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DEWALT 15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor


15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor

  • Ideal for use with pneumatic tools, nailers, & Staplers
  • 200 MAX PSI, & 5 SCFM @90PSI for more stored air & quick recovery
  • Oil-free pump eliminates need for maintenance
$38900 /each
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Product Overview

The DEWALT 15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor is ideal for sanding with a dual-action sander (not included), fastening with impact wrenches and ratchet wrenches (not included) and lacquer spraying using a spray gun (not included). The air compressor features a strong 1.6 HP electric engine and a durable steel tank. The air compressor's pump is oil- and maintenance free for convenience. Automatic start/stop operation and a dual-purpose handle make the air compressor easy to use.

  • 1.6 HP electric engine gets the job done
  • High-pressure motor with consistent draw requirements can be run with a 12-Gauge or higher extension cord that is under 50 ft.
  • 200 PSI maximum pressure enables long air-tool run time
  • Delivers 5 SCFM at 90 PSI for quick recovery time
  • Oil-free, maintenance-free pump is convenient
  • 78 dBA operational-noise level for a quiet and safe work environment
  • Automatic start/stop operation offers safe and easy use
  • 15 Gal. steel tank is durable
  • Pneumatic wheels and a compact design for portability and easy transport
  • Dual-purpose handle protects the compressor and works as a hose wrap
  • ETL listed
  • 2 in. gauge allow for an easy to read surface
  • Wide track, semi-pneumatic tires allow for additional stability, easy movement, and no tire maintenance
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Info & Guides

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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,Cutting,Drilling,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Grinding,HVLP Painting,Hobby Painting,Inflation,Sanding,Spraying,Surface Prep
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons)
Compressor Type
Garage & Industrial
Compressor/Air Tool Features
Handle,Oil Free Compressor,Tank Pressure Gauge
Decibel Rating (Outdoor)
78 dBA
Horsepower (hp)
No additional components or accessories are included
Lubrication Type
Oil Free
Maximum Pressure (psi)
Power Source
Product Weight (lb.)
Pump Type
Oil Free, Maintenance Free
Stage Count
Single Stage
Tank Material
Tank Style
Tools Product Type
Air Compressor
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
30 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 1 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

So you don't have to refill it with air?

Asked by: Tgray
Its a compressor, it generates its own air inside the 15 gallon tank
Answered by: jwilli
Date published: 2016-12-09

Can this compresser remove lug nuts

Or work on cars
Asked by: BBB
Yes, assuming you have the proper impact gun rating.
Answered by: Jimmy
Date published: 2016-12-13

Which air hose shall I use with this air conpressor?

3/8" or 1/4" for 50 ft
Asked by: crazydiyer
Dont make the mistake I did and buy the PVC hose its stiff just like a pressure washer hose. Buy the the Hybrid hose more flexible.
Answered by: Scott
Date published: 2017-07-09

Is this made in America, by DeWalt, or is it a Chinese produced, liscensed by Dewalt Product?

Asked by: Lurch
Nope, unfortunately it's made in China until you step into the $1,000+ DeWalt line.
Answered by: Jimmy
Date published: 2016-12-13
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Customer Reviews

15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was going to buy a 30 Gal tank with Cast Iron V Compressor but I went with this one instead. I... I was going to buy a 30 Gal tank with Cast Iron V Compressor but I went with this one instead. Im able to run my Orbital Sanders and Tools almost continuously and the unit keeps up and its supper quite compared to my pancake compressor. The units stays cool after several hours of continuous run time. Wow Im impressed.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was amazing I loved this little guy but didnt have a use for it. Sad but true
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most bang for the buck! I owned a CH compressor for years but it took up a lot of space and, although on wheels, was difficult to maneuver. All of my portable tools are Dewalt; you can't go wrong with the quality. I also purchased the 50' reel and zip tied it to the handle bars. Loose hose gets abused, run over, etc. I use this for everything from sand blasting to closing the swimming pool for the winter (clearing water lines) where more air volume is needed. Quiet is relative - but it's quieter than the portable CH compressor I kept. I impressed by the speed at which this compressor fills the tank.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compressor! I purchased this compressor about a month ago. I wanted to use it a few times before I wrote my review. When it's turned on, it takes about 5 minutes to go from 0 psi to full load. Though the instructions say it only goes to 200lbs, mine seems to run till it's around 210 psi. The compressor kicks on when the tank pressure goes below 180 psi, so there is never a lack of pressure in the tank. I used this compressor to run a 375lb Husky 1/2 Impact wrench to rotate my tires yesterday. I was able to take roughly 9 lug nuts off before the compressor kicked on. But my impact wrench runs on 90 psi, so I probably could have done all 4 wheels without needing it to run again. It's easily portable, works well, and has the capacity and pressure of compressors twice it's size. I would definitely recommend this compressor to anyone that needs to power mechanic's air tools, nail guns, or a paint sprayer.
Date published: 2011-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Compressor After MUCH research, reading reviews, driving around looking at compressors in this price range - this Dewalt air compressor is really good. The big shock was it is Made In The USA. Wow! How did that happen? All the others are China, and it was obvious. Build quality on this one is excellent. Quite surprising and a relief. Purchased, got it home, box pulls straight up and compressor is standing there at attention ready to plug in and go to work. No assembly or having to read China-english instructions on how to put it together with all that cheezy hardware and cheezy nuts and bolts. Already assembled, and correctly too. Powered up and it only takes a few minutes to fill tank. Gauges and all attached hardware are very good - not the apparent cheapo stuff found on others in price range. Regulator is far better than others in price range. This unit is not noisy at all. Far less noisy than same size I have owned for 15 years that is red. In fact, this Dewalt is at least half as noisy. Impressed how fast it fills tank. It also keeps air tools going with lots less wait time for tank to charge. Looses less than 10 lbs air in a 24 hour period with good hose attached. Air loss is negligible in 24 hours with no hose attached. Have not had this for very long, so hoping it will last as well as I think it will. I rarely write reviews, but this compressor compelled me to do so. It is impressive compared to ALL the others in price range. If you are looking for a good air compressor in this price range - this is the one. I'm surprised Home Depot does not tout this being Made In USA. They should. Good job!
Date published: 2012-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well, but beware I have owned this compressor for a few years, and use it very little. I went out to my shop to use it, only to discover the pressure valve handle had self destructed, apparently throwing its innards around the shop. You can't just replace the valve, you have to replace the whole assembly. The assembly costs about 25% of the cost of the entire compressor. It's a good design, and a great asset for the garage, but I am concerned about Dewalt's decision to have their products built in China.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked for 4 years then failed I'm a very light user. Worked for about 3 years until the pump started overheating and tripping my 20amp circuit breaker. I started smelling a bad odor coming from the unit. It finally stopped running all together. My local DeWalt repair shop quoted $210 to replace the motor. The DeWalt looked nice. Tires were sturdy and felt solid. No place to store accessories. I thought the motor should have lasted a few years longer due to the light usage and proper storage.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All the power you'll need I have owned this compressor for over 3 years now...guess it's time for a review. I use nail guns, impact wrenches, a sand blaster, die grinder, ratchets and even paint small projects like riding mowers and attachments with a HVLP spray gun. It also travels easily - I can put it in the back of my truck by myself and have even rescued friends with flat tires on more than one occasion. Unless you're planning to open an auto body or tire shop this compressor has you covered with more than enough power to run nearly anything the home shop or DIYer will ever need. I haven't had the first problem with mine, and if it dies tomorrow I will go buy another without hesitation. Very important - Follow the instructions for first use and let it run for 15 minutes with the tank drain open to break it in and ALWAYS drain the tank when finished so it doesn't rust out.
Date published: 2013-09-05
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