Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 103
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillM 10 gal. 2 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil-Free Air Compressor
I have only had this compressor a couple months so far. I use it for jobs in my garage only, that do not include any commercial type work. Having said that, I really enjoy how quiet it runs and that it can not be heard inside the house during use. I replaced a 25 gallon compressor with this one and find it keeps up with any job I have asked of it so far. It's "footprint" is small and fits into most any place one might want to use. It came on UPS, very well boxed for shipping, arriving within 5 days of when I ordered it from the Home Depot web site. Very little assembly was required ; putting on the wheels, which are solid requiring no air in them.....a plus in my book.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bowtiefever Mighty Mouse saves the day
I actually purchased two of these compressors to replace the noisy units we had from years back.
They are so loud and obnoxious sounding. This compressor is a joy to work with. It will fill up air in my truck tires or power light air tools. I bought one for my brother who has a car collection,and he loves it. It is easy to roll around and the storage of 10 gallons is enough that it doesn't cycle on/off frequently.
I would highly recommend this compressor for anyone who needs a unit for their home, job site, or small shop. It would be perfect in a race car trailer. I cannot impress upon you how quiet and efficient this compressor is. You might be paying a little more than the noisy ones, but it is well worth it.
Like the expression goes; you get what you pay for.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by druschmidt Best Compact Compressor!!
Finally had to replace my Porter Cable pancake compressor after almost 10 yrs. I choose this California Air Tools 10 gal and I'm very glad I did. I've had the compressor now for a little over a month and it has done everything I've asked it to with ease.
I'm a full time contractor and have already used this compressor to run my framing gun & trim guns (15 ga & 18 ga) as well as my 18 ga stapler. It had no trouble at all. I also build custom furniture and used it to run my gravity feed HPLV spray gun to spray polyurethane and it amazingly kept up quite well. Occasionally I had to pause for a minute to let it catch up but I out performed the Porter Cable 25 gal upright that I used to rent.
The Ultra-Quite feature is more than worth the cost on the California Air Tools compressors, I've never been able to stand next to a compressor of any brand or size and hold a conversation like I can with this compressor. No need to yell to get someone standing six feet way to hear me! That feature alone is worth the slightly higher price of this compressor compared to other ones of its size.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dodadphilip Great Purchase,
Simple to assemble, and wow, when I plugged it in and turned it on it was so quiet. I was able to talk with someone right next to me without yelling. I could barely hear it just inside the back door. So much less stress. I own two other compressor that are in various states of repair. A pancake compressor and another older unit. You can hear these all over the neighborhood.
Controls are simple and the tank size is adequate so that it will go for quite a while before it starts to pump back up. When it starts up I don't jump out of my skin from the load noise.
Quick to pressure up. Takes only a half a minute to fill from start up.
Compact and easy to move around.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ReefDynamics Don't hesitate buying this compressor!
Simply put, it's the best compressor I've used in over 30 years. I can have a conversation with my production crew standing right next to it WHILE it's cycling! Don't skimp on cheap product, get the best the first time!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frosen1 product performs flawlessly, suits my needs perfectly. Extremely pleased
Plenty of power to operate a wide variety of tools. Light weight, portable, fast recovery, solidly built. Exactly what I needed. Couldn't ask for more.
Customer service, is second to none. Had a slight issue in shipping. Called customer service, reported the dent in the dash panel. Received the part me next day!
If your In the market for a compressor, I would put this this one at the top of the list.
April 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MaineYankee A Useful and Quiet Unit
An average of three stars for two separate compressors I purchased. Not the quality you would expect, but then it is made in China.
My first order of this compressor scores a 1 star. It was shipped double boxed and arrived in really good shape. Unfortunately when I first tried to start it, the motor growled a little and there was no rotation. I used a screw driver through the LH motor fan guard and tried to rotate it CCW to no avail. I then tried to rotate it CW and moved it about 1/4 inch. I then went back to the switch and the compressor started, but made some really rude metallic noises that slowly leveled out to a small clatter. The compressor did pump up to the advertised 120 psi and shut off by design. Lowering the air pressure by draining did make the unit restart as advertised. But the little metallic clatter continued. I removed the motor LH fan guard and found a small amount of metal that was magnetic. I then removed both of the inlet filters and found metal shavings (magnetic) around an air hole in the top plate of the LH cylinder. I removed what I could with a magnet. I used the tank blown down valve and had metal fragments flying out everywhere. Not liking these findings and the continued noise in one or both cylinders, I classified it as unacceptable and returned it.
I give the 2nd unit purchased 4 stars. The unit came in a single box but was never-the-less well protected and in excellent condition. I assembled this 2nd unit and inspected both the motor armature and the inside of the cylinder intakes for foreign material and it was clean. It started just fine, pumped to 120 psi as advertised and restarted when the pressure was lowered. The operating noise is indeed impressively low. Overall the design and apparent construction is acceptable. I like the way the unit presents the gauges, pressure control knob, pressure bleed and air couplers on a "dashboard" at belt level. The pressure relief for motor start works great and helps reduce the motor starting torque requirement. I have to laugh, however, at the workmanship of the wheel mounting on the tank. As you can see by the photograph I provide, the steel bracket for the wheels must have been installed by the wife or child of the assembler, as the wheels are well out of alignment with the unit as a whole. My camera is perfectly square with the front of the compressor and the wheels are pitched to the right. It still rolls around easily and I don't really mind the poor attachment. Everything else is really good.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by larrymb fine compressor
id say this twin pump design is as good as it gets in a small oil free shop compressors it fills fast an the heads only get warn filling the tank an little to no condensation. this is a exalt air spaced twin cylinder design for a compressor it is like the BMW Boxer motor too motorcycles. it will top off 90psi to 125psi in 30 sec. you do get what you paid for here
March 5, 2013