California Air Tools

Model # 3010

Internet # 203003949

3 Gal. 1 HP Ultra Quiet and Oil Free Air Compressor

$219.00 /box



Model # 3010

Internet # 203003949

The California Air Tools 3010 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 make less noise than a normal conversation (65 decibels). The powerful 1 HP motor operates at only 1680 RPMS creating less noise and less wear. The Oil-Free Dual Piston Pump System is engineered for high performance and durability. The 3-Gal. steel pancake air tank is lightweight (46 lbs.) 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 cost
  • 3 steel pancake tank
  • Lightweight for easy transporting 46 lbs.
  • Powerful 1 HP (rated/running) 2 HP (peak)
  • 3.80 CFM at 40 psi - 2.35 CFM at 90 psi
  • Maximum pressure - 120 psi
  • 2-pressure control gauges - one 1/4 universal quick connector
  • Low amp draw - 7.6-amps/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 85 seconds
  • Low vibration, motor speed of 1680 RPMS
  • 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,Framing Nailing,HVLP Painting,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.) 
46 lb 
Pump Type 
Dual Piston 
Stage Count 
Single Stage 
Tank Material 
Tank Style 
Tools Product Type 
Air Compressor 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 


Power Source: Electric
Decibel Rating (Outdoor): 60 dBA
Brand: California Air Tools
Lubrication Type: Oil Free
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons): 3 - 6
Maximum Pressure (psi): 120
Compressor Type: Light Duty
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Will the compressor run a framing nailer

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Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools 3010 Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Air Compressor.
Can you please tell us the CFM your framing nailer requires?
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great compressor for airbrushing I purchased the compressor to use in my studio for airbrushing. It is much quieter than my previous unit, as well as compact and well built. This is not a completely "quiet" compressor, but one can easily carry on a conversation while the motor is running. Overall a very good product for a very attractive price. February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for a little workshop The compressor was delivered promptly. It was easy to set up, and I am very pleased with it so far. It's amazingly quiet, which I really needed for my workshop. Sound really bounces around in there, but the compressor doesn't sound too loud at all. July 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best thing I have ever bought. This is the best $300 I've ever spent. When I bought this I was switching down from a 2 HP 20 Gal air compressor because noise and oil fumes were a problem. This compressor is extremely quiet. I run it inside my studio - which is a room inside my house. It creates very little noise, no smell and no fumes. I can run it on the same fuse with multiple other pieces of equipment (my old compressor had to be set up on it's own fuse). It's a nice compact design that I can tuck under a table. It provides smooth consistent air without the heavy chug my old compressor would create when it switched on and off (something that is important to me because I'm running it with sensitive equipment). It delivers the PSI and CFM minimums my equipment requires (something that's hard to find in a compressor this small. This was the only one on the market that met those specs so it's worth it for that alone). All I can say is what a difference! I highly recommend this product. March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OMG quiet doesnt describe this unit. fantastic unit. a little expensive , to comparable units but worth every penny. super quiet and does the job , I can work right next to the compressor and still hold a conversation with someone . January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unbelievably quiet The machine required no assembly at all. I plugged it in and was amazed at how quiet it was. I probably should have gotten a larger capacity, but that's my fault. I will probably order a bigger one for my garage. July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth Every Penny I have been through several small compressors from harbor freight to cambell. This one is worth every penny, it is super quiet, you dont even notice it running. It pumps up to full 125 psi in about 60 seconds from an empty tank. Tires fill in no time and it runs small air tools easily. If you are looking for a small compressor this is the one, zero regrets on spending the extra cash. January 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good experience The product was as per our expectations. The compressor was pretty quite as compared to our previous purchase June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pancake Compressor This machine is as quiet as advertized. You can talk easily while this is running. The design and quality of the components are appearant right out of the box. Its convenient and does a very respectable job. Its a lot easier to use than my thirty gallon wheel-about portable. It's a good choice at a reasonable price. November 5, 2013
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