Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 122
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vern Well worth the money
Only Drawback to this is the plastic tires.... Works good and Quick recovery. Run 2 Framers No Problem. Best to Hook it directly to the pole. they don't recommend the use of Extension cords. Used a 25 ft 12guage Extension cord to Keep it out of the rain and it worked fine.
October 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JIMG DESIGN NEED MORE WORK. POORLY BALANCED AND TO HEAVY
At this point I'm going to keep this compressor but the general form factor of the unit is poor. I think the quality is good but the balance is way off. It's way front heavy. You have to lean it way back to get it to a balance point. If you had to pull it up a flight of stairs, you may have to have someone on the other side of the compressor to do that. I think Makita knows this because they've provided a front handle. If they would have put the tank under or over the compressor and used aluminum for the tank and the frame it would have been a much better design.
September 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bulldog Makita missed one very important thing
I bought this compressor and like it. The one thing Makita left out of the papers is a picture of the unit with an arrow to each item mentioned in the owners/startup manual. It has a parts breakdown sheet that is useless to an everyday owner. Things that Makita did not give a clue to where it is located are......
Pressure switch unloading valve, on/off switch. where to add oil to crankcase, drain cock valve, oil filler plug, air filter, thermal overload protector manual reset, etc., etc.
This oversight could be corrected with one page in the manual. A picture with the things mentioned in the owners manual has been included with every tool I have purchased. Yes I called Makita and was told the picture I ask for was not available.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BP Great Compressor
Have not had this compressor long but sure seems very well build unit.
October 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by L4aeronca good value
Needed a new compressorcompressor. After a month of reading reviews and deciding what I really needed on a daily bases,I decided on the Makita MC5200. I have had it over a month and it has been great so far. It is very quiet compared to many others and my old one. Refill is fast but it is only 5.2 gals. I do wish it was closer to 10 but i have learned how to work with this just fine. I like the compactness of it. Easy to move around although that doesn't happen much.
I have a farm but have cut way back on alot of things i did before so didnt feel i needed anything bigger and so far it has done what i need.
I would highly recommend this product for those who need to fill tires,blow off medium size items, and run small power tools. It doesn't handle large ones for very long before you have to let it refill.
So if you want a nice quiet, compact ompressor you cannt beat this one, especially for the money.
Four stars only because size of tank
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stephenbuilder best compressor ive ever owned
buythis compressor if your tiredof hearing that gas engine running all day.actually keeps up just as good asmy robin aire with 1/2 the noise
August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grogie Quality comp.
I don't have many hours on it yet, but it works flawlessly. And the quality is great. It charges fast and holds at 140psi. I returned a Dewalt for this one and glad I did. One of the reasons I returned the Dewalt is, it wouldn't start up on a slightly loaded 15 amp circuit. This one seems to have a softer start and runs perfect sharing a 15 amp circuit. It is a little on the heavy side, but it has wheels. And it's a air compressor, it's not going to be lightweight for this size. So, I wouldn't deduct a star for that. I don't foresee any problems, but if I have any I will update my review.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maxedout really nice unit/price point
had to buy one for the field so after checking a lot of units i decided on this one primarily for one reason--cfm--cubic feet per minute.
this is the primary reason you want an air compressor in the first place if you're a professional. it fills up fast and can keep up a lot better than the most common units at this price point. i've seen them with a lot less cfm's at a higher price.
at the time i was also looking for a compressor with overall dimensions that would fit into my 2013 ford fusion trunk. i cut off the hose hooks on the handle so once it folded down it fit snug and still left room for small tool box between unit and the back of the trunk. weight is manageable but could be lighter, with magnesium motor parts maybe.
has a storage shallow compartment just above the gauges for your fittings, rags or whatever. once on the ground, you can fold up the handle and it works like a dolly.
now i have my truck so i can weld the hooks back on.
June 14, 2016