Model # MAC2400

Internet #202713485

Store SO SKU #1000489256

Makita 4.2 Gal. 2.5 HP Portable Electrical 2-Stack Air Compressor
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Makita

4.2 Gal. 2.5 HP Portable Electrical 2-Stack Air Compressor

  • Professional grade, oil-lubed compressor for long life
  • Powerful 2.5 HP 4-pole motor produces 4.2 CFM at 90 psi
  • Highly rated compressor for overall performance. (see reviews)
$31999 /each
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Makita 2.5 HP Air Compressor is equipped with Makita Big Bore engineered pump cylinder and piston for higher output for 2 nailers, with less noise and improved job site performance. The MAC2400 delivers industrial power and results with improved durability for tough job site conditions. The MAC2400 is powered by a 2.5 HP motor. The Makita Big Bore engineered pump with cast iron cylinder has greater bore and stroke for increased compression, faster recovery and less noise.

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  • Oil lubricated pump runs quietly and reliably
  • Cast iron pump with big bore cylinder and piston is engineered to provide faster recovery time for improved performance
  • Powerful 2.5 HP 4-pole motor produces 4.2 CFM at 90 psi for increased productivity
  • Pump runs at lower RPM (1,730) resulting in lower noise (79 dB) and improved pump durability
  • Low amp draw reduces incidences of tripped breakers at start-up
  • Pump is oil-lubricated for cooler running temperatures and reduced wear
  • Roll-cage construction provides complete protection to withstand extreme jobsite environments
  • Large automotive style industrial air filter for increased air intake and greater efficiency
  • Durable cast iron cylinder reduces wear and increases pump life, removable for easy maintenance
  • Oil sight glass for fast, easy and efficient maintenance
  • Lever handle ball valve-tank drain valve improves upon standard petcock design for easier maintenance
  • Built-in thermal overload for additional motor protection
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does anyone use this for spraying paint, stain or finishes with a HPLV unit?

I am looking for a larger more capable air compressor than my little Great River unit in regards to being able to use with a HPLV spray gun. My little Great River unit works fine for filling tires, blowing dust out of woodworking equipment etc but it can't maintain effective working pressure past for some continuous spraying related functions for a full minute. I don't want to shell out $300 for something that isn't going to do much better under continuous spraying conditions. The low noise floor would definitely be welcomed however but only under more continuous use settings.
Asked by: Anonymous
Thanks for all the answers. I just noticed it appears I got my "wires crossed" in the original question. While I do have one entry level HPLV made by Rockler marketed to woodworkers it came with it's own compressor and larger diameter hose. The spray gun I was really asking about for this compressor is definitely a cheap Chinese knock off of a fairly common gun used by interior house painters but I forget the model number. if I remember right the aluminium paint container holds about 2 quarts of paint. The gun is pretty well adjustable and delivers decent results once set up right and as long as the compressor maintains adequate pressure. You just have to be very conscious of when the pressure nears that loss of performance threshold to get consistent results on larger surfaces like walls. (I have only used it on smaller over all surface areas so far) With the current two smaller compressors I have I have to stop around every four to five minutes (depending on how tight I have the needle set regulating outflow) to wait for the pressure to build back up.
Answered by: ScooterB
Date published: 2015-09-20

The oil for the motor can you use automotive synthetic?

new to compressors ,the oil for the motor ,has to be the compressor oil only???
Asked by: Anonymous
Absolutely not. Automobile engine uses pump based (pressure) forced oil circulation system with an oil filter. In order to let the oil filter catch the metal shavings and particles, detergent or emosifier or dispersant is used to suspend them so they could be carried to the filter and stuck there. On the other hand, small air compressor uses splash base oil lubrication system without filter, which let the metal shavings and particles sink to the bottom of the oil sump and stay there, while clear oil being splashed up to lubricate all the machine parts that need to be lubricated. When you use automobile engine oil in small air compressor, detergent or emosifier or dispersant in the oil could foam or produce suds or gunk in small air compressor due to the splash or reciprocating motion of the machine parts, as well as suspend all the metal particles in the oil to damage the compressor. In summary, the key is the detergent or dispersant in the oil. Automobile engine oil has it, while small air compressor oil does not have it. Disclaimer: I am not a expert, not even a engineer or mechanics. So I just follow the manufacturer's instruction and try my best to understand it in the same time.
Answered by: DIYGuy
Date published: 2017-06-14

Coupling tool(s) w/ this air compressor? This might sound dumb, but can you use any pneumatic tool with this compressor?

For example, nail guns. Can I use any brand of nailer, or does it specifically have to be makita?
Asked by: DrDoItYourself
Yes. Any make of pneumatic tool will work with this compressor as long as the duty cycle is within the working limits of this device.
Answered by: Jim
Date published: 2017-05-02

Will this compressor run off of a generator?

My generator is rated at 3500 running watts and 4375 starting watts. I have had trouble with other compressors not starting or partially running and blowing circuit breakers.
Asked by: Mac
Excellent question. I have had similar problems with insufficient power. Without other power draws the compressor will work with your generator but if other equipment is also being used when the compressor cuts in to recharge then the breaker on either the compressor or generator will open.
Answered by: Jim
Date published: 2017-05-02
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Customer Reviews

4.2 Gal. 2.5 HP Portable Electrical 2-Stack Air Compressor is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 223.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a construction contractor and bought this for myself at Christmas . It is powerful enough to... I am a construction contractor and bought this for myself at Christmas . It is powerful enough to use two nail guns all day on a roofing job and yet very quiet . I would recommend this well built Makita product and look forward to not having to worry about its performance and durability .
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely outstanding purchase. This replaced a 35 year old Emglo Dual Tank Air Compressor. Em... Absolutely outstanding purchase. This replaced a 35 year old Emglo Dual Tank Air Compressor. Emglo was once the standard of air compressors but since moving to Mexico and China and selling the name to Dewalt their product became quite inferior. Makita is without question the superior brand to purchase. This compressor runs smoothly, holds the pressure well and is almost silent. This works well for interior renovations, new trim work and hardwood flooring installation.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first compressor and I can't be anymore happier with it. I bought it mainly to do ligh... This is my first compressor and I can't be anymore happier with it. I bought it mainly to do light auto repair in my home garage. I was close to buying the California Air tools one due to it's extreme quietness but some of the reviews on it were not good, especially the ones about it catching fire. It was an oil-less model. So I went with this Makita model instead which uses oil. It is fairly quiet itself and only runs for about 60 seconds or so to charge up the 4.2 gal. tanks from 0 psi. It charges to about 130 psi and while in use runs down to about 100psi or so before it turns back on. It is fairly heavy but I just leave it on top of my work bench and run a 25 ft. hose out of it. I never really planned on moving it around much. I have used it to do a complete brake job and it performed flawlessly. I bought an IR 1/2 " Drive impact tool (550FT/LBS) and used it with the compressor to remove the wheels and the rear bearing nuts (32mm) on my Honda Accord. No issues. I could get all 5 wheel lug nuts off of one wheel before the compressor had to cycle. I would recommend this. So far so good!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Makita 4.2 HP Compressor is powerful enough to operate my framing gun and drive the nails (3d... The Makita 4.2 HP Compressor is powerful enough to operate my framing gun and drive the nails (3d) fully into the wood. The compressor is much quieter than the 30gallon compressor it replaced (and more powerful). The compressor is portable although slightly heavy and large, though not too bad. Overall I would recommend this compressor for its power and size.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The compressor is good. Quiet. Able to operate the 2... The compressor is good. Quiet. Able to operate the 2 nailers nicely. My other pan cake can do the same work for the past year without any issues. The reason to purchase this Mac2400 is that it suppose to be able to do blow clean as indicated in th HD specification. It really is unable to do do that. May be because the tank size?
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The compressor is not whisper quiet, but it is more... The compressor is not whisper quiet, but it is more quiet than several other work machines I have used for construction. The to-my-door delivery for a good price was much appreciated, especially when I compared prices with a local big lumber yard who could not deal. So far I'm happy.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant little machine! A little bit on the heavy side for a portable. Handle in odd place too. However it is super quiet, refills very quickly and doesn't take up much space. Very pleased with it, overall. Home Depot, shipped to store. No damage at all and came out of the box as it should, like new.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from wasting time and money i bought this last year when it was on sale just use it few time and stop working it has crack in the engine home depot did not take it back and send me to some where in Bradford to repair it wasting time and money finally ends up to the dump site
Date published: 2017-01-19
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