Model # PCFP02003

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Porter-Cable 3.5 Gal. 135 PSI Pancake Compressor
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Porter-Cable

3.5 Gal. 135 PSI Pancake Compressor

$129.00 /each

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The Porter-Cable PCFP02003 3.5 Gal. 135 PSI pancake compressor features a durable oil-free pump for long life and no maintenance. This compressor is designed with a low Amp 120-Volt motor that starts easily in cold weather or with extension cord. Even though this compressor is built for portability at 26 lbs., it still supports trim finishing nailers, small framing/roofing jobs and all general inflation, blowing and smaller SCFM air tools.

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how many amps does this unit use?

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September 11, 2015
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This compressor uses 10 amps.
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10 amps
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Easy enough to find on the Porter Cable site. 10A.
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September 10, 2015
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10 amps. Any household outlet will do.
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Will I need anything to pump tires with this?

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August 25, 2015
This would be my first compressor purchase. Sorry if this is a dumb question. We mainly will use it to pump our tires up.
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Yes, you will need to buy a tire inflation chuck for it. The same type that a filling station would have. Just be sure to set your OUTLET air pressure to the recommended pressure, if not, you could easily blow up your tire with dangerous outcomes to both you and the surrounding people.
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In order to inflate tires you will need an air hose, fittings for both ends of hose, and an air chuck to fit the valve of your tires. A kit that includes these things and more is available.
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August 26, 2015
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No, this unit comes with everything you need to inflate tires.
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Do I need to buy a moisture trap if using with an airbrush? And if so what kind should I get?

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Any type of air equipment should have a moisture trap. It prolongs equipment life and for painting by air a must to avoid water droplets in paint jobs.Paasche make very good regulators and traps
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I am using it for a nail gun. I do not know if you would need a moisture trap. I have never used it for an airbrush. Best of luck.
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spray painting outdoor shed?

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I need a compressor that will work both with finish nailers and a spray paint accessory. Will this do for both?
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That depends on what kind of spray gun you have, and how much air it requires at a given pressure. This compressor can produce a maximum of 2.0 or 2.6 SCFM @ 90lbs pressure. See what your spray gun requires. Many require more pressure than this compressor can handle. (SCFM stands for Standard Cubic Feet per Minute).
It should be fine for a finish nailer.
For not too much money you can upgrade to a larger
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That depends on what kind of spray gun you have, and how much air it requires at a given pressure. This compressor can produce a maximum of 2.0 or 2.6 SCFM @ 90lbs pressure. See what your spray gun requires. Many require more pressure than this compressor can handle. (SCFM stands for Standard Cubic Feet per Minute).
It should be fine for a finish nailer.
For not too much money you can upgrade to a larger capacity compressor (even in the Porter Cable pancake line). Always better to have too much power than too little. Larger compressors obviously weigh more though.
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August 26, 2015
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Yes, this product can be used with both.
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3.5 Gal. 135 PSI Pancake Compressor is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 118.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is an excellent unit with very fast recovery. I don't understand why they don't sell this unit in the store. They only carry the 6 gallon in the store which is the same compressor with a larger capacity and a longer recovery time. I bought the 3.5 gallon unit because I carry around in my work vehicle to the jobs and its smaller and takes up less space. If you are using this for your home or garage the 6 gallon with work great for you. Just know that if you plan on running one of these compressor off a generator you will need a minimum of a 4k generator if you plan on running anything else at the same time. if you're using an extension cord don't go with any less than a 14 gauge 50 foot 12 gauge 100 foot.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice 3.5 gallon air compressor This Porter-Cable 3.5 gallon pancake air compressor is a handy thing to have around. It fills up quickly and does a good job for many jobs, such as blowing, spraying, air staple guns, painting and of course inflating tires, balls and such. At only 26 pounds it is also very portable. Very happy with it. Don't forget an air compressor accessory kit if you don't have one already.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PORTABLE AIR The Porter Cable 3.5 Gal. Pancake Compressor is a handy "go to" for small projects. It is easy to carry to the job site, plugs into any standard outlet and comes up to working pressure in just over a minute. It delivers enough "constant pressure" air to power my 15 and 18 gauge finish nailers, without any delays. My only complaint is that it's a little nosier than expected.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from does a lot for being compact and light. Works great with air nailers (framing, and brad), also great for paint, and other air tools.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not working After two years, all mine will do is let the air OUT of tires until they are flat.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light weight compressor This compressor is a little on the noisy side, it has 75 db at 10 ft and 92 db at 6 inches, which is about the same as their 165 psi compressor, but it has more of a thumpy sound so it sounds louder, maybe because of the vertical motor mounting on this one verses the horizontal mounting on the 165 psi?? or maybe they spin it faster on the 165 psi compressor? Both of the motors for these 2 compressors show the same bore and stroke and the motor appears to be the same. The water drain valve is a unscrew type valve which is a little clunky to use. It pumps up nicely it takes it about 1 3/4 minutes to go from empty to full and about 22 seconds to go from 108 psi to 138 psi, I will keep up with most nailers and air impacts but you will have to let it recover when using some of the high draw tools like sanders and die grinders. The instructions are printed on a "road map" type sheet instead of a booklet which is kind of a pain. The spec's for this are 2.0 SCFM at 90 psi and 3.1 SCFM at 40 psi. The only reasons I gave it average ratings and would not recommend it to a friend is that it is noisy. I would spend the extra dollars to get a quieter one if I were wanting to use it indoors much. That being said it is a nice light weight (26) pounds and compact 15 inches wide, 15 inches deep and 16 inches tall compressor and has a 5 ft power cord. There is no air filter on the air intake so I would be careful about using it in a dusty environment.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 135 PSI Porter Cable Air Compressor Purchased this unit for a house remodel project and am about 50% done. Due to arthritis in my wrists I can no longer use a hammer and use this compressor with a palm driver. This reason I bought this particular unit is because my son has had this make and model for several years and has used and abused it. He leaves his unit in the back of a pickup constantly irregardless of the climate and it still functions. I am extremely satisfied with the performance of this compressor and would highly recommend it to anybody who is in the market for one.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value overall but top heavy This is my first air compressor. I bought it to seat mountain tubeless mountain bike tires. I liked its relatively quiet compressor, small size and light weight but that weight comes with a price: it tips over fairly easily. The first time I used it outside, I pulled too hard on it, and it rolled over and scratched the gauge rings. They're both fine, but, if this happens too often, the gauges will be broken. Lowe's has a 200psi, 2 gallon Blue Hawk compressor that seems a bit less prone to tipping, but the capacity is lower. I added a Flexzilla 25 foot hose (from Amazon) and a Husky 12-Piece Brass Air-Compressor Accessory Kit, both of which I love. Overall, this is a great value and should last a long time. It seems to get some of the better reviews here and on Amazon.
Date published: 2014-03-15
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