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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 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 Carpneil Fast and quiet
Fills the tank faster than I expected and is quiet compared to others. I'm pretty happy with this compressor
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heraldo Very quiet.
Very quiet. Fills up fast. I only use it to fill my tires but it's great
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by twhit711 As good as its reviews
I purchased the MAC 700 after reading the reviews. The owners manual that comes with the unit is lacking in clarity, but there are plenty of on-line videos to walk you through the start up process. I'm replacing a larger unit, but this one is quieter and has the capacity to meet my needs as a DIYer. I'm pleased with my purchase and recommend it.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Z930204 Excellent buy
Great quality product and the Right tool for me. Quite, easy to move around and does not need a lot of space for storage. Fit easily on top of my roll away tool box.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim Excellent Choice
So far, very please with overall performance. Unit is a little heavier than originally expected. May installed rolling casters - appears to be an easy upgrade.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 65Gpa Wow...what a great deal and great air compressor
I took four days researching all of the brands, models, compared out put with the size it had to be in order for me to fit it into the space i had in my garage . After researching I decided to spend a little extra money to get the Makita. WOW!! Did I make a good decision!!
The only negative is the electrical cord is at the front of the air compressor and when plugging it in it is little bit in the way, but the is the only suggestion I have to Makita is to locate the exit port for the cord to the back.
Plenty of out put, it work fantastic, but I bought a HUSKY coil air hose kit and 50' hose instead of the Makita which was over $50.00. The HUSKY hose works well with my air compressor
January 19, 2016