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Model # D55168

Internet # 100497924

Store SKU # 457084

15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor

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$389.00 /each




Model # D55168

Internet # 100497924

Store SKU # 457084

Store SO SKU # 1000489106

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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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.) 
92 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 


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 73 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Compressor I had purchased this for many purposes and presently I am using this along with my framing gun to frame my basement. I get many shots out of my gun till it kicks back in. The model listed here in the website isn't accurate as there is a Canadian version with slightly less HP at 1.6. None the less, I am very pleased with this purchase and remember to break it in prior to usage. I did the break in period for 25mins and have had no issues whatsoever. Overall, quality is great! the Yellow looks pleasant, the way it is set up is perfect and the easy quick connect is something i like. April 5, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy with my 3 previous purchases of different brands, did some research & settle on the Dewalt. What I like: 1. It has a factory-installed quick disconnect. Just plug in my air hose which is already connected to my air tool, & I am ready to go. 2. The drain valve at the bottom of the air tank has a lever-type control. Fully close & open is only 1/4 turn which eliminates guess work re how much to turn to close or open. 3. Noise level of the pump/motor is much lower than my previous compressors. 4. This is personal preference, I like the bright yellow colour with black lettering. Area which require improvement: 1. The wheels should be larger so that the air tank has more ground clearance which means anyone with larger hands can gain access to the drain valve easier January 21, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not what it seems... Has anyone tested this compressor with proper equipment? If not, here are the facts. Compressor was bought in 2012 March, 1. The specs are wrong, it's not 1.8 Hp, but 1.6 Hp. 2. CFM flow is not 5.4, but 5.0 3. Regulator is horrefic. It massively restricts air. For example; on 3/8 hose, 50 foot lenght, psi drop, as tested, was 40 PSI !!! Running a IR 1/2 inch impact (5 cfm running) , regulator had to be set at 130 PSI to see 90 PSI under load at the gun. Only connectors are at the compressor and gun, and 3/8 - 50 foot lenght hose will only see 0.4 drop in cfm. I also tested this on 3/8 IR air ratched (uses 3 cfm) and it was about the same, less than 4 psi difference. Hose is brand new and I have absolute minimum connectors (2). Gun is in top condition, air ratchet is brand new. Tested with brand new oil filled pressure gauge (0-200 psi). Absolutely no air leaks in the system, checked using soap method. This only points to very restrictive regulator. Usually very cheap unit. This compressor might be 5 SCFM, but unfortunately can't flow to deliver. It's ok for pumping up tires, running small caulking gun, maybe small nailer, but that's all it's good for. March 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Owned for over 18 mos I've owned this unit for over a year and a half now. I run it in my home shop and has been a perfect stationary unit. Fully assembled right out of the box, but leaked at a couple of connections. I simply pulled em apart, taped the threads, tightened the clamps and not a single issue since. I run a framing nail gun, paint sprayer and fill portable tanks without having to wait for it to catch up. I worked construction for many years and would have loved to have had this unit back then! September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 23, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Worked for about 11 months I bought this unit in May of 2014 because a Husky 33 gallon compressor that I bought from Home Depot a year before (almost to the day) was giving me trouble, and I didn't have time to wait for it to be repaired. Over the past year, I have enjoyed the extra psi - which makes a 15 gallon tank seem larger. The tank only has one outlet...bummer. Otherwise, I liked it but didn't expect much longevity. After all, everything costs more these days but is built cheaply. It's really no better than the Husky that went out on me. As a matter of fact, it seems that most air compressors these days don't hold up. I do like Rigid products, though, and I wish they offered a larger unit at Home Depot. I will have both compressors repaired under warranty, sell them, and go buy a two stage Ingersoll-Rand for $2K. I'm tired of working with rinky-dink compressors. April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 8, 2011
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