Model # PCFP02003

Internet #203254365

Store SKU #743617

Porter-Cable 3.5 Gal. 135 PSI Pancake Compressor


3.5 Gal. 135 PSI Pancake Compressor

$129.00 /each

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

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.

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.




Warranty / Certifications

More Products With These Features


Customer Questions & Answers

how many amps does this unit use?

Asked by: 899
specs say 10 amps
Answered by: ss
Date published: 2016-11-22

Do I need to buy a moisture trap if using with an airbrush? And if so what kind should I get?

Asked by: Lenny
always need an air trap when spray painting. the style and kind is up to you
Answered by: ss
Date published: 2016-11-22

Will I need anything to pump tires with this?

This would be my first compressor purchase. Sorry if this is a dumb question. We mainly will use it to pump our tires up.
Asked by: VLeppek
Yes, you need a tire inflation accessory. You can buy this separately or there are Air Compressor accessory "kits" where you get tire inflation tip/tools and more !
Answered by: PainterPete
Date published: 2016-11-19

this compressor works on 220-240 volts please ?

Asked by: mario
120 volt only
Answered by: ss
Date published: 2016-11-22
  • y_2017, m_4, d_22, h_7CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_24
  • loc_, sid_203254365, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 16ms

Customer Reviews

3.5 Gal. 135 PSI Pancake Compressor is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 118.
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from Great for air tools, the CAR and general needs MANY YEARS AGO (in a time far far away) I had some friends who owned a body shop. While they had compressors to run the many air tools involved in this business, as a young man, I was learned from them one of best uses for an air compressor and that was for CLEANING the INTERIOR.. It always stuck in my memory. They would have cars that were in the shop for over a month (due to the level of repair needed) and when the body work was complete, the interior of those cars was SO FILTHY with "dust" from all of the body sanding etc. I always said to myself: "WOW ! WHAT A JOB to get THAT interior clean". However, they just opened all the doors, took out the mats etc and used the air lines to blow out the entire interior in minutes. I was always AMAZED how the interior looked like NEW with just blowing out all of the dust not only on the big surfaces, but in all of the dash air vent louvers, all of the "seams" around the radios etc. There was VERY LITTLE cleaning with a cloth that hat to be done. From that day forward, I bought a compressor, (obviously not a bit and powerful as the ones they had), but the result out of the end of the hose (PSI's ) was basically the same. Even after cleaning my cars the conventional way, with a vacuum, some clothes (and sometimes a soft brush), blowing out the car with the air hose made/makes an incredible difference in the amount of 'dust' you blow out of the dash seams, air vents and particularly the carpeting and seats. It makes it look like you just picked it up at the dealer. Granted, with the small tank it will cycle a lot for this kind of use, but it clearly gets the job done. This is my first Porter Cable compressor, but so far, I am very impressed with its quality and how it works. A "bit" quieter than the one I replaced. These types of compressor are GREAT for home owners as after you have one, you will be amazed at the uses you find for them. Besides me personally using it for the car, air tools (brad nailer etc.), you find there are many things that compressed air can help you clean back to a new status such as the air filters on a shop vacuum and those "hard to get to" refrigerator coils tucked underneath the body. I used to be an appliance repair "guy" and you JUST CAN'T get them as clean (as they should be) with a vacuum, brush etc. Periodically it is a good thing to do, especially in the "Spring" before the warmer weather comes. This size compressor is good for a home owners general needs as you can also move it, if necessary, to take it to the need such as inflating tires, the refrigerator, down to the "work shop" etc. The are reasonably priced too. For the professional, such are finishing carpenters or other trades where an air tool would work better than an electric one, this is another good size and value AND... with the Porter Cable brand name.... you can be assured you are getting a quality product
Date published: 2016-11-19
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got more than what I paid for I bought mine about 4 years ago as a kit and then bought the 16g straight finish nailer to install a hardwood floor and all the appearance trim. The compressor has not faultered, although I did replace the relief as the threads wore out. The compressor still holds its pressure and charges quickly (although very loud). Regarding the nailer, I shot approximately 11,000 nails while installing the floor and had less than 5 misfires. I consider that reliable. If either break, I'll happily buy another one.
Date published: 2012-10-31
  • y_2017, m_4, d_21, h_23
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_118
  • loc_, sid_203254365, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 42ms