Hitachi 6 gal. Oil-Free Pancake Compressor-EC510 - The Home Depot


Model # EC510

Internet # 203570187

6 gal. Oil-Free Pancake Compressor

Hitachi 6 gal. Oil-Free Pancake Compressor

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$189.00 / each


Model # EC510

Internet # 203570187

The 6 gal. Oil-Free Pancake Compressor is ideal for finish work and trim. The 6 gal. Pancake style tank has rubber feet and an easy turn drain valve. Its oil free pump will provide long life with no maintenance and because this compressor is compact and lightweight, transporting is never a problem. The EC510’s two universal quick couplers make for fast tool changes and the 145 psi of max working pressure provides for longer tool run times. By including a 25 ft. 1/4 in. diameter PVC hose with 1/4 in. NPT plug and coupler, this unit is ready for your first project right out of the box. The 6 gal. Oil-Free Pancake Compressor is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of 1-year from the original purchase date. Every Hitachi tool is designed to the highest standards and is rigorously tested for both performance and durability. Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) provides professional-grade power tools for a variety of applications, including woodwork, metalwork, concrete, drilling, cutting, and fastening. Since its inception, Hitachi has pioneered innovative technologies that have improved the quality of craftsmanship worldwide. Hitachi is a leader in power tool research and development and has achieved many firsts in the power tool industry. Today, Hitachi continues the tradition of innovation and engineering with new features in addition to classic quality.

  • 6 gal. pancake style tank has rubber feet and an easy turn drain valve
  • Its oil free pump will provide long life with no maintenance and because this compressor is compact and lightweight, transporting is never a problem
  • Two universal quick couplers make for fast tool changes and the 145 psi of max working pressure provides for longer tool run times
  • A 25 ft. 1/4 in. diameter PVC hose with 1/4 in. NPT plug and coupler are also included
  • Comes with a 1-year warranty

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Assembled Depth (in.)  16.4 in  Assembled Height (in.)  19.6 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  16.4 in 
Air Delivery SCFM @ 40PSI  2.8  Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI  2.0 
Application Use  Brad Nailing/Stapling,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing  Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons) 
Compressor Type  Building and Construction  Compressor/Air Tool Features  Handle,Oil Free Compressor 
Decibel Rating (Outdoor)  Not Measured  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  6.0 
Horsepower (hp)  1.1  Included  No additional components or accessories are included 
Lubrication Type  Oil Free  Maximum Pressure (psi)  145 
Portable  Yes  Power Source  Gas 
Product Weight (lb.)  45.3 lb  Pump Type  Oil Free 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Stage Count  Single Stage  Tank Material  Steel 
Tank Style  Pancake  Tools Product Type  Air Compressor 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  1-year limited 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 68 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product; Lacking Info Buy this product if you want to confidently install crown molding, door trim, door jambs, window trim, fascia boards, soffits, siding trim (e.g., 1x6 pine), and solid- or laminate-hardwood flooring. The Hitachi EC510 works very well for those applications. Do not expect this product to adequately power a professional-grade paint-sprayer, a texture hopper-gun, or high-torque pneumatic tools; get a higher-CFM compressor for those applications. I've been using the Hitachi EC510, with my Hitachi 15 gauge and 18 gauge nail guns, to install soft- and hard-wood materials of .25"–1.5" thickness: pine crown-molding, casings, baseboards, and jambs; solid walnut paneling and chair rails; and so on. I am very happy with the results! My rating is 4.92 stars because of a minor flaw by Hitachi and a major oversight by Home Depot. . . . HITACHI'S MINOR FLAW: The instruction manual is difficult to traverse because it's poorly outlined and written in very fine print. HOME DEPOT'S MAJOR OVERSIGHT: No CFM rating listed. (The CFM ratings for the Hitachi EC510 are 2.8 CFM @ 40 PSI and 2.0 CFM @ 90 PSI.) . . . Please... please... please! List the CFM specs for every air compressor you sell! It's probably the most important task-specific spec. For instance, the Hitachi EC510's CFM is only adequate for use with one drywall texture hopper-gun: the Wal-Board Tools "Texture-Pro 200." And that's pushing it. (Wal-Board says the gun requires 2.4 CFM @ 90 PSI.) Many of us are looking for a compressor for specific tasks; if it doesn't put out enough CFM, then we can't (or shouldn't) use it for our power tools, paint-sprayer, texture-sprayer, and so on. So, please supply customers with the CFM rating for each air compressor you sell. Everything else you do is terrific! Thanks. (-:{ January 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not up to quality I have a couple good quality Hitachi tools and would buy more. This compressor isn't up to their standard. On first startup the tank pressure gage wouldn't move. The needle was actually on the wrong side of the zero pin. The face of the gage isn't flat either, very thin. Too bad, the unit looks nice and is very sturdy. A little better quality on the gages and it would be a keeper...unless something else went wrong. Pretty noisy, but guess all oil free pancakes are. Called the "Please do not return to store, call this 800 number" and the guy said to return it to Home Depot. Ok. Ordered a a Makita. March 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor Product, Worse Customer Service My compressor worked for about 9 months then developed a leak in the manifold. After some inspection I found that there was a gasket that failed. You cannot buy the gasket though, only replace the entire manifold. Called several shops here in town, call Hitachi central office ((800) 706-7337). Basically was told sorry about your luck... April 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by not reliable works great when it's holding pressure. Unfortunately, I do two or three projects, and the control knob starts leaking air. I understand that you can remove the knob and reseat the o-ring underneath but that is a temporary fix and the problem will come back. Seems most compressors in this price range have something that's going to fail. February 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool I borrowed this tool from a cousin and I liked it. I look for the price and I couldn't find a more inexpensive place. I bought it and it's been working great since then. Can't go wrong with Hitachi Pneumatic Tools November 4, 2014
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