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California Air Tools

Model # 1610A

Internet # 202977397

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

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The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$194.00 /box



Model # 1610A

Internet # 202977397

The California Air Tools 1610A Ultra Quiet Air Compressor is designed to be one of the quietest air compressors in the industry having only 60 decibels of sound. This air compressor makes less sound than a normal conversation (65 decibels). The powerful 1 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 (35 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 60 decibels
  • Oil-free pump for less maintenance and repair costs
  • 1.6 Gal. rust-free aluminum tank
  • Lightweight for easy transporting - 35 lbs.
  • Powerful 1 HP (rated /running) 2 HP (peak) motor
  • 3.80 CFM at 40 psi and 2.35 CFM at 90 psi/maximum pressure - 120 psi
  • 2-pressure control gauges/one 1/4 in. universal quick connector
  • Low amp draw - 7.6-amps/less heat - dissipates heat more efficiently
  • Extra-large dual piston pump for increased compression
  • Thermal overload protector/less time to fill the tank - only 60 seconds
  • Low vibration - motor speed of 1680 RPM
  • Extra-long pump life of over 3000 hours
  • Oil-free pump allows you to use in different temperatures and terrains
  • Easy to use ball drain valve
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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Air Delivery SCFM @ 40PSI 
Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI 
Amperage (amps) 
Application Use 
Air Brushing,Blow Cleaning,Brad Nailing/Stapling,Finish Nailing,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation 
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons) 
Compressor Type 
Light Duty 
Compressor/Air Tool Features 
Handle,Oil Free Compressor,Tank Pressure Gauge 
Decibel Rating (Outdoor) 
60 dBA 
Horsepower (hp) 
No additional components or accessories are included 
Lubrication Type 
Oil Free 
Maximum Pressure (psi) 
Power Source 
Product Weight (lb.) 
35 lb 
Pump Type 
Dual Piston 
Stage Count 
Single Stage 
Tank Material 
Tank Style 
Hot Dog 
Tools Product Type 
Air Compressor 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited 1 Year 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 71 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Super Quiet I needed a very quiet air supply to run a test stand. Did and internet search and found this Ultra Quiet Compressor at Home Depot. I had my doubts, but when I turn it on the first time "WOW". You can easily talk around while it's running. June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great price on a very good product The compressor arrived a few days earlier than the projected date, was in great shape out of the box (could have been packed with a bit more packing cushion), runs as advertised. It is quieter than most small compressor/tank combinations which is why I made the purchase. The price was an incentive and I really appreciate its design. I haven't had it long enough to comment on its durability or how long it will last since I will be using it for hobby airbrushing projects. I am sure it will perform better and longer than another bargain priced compressor/tank combo that I had. June 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nice compressor but very poor build quailty It is really a shame today the way manufacturers produce there items. I have read a few reviews people put online but I assumed it was only a few units. When I got mine I could see right away they where right. The bottom feet are connected to a 3 inch wide by what seems to be 1/16th strip a metal that bends like a piece of paper. There is tank bracket that is at least 1/4 inch short and they just tightened the bolt to it and left the gap, The welds look like a first year student did them and nothing is square and straight. If this is all you can afford well it will work but it you can spend a little more get the ROLAIR unit I think I will be sending mine back , May 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet Excellent buy and noise level is excellent. It is made in China and that is obvious with the nuts and bolts and alignment of the welding joints. As some have said, "replaced all their hardware with 1/4 x 20 with lock nuts" because one bolt and nut was loose when I turned it on. Otherwise it is perfect for my wood shop application. I hope the hours advertised on the compressor part are accurate. I appreciate the quick refill after reaching the 90 lb restart pressure. May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QUIET NICE! Yes, it is QUIET and NICE. It is a very good replace for my 20 Gallon compressor that I no longer needed. The HD sale for this item pushed me over the top. I use it mainly for cleaning and for airing up car and bicycle tires and it handles those tasks easily. May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ultra quiet compressor Very Quiet and well pleased Running it in basement and not to loud that you can carry on conversation /\. Refill is 60 seconds on tank to bad home depot does not stock this item. March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Compressor Fast, quiet, light. Perfect for all interior work. Light framing. Siding May 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice compressor but pay attention to what comes in the box My compressor arrived in good shape with excellent packaging. It started up easily and ran smoothly and quietly. The unit does not shake when in service and it is quiet enough to speak in a normal voice while standing next to it and still be heard. It is also lightweight and easy for me (female) to carry around. Please note: the only item in the box other than the compressor is an air filter. If needed you are required to purchase air hose, couplings, accessory tools, and such separately. April 22, 2014
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