.10 CFM @ 90 PSI.
The CAT-1610A is a 1.0 Hp 1.6 gal. Ultra Quiet Air Compressor that produces 2.35 CFM @ 90 PSI.
Please check the CFM requirement of your nail gun.
The air compressor needs to produce more CFM (air) than the nail needs to operate.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good size easy to operate Use this to demo in environments that need quiet. Can easily carry on conversations when compressor is powering up to 100PSI. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Buy Lightweight and quiet Easy to use Great buy.. could not recommend it more than I do .. I first saw one that a friend had and was amazed at how quiet it was and powerful too May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great compressor for the cost!! I had been researching this compressor for some time before purchasing it. Everything I had heard is true, this is a great set up. I am an avid model builder and I do a lot of airbrushing. My set up with this brush will switch between 2 well known brand airbrushes, one with a .3 needle and the other with a .2, both airbrushes function very well with this compressor. I have already got several hours of operation with this compressor and I have not been disappointed, it has a fast refill rate, and I am able to spray without loss of pressure while the tank refills, this is huge for me as I do a lot of detail airbrushing and fluctuations in psi have been problematic in the past with other compressors I have owned. As you can see from the photos, the compressor sits in the room with me. While it is running I am able to have a conversation with my wife, and I can work into the wee hours of the night without waking my wife or children up. The layout of the regulator was a bit frustrating, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a few extra fittings. I like to run a water trap on my air compressor and getting everything to line up was a bit finicky, but once set it is working great. The compressor is also surprisingly lite and easy to transport. Set was a snap and the overall craftsmanship seems quite solid. Overall I am very happy with this compressor and I expect it to give me many years of service! May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by California air tool. I love it. Perfect for my crafting area. Not too big. Adjustable pressure and can use in the house and still have a conversation. December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great with Shoebox compressor !!! This compressor is quiet and cycles like a dream. I fill my portable air tank with it and hook it to my Shoebox compressor to fill my 4500 psi tanks for my air rifles.The controls,fittings and gauge are sweet. Buy it now. It is shipped from California. Worth a little wait !!! September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good little compressor It was all set up ready to use, Need a job to use it now... January 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for your airbrushing needs. After doing many reviews on different air compressors, i decided on this model from California Air. Its compact shape allows easy placement in your studio and is very stable.Its a little louder than my old small compressor,which is smaller in size and performance.After considering what i will mainly be spraying and looking at the specs on different models, i decided this one would fulfill my needs quite well.The 1.6 gal. tank hold plenty enough air for me to spray around 30 psi for a fair amount of time before the compressor kicks in to refill the tank.Which doesn't take very long at all, this keeps the compressor from heating up and laboring.The low amp draw and low db lvls allows me to run this next to my drawing table without disturbing anyone.The new drain valve is a breeze to use, so keeping the tank free from moisture isnt a chore anymore.While this is the smallest model , it more than keeps up with what i need it for. I foresee a very long and prosperous future ahead woth this compressor. Home Depot shipped my order quickly and it was double boxed so it arrived in great shape.I would definitely recommend this compressor to anyone looking for a good airbrushing compressor that will last them a long time and not be very loud when running also.While its not a true silent compressor,. it also only cost about a 1/3 of a silent one also.Consider this compressor an investment in your airbrushing career, you wont be disappointed. August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great compressor Best air compressor to use inside, very quiet running and recovers fast, for what I use it for February 25, 2014
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