Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 214
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Smilodon1 Good compressor, however...
This compressor is just as quiet as advertised and mine worked well for a couple of years. One day it just stopped. I contacted California Air Tools to find out where to get it repaired and was told there's no one around where I live that can take care of it. Too bad, so sorry. End of story. For this reason I'll only give it three stars even though the compressor, when it worked, was excellent. As far as value is concerned, I didn't realize I was getting a disposable compressor when I purchased it. So, the value to me is poor.
August 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Holstein Horrible outgassing
The wheels and front bumper have the worst outgassing I've ever experienced. The quiet operation of the motor is defeated by the fact that the compressor cannot be brought indoors with the wheels on. Buy new wheels on your dime or drag it around. The wheels will truly fog out a room with a chemical odor. The manufacturer has ignored repeated attempts to contact them regarding the issue. Although HD has discontinued this product, I'd be wary of purchasing any of CAT's products.
August 4, 2016
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 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 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 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 DavidMc Worth it for the quiet
This is a great compressor for use around the house. I used it to operate a roofing nail gun and to fill a car tire, and it performed just fine. I would not throw it in the back of a truck or trailer without protecting it somehow.
I had a brief scare when I left the compressor unplugged with a leaky air hose connected. The tank pressure dropped to the point where the spring-loaded valve on the water trap opened and started hissing. It was a little unnerving to have an air compressor spontaneously start hissing, but I was relieved when I figured out what was going on. Now I leave the air hose disconnected when not in use.
A couple reviewers have complained about the wheels rubbing on the tank. I think it might be due to installing the wheels backward (the wheels are not symmetrical). I've included a picture of how I installed the wheels on my unit, and they haven't rubbed at all.
July 15, 2013