Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 109
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LegacyFloors SO quiet, and full of power for almost any construction job.
This little guy has a TON of power, and purrs with a nice easy rumble. I have owned at least 5 of the popular pancake compressors over the years, and aside from literally scaring my customers, I was tired of putting them in the closet because the sound was deafening and causing me unneeded stress. A quiet compressor was what I wanted most, and this Makita does not disappoint. It can run my hardwood nailer and 2 pinners at the same time (with a splitter not included) all day long every day. Max psi seems to be about 120, so the only thing it does not do well is a roofing nailer. Other tradesmen will stop and comment on how quiet it is, and you can even have a conversation over it. My only complaint is that it's a bit on the heavy side, and the feet leave black marks on the floor underneath. Just be sure to put something under it.
Not a deal breaker. This is still the best compressor I've owned, and I'd buy it again. I put a water filter on mine and be sure to change the oil when needed (once every 9 months or so).
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ROBERT PERFECT JUST WHAT I NEEDED
THIS LITTLE COMPRESSOR IS JUST WHAT I NEED
IT IS VERY QUIET IT PUMPS UP FAST
SO FAR I HAVE USED IT TO AIR UP TIRES AND OPERATE MY FINISH NAILER
I WOULD HAVE TO SAY SO-FAR-SO-GOOD
October 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lilly Great compressor.
My shop is in the basement so noise is important. This unit is MUCH quieter than my previous (Craftsman), which is still working but began discharging sparks and blowing my circuit breaker.
Worked great right out of the box after recommended break in procedure. Quickly reaches desired psi. Wish it came with wheel cart, but I have adapted my old wheels to it. Yes, I would buy this again.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodworks great buy
Heavier than expected but can still lift up stairs easier. Very quiet, I was suprised! This compressor sustained a smaller spray gun(H.V.L.P.) while spraying 3 small garage doors. I can run my framing gun all day long as well. The color is beautiful and matches my chop saw. LOL
March 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dal2254 happy with the hot dog
Fits into a tight ispace on my boat with room to spare. Does not trip the inverter like the last compressor did on startup. Use it for small repair jobs, inflating boat toys and running the air horns. I was also able to tie in an additional regulator to take air from a much smaller 12 volt air compressor. No leaks, very quite and it comes up to 115 lbs very quickly.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyGuy Makita 2.6 Gal Air Compressor
I have only owned this compressor for one month so time will tell how well this compressor performs. I ordered the compressor online through Home Depot and had it delivered to my local store for pick-up; It arrived in perfect condition. This must be one of the quietest compressors I have used. My finish nailers work great and I have good control over the depth of drive for consecutive nailings and the motor recharges quickly. The compressor is heavy, but it has a good sturdy handle and it does not walk at all during initial charging. I think this is going to be a great long lasting air compressor.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leviticus41 Makita MAC700 review
I have had the MAC700 for a while now and I must say it is a "little giant". It is not loud, I was running it for the 30 min break in run and I carried on a conversation for 5-10 mins and did not have to raise my voice. Also it fills up pretty quickly and just as an FYI my daughter put a toy on it while it was running during the break in period and the vibration was so little that her Barbie did not rattle off the plastic shroud so not a lot of vibration. I did a fair amount of research before buying it and I'm very pleased with my purchase so if you are thinking of buying this and your unsure let me say I'm very happy with mine. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying this compressor she is a stout performer.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fropipcd High Quality Oil-Lube Air Compressor
I researched air compressors for several months before deciding on this little Makita. So far, I am very happy with my decision. It costs more than most oil-free or oil-lube compressors of similar size, but the quality is outstanding. It is much quieter than I expected! Because of its small tank, it probably runs more often than one with a larger tank, but the large piston enables it to recover fast, and I doubt the overall run-time is any greater. It's the perfect size and weight for my needs. The instruction brochure is adequate. Also, I was pleased that oil was included, though I had bought some just in case it hadn't been. As with all new air compressors, it is important to run the compressor for a break-in period before closing the tank drain valve, allowing it to build up pressure. And of course, one must drain the tank of moisture build-up after each use to prevent rusting out the tank.
March 25, 2015