Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 152
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Engineer Great little compressor
Opened shipping box at store, absolutely no damage of any kind. Brought home and followed start up/break in directions and several days later put it to work with a brad nailer. Works fine, reasonably quiet and plenty of psi! Would be nice if t was 20lbs lighter. Option to add wheels would be nice.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeInHB MAC 700 Compressor Review
I purchased this ship to store, delivered on time to Home Depot. I got it on sale for $175. This is a solidly built unit, weighing around 50 pounds. Another reviewer had posted excellent set up and break-in instructions which are better than the ones included. There are several helpful online videos as well.
Remove temporary white oil filler cap. Fill the oil only to the red dot on the clear oil level indicator. Install black filler cap. Do not over tighten and do not use thread tape. Install the silver air filter, using thread tape. Open the air valve at the bottom of the tank all the way, run for 20 minutes and you are done! I changed out the oil as it was a bit dirty afterwards.
The unit comes up to pressure quickly via the big bore 2 HP motor, and is much quieter than non-oiled compressors. It takes about a minute to get to 130 PSI. I use it mostly for filling the tires on my boat trailer, as an air blower and it works great. I always empty the tank when done. It has a 2.6 gallon tank, so it’s not really suited for high volume air tools, but it is perfect for someone that needs a quality unit that does not take up much space. It fits on the bottom shelf under my work bench. A 50 foot air hose reaches everything.
Over all, this is a great unit. My only minor issue was when I went to go pick it up, the clerk brought it out with the box upside down. This caused some left over oil from factory testing to leak past the temporary oil filler plug and it got under the motor cover. Otherwise the unit came in perfect condition.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by al Air compressor
Have not any issues so far
July 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BodeT Switch issues
Owned this compressor for about 6 months and have only a few hours use on it. Now, it doesn't turn on and looking at online blogs see that this appears to be an ongoing problem with this model. Under warranty but still a pain to have to take it to the repair center. Luckily I have other compressors to use. I was thinking of replacing one of my older twin tank compressors with a twin tank Makita but now I'm more than a little hesitant.
July 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tech1 Excellent quality air compressor
The Makita MAC700 air compressor that I ordered from Home Depot is of superior quality. It is manufactured in Taiwan which has similar quality values relative to the United States and Japan. If you are looking for a small portable air compressor of exceptional value and craftsmanship, with an oil sump for extended life and quality components not manufactured in China, then please purchase the Makita MAC700. This air compressor works great for small shop jobs and know it will have years of good service. If you are looking for something more commercial, then I would upgrade to the next size Makita air compressor, which Home Depot stocks in their stores - again, very good quality.
May 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stumpman Good dog
Runs as speced. Quiet and performs well
The write up that comes with the compressor is poor Doesn't say how much oil to add or what parts go where
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BOBREED1 Very solid air compressor...
This compressor is oil-based, so it requires adding the compressor oil (included) and allowing it to run for 20 minutes with the tank valve open to break in the compressor unit. But that is quickly accomplished and after that, it is ready to use. I found the compressor to provide plenty of air volume/pressure and it is quiet (as compressors go). I usually like to point out one shortcoming, but I really don't see one with this unit. It's been great.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired Makita MAC700
Great size and performs well at only 6% of the duty cycle. Very quite and easy to operate.
September 8, 2015