Model # 263DLH

Internet #203245204

California Air Tools 6.3 Gal. 2 HP Steel Tank Oil-Lubricated Air Compressor

Discontinued California Air Tools

6.3 Gal. 2 HP Steel Tank Oil-Lubricated Air Compressor

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Product Overview

The California Air Tools 263DLH is a powerful 2 HP (Running/Rated) direct drive electric air compressor. The oil Lubricated Pump System is engineered for high performance and durability. The oil lubricated pump system is designed to dissipate the heat more efficiently producing less wear for a longer life. The 6.3 Gal. steel air tank with wheels is easy to transport (only 52 lbs.) and easy to move freely. The 6.3 Gal. air tank will fill (from empty to full) in less than 125 seconds. Comes complete with 1-1/4 in. quick release connector for fast operation. This air compressor delivers 3.50 CFM at 90 psi with maximum pressure of 125 psi.

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  • Powerful 2 HP motor (running/rated)
  • 6.3 Gal. steel horizontal tank
  • 125 psi maximum pressure
  • Direct drive pump/motor
  • Oil-lubricated pump for cooler running temperature and less wear
  • Large wheels for easy movement, more stability and less vibration
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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,Bolting/Wrenching,Brad Nailing/Stapling,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation,Roof Nailing,Spraying
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons)
Compressor Type
Framing & Roofing
Compressor/Air Tool Features
Handle,Tank Pressure Gauge
Decibel Rating (Outdoor)
Not Measured
Horsepower (hp)
No additional components or accessories are included
Lubrication Type
Maximum Pressure (psi)
Power Source
Product Weight (lb.)
Pump Type
Oil Lubricated
Stage Count
Single Stage
Tank Material
Tank Style
Hot Dog
Tools Product Type
Air Compressor
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

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Customer Questions & Answers

where can I get parts?

The casing cover which has the oil level window is cracked and so I wonder where I can get that part and what it would cost.
Asked by: tp7777
You can order parts thru the manufacturer {part #s are listed in instruct manual} or buy at various retailers
Answered by: SteveL
Date published: 2015-09-20

Oil lubricant differeces

We see both non-lubricant and oil lubricant. Can you tell us the difference please?
Asked by: Rick
Thank you for the interest in the California Air Tools Air Compressors. Oil lubricated air compressors require oil. The oil must be maintained to ensure proper use. Oil air compressor have a very hard time starting in cold temperatures and cannot be used on uneven surfaces. Oil-Free air compressors require no maintenance (No Oil) and can be used in cold temperatures and uneven surfaces. For more detailed information please visit our website for features and benefits. Thank you
Answered by: California Air Tools
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

6.3 Gal. 2 HP Steel Tank Oil-Lubricated Air Compressor is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant beat it I have been looking for a small compressor for some time and was comparing the CFM ratings. I found this one had pretty high CFM's and contacted the manufacturer for some additional questions. they were responsive. Have used already and it is worth every penny. I also heard oilless units don't last as long so I went with the oil lubricated unit.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice compressor. I have an 80 gallon compressor in my shop already but needed something for airing up tires and blowing off things in the garage. This one had some decent reviews and was supposed to be quiet so I picked one up after Black Friday. The compressor arrived a week later, only issue was a broken weld on one of the straps on the back of the unit (weld had no penetration on the tank). Not sure if it is supposed to be a handle or an anti-tip device. Compressor comes with oil and a quick disconnect fitting. I filled it with oil and followed the break in procedure. It is definitely quieter than the previous oilless compressor I had but it's still loud. The tank fills in about a minute and has no problems holding pressure for weeks at a time. The supplied universal quick disconnect did not work with any of the automotive or industrial hose couplings I had, ended up swapping the disconnect out for another. Only thing to watch out for is when moving the compressor don't pick it up too high off the front leg. The compressor is balanced so that if you bring the front end up too high the unit wants to continue rolling away from you putting the full weight in your carrying hand. Went to move it quickly and this caught me off guard.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs well; good performance, but some minor assembly issues The compressor requires some assembly when received (mainly attaching the wheels). This was simple enough, however, the washers included for the wheels were not correct, and until I find and install the correct ones, the wheels wobble pretty badly. Also, some of the fasteners on the housing were loose. They were easily tightened up. I'm very happy with the way the unit operates. Overall, a very good value.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price This air compressor is very well made. I was able to follow the instructions and get it up and running all by myself. It's smaller than I expected and noisier than my large very old one, but it does the job of airing tires and cleaning equipment. I don't expect to ever use it for air tools.
Date published: 2012-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compressor for the price I bought this air compressor to give painting the house a try. And boy was it worth it. It took a little bit to get the gun settings right, but that is because it was my first time spraying. The compressor itself is compact and easy to set up. Set up takes about five minutes after it is taken out of the box. It takes about a minute for it to fill up, and your ready to go. It is noisy, but still quieter than some others that I have had in the past. I painted the entire 3100 sq foot house with ease. The motor did not get too hot with constant use for about four hours at a time. It is easy to clean, and did not burn oil like I thought it would. The compressor does not come with a hose, filter, or any fittings. So these will need to be purchased separately. It does have quick connect fittings for the hose. The only down side to this compressor is that the wheels are a little shaky. But buying some shorter bolts will solve this problem. The compressor is light and easy to carry or roll when moving. I think this compressor will last a pretty god length of time, but I have only owned it for three weeks and have used it about four times to paint the house.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well spent This is what I was looking for...big enough to do the jobs around my shop , but small enough to go under a work bench... . Great recovery time . plus so much more quiet. easy to move around.....set-up was a snap , had to buy a few fittings to make it fit my tools...was missing nuts & washers to install wheels..other than that....great compressor for the money...highly recommend this one for a small work shop or DIYer...
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Air compressor I haven't had it very long. So far it is working great. Not a lot of noise as some I have had.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compressor This is really a great little compressor. Light weight and easy to move around great for my air tools and my finish nailers. Goes for hours without breaking a sweat
Date published: 2012-12-11
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