Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 212
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Great Low Capacity Compressor
Great for tire and toy inflation. If you have very limited needs for compressed air, it fills quickly (120sec to 120lbs) and is quiet (for a compressor). You could definitely have this unit in a community area and carry on conversation and not be irritated by the level of the noise.
I did return this unit for a 2 HP 10 GAL unit only due to the limited capacity of this unit.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Finally, I found a very quiet air compressor
I bought this product because it was very quiet and the 6.3 gallon tank had the capacity that I needed.
This compressor will be primary used for blowing water out of the nooks and crevices of a recently washed car. It works great.
I will also use this compressor to fill high PSI tires (light duty truck and travel trailer).
I also like the compact size of this compressor. The pancake style of compressors that Home Depot carried in store were too wide for my storage considerations.
My only complaint was that I had to bend over too much to move the compressor. I am 6 foot.
I had to order this product online. Chose Home Depot because if I did not like it, I could return it. Too bad that Home Depot does not carry it in store.
July 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jewelry best option, but still 'loud'
I am using this air compressor in a retail environment. When it kicks on, it is 'loud' as one might expect an air compressor to be, but it is still the quietest unit I've ever worked with. One can carry on a conversation within a few feet of it running. Perhaps some further modification might quiet it more? I've removed the plastic shielding from the cooling fins and that did reduce some vibration noise. The wheels may come off next.... I'm sure this is against the manufacturers recommendations so one assumes the liability form there out....
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cabinetman compressor
Small,compact, and very quiet. Can carry on a conversation with no problem.
March 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LesterT Cat-6310 Air Compressor
After much research, I purchased the 6310 primarily due to statements about how quiet it is. I have an older pancake air compressor that I don't like because it's so loud, and I thought this unit would be a pleasant improvement. I unboxed it, installed the wheels and air filter, then turned it on. It was much louder than expected. It only took a second to realize that one of the gauges was apparently damaged during shipping and it was barely still connected to the unit. It rattled so loudly that any sound savings from the quiet engine were lost. If I held onto the gauge to stop the rattling, then yes, this is a very quiet machine. I returned it and got my money back.
December 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FearNoART Great, affordable replacement Compressor
My original compressor made by SilentAire broke after only 3 short years of intermittent use. Needing a replacement rather quickly, I came across the California Air tools line. I needed a quiet compressor as I use it indoors, and although this one still makes noise, it is pretty quiet! It also puts out great pressure and the wheels make it easy to use around the studio. The only downside was the 1/4 universal adapter...it wasn't "universal" for fitting my spray gun, but a quick run to the hardware store and $1.50 later, the compressor works great. Even has a light indicator to show that the fuse is working!
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KingRichard The best tool I own.... my California Air Compressor
Incredibly quiet and lightweight with quality material.
The setup and user instructions were smartly written.
I keep mine in the house for safety. Garage too tempting to crooks.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 19Wilder LOVE IT
I purchased this compressor, mainly because the description stated it runs quiet. It does just that. I am very pleased with its performance, as I have just started using it, I find no negative issues at this time.
February 11, 2016