Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drapizan 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 Iamsorrynow 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 Mariusz 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 rkr7519 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 TXThinBlueLine 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 Motonari 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 Maverick 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 Growler 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