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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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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

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

Can this unit run from a horizontal position too?

Asked by: RC
Since it's not lubricated, I don't think it matters on position as there's no oil tank to worry about.
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 88.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dewalt charges a premium for their products, and most of the time, I feel the premium is justifie... Dewalt charges a premium for their products, and most of the time, I feel the premium is justified, but with this compressor, I don't feel it is. I haven't used it all that much, but I will share my first impression. All compressors are loud, and this one is no different. You'd think that someone could find a way to make a compressor that was quieter. This unit has a slow air-leak, so even if you don't use any air, it will kick on after a couple of hours. There is no good place to hang a coiled air-hose, and no place at all to store simple air tools like a spray nozzle or tire inflator. The unit is top heavy. I'm not concerned that it will tip over, but you notice the weight when you move it around. They should've mounted the compressor/motor below the tank, which would've moved the weight lower. So far, if I were buying again, I would forgo the premium price for the yellow paint, and buy something cheaper.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Compressor, Small Footprint! This compressor is awesome! All that was required to get going was two nuts and bolts for the wheels. After that, plug and go. It is not a loud compressor by any means and holds more than enough air and pressure for any home DIY job I could imagine. The wheels allow to me roll around with me if needed for any job. The best part about it is that it sits vertical. I have it in the corner of my garage and can hook straight to it with minimal obstruction. They never disappoints.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You cannot go wrong with DeWalt's craftsmanship. One thing to note that this isn't a lubricated ... You cannot go wrong with DeWalt's craftsmanship. One thing to note that this isn't a lubricated pump, so you can only run the compressor 5min at a time or it will overheat. This is a great size compressor to have in the garage or light commercial use. I used this to blow out my sprinkler system, it works beautifully.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working fine for now Was hoping this compressor would be noticeably quieter than my smaller 10 gallon, but it seems about as loud. Don't have a decibel meter so I can't verify the 78dBA rating. From a performance standpoint, however, this is exactly what I needed. It handles my air tools (impact, air ratchet, palm nailer) just without any issues and recovery time is pretty quick. The adjustment knob is easy to use and I like the fact that it can be locked in place once you have it set to the pressure you wanted. I'm also a fan of the gauges, which are large and easy to read. Build quality seems good, but I was a bit shocked to see that they used a rubber hose from the tank to regulator rather than a metal pipe. I'm also not a fan of having the drain valve on the side of the tank where the wheels are as it hangs pretty low when pulling the compressor around and gets hung up on items on the ground (garden hoses, downspout extension, garage floor drop off). But all in all, this is a good compressor and is serving me well for now.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great and is very easy to transport and move around. works great and is very easy to transport and move around.
Date published: 2016-12-09
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 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
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