Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 148
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Toolguy Porter Cable customer service caused this to be returned for nothing.
I purchased this compressor last week. When I got it home and turned it on, I could feel lots of air coming out of the top at the right housing tab (see pic). I figured right off there was a leak. I called Porter Cable and told the rep about it and he said yes it sounds like a problem better return it. I returned it as "defective" and got another. I got the replacement home and decided to Google a search for the schematic and found out that the air I was feeling was (obviously) the pump fan (cooler). How was I to know this? Both of these units have another problem in my opinion. The vibration when running is so bad that the unit "walks" all around the floor. I think I am back to drawing board for a compressor. I did notice this unit is a new design from the other C2002 units. This cord wrap is on top with horizontal power switch as opposed to a display model the side cord wrap and vertical power switch. Maybe this was to be an "improvement"?
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sal38 Awesome Air Compressor!!! 1000% better than older models!!
this is my second porter cable compressor. the first was nice, but this one has improvements in all the areas it needed. the carrying handle is more ergonomic than previous model. easy to carry around the house. another nice feature is the cord management system on the side. no more wrapping the power cord around various parts of the compressor. it is nice to have a dedicated "bracket" to wrap the power cord. also the two different quick couplers are nice!
January 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dale Save your Money
I bought one of these back in 2010 when it was offered in a package with 3 air gun nailers. A homeowner, I have not used it but probably 4 or 5 times a year since. I have had to replace the stripped out valve drain (part # A17038) almost immediately (it was out of warranty of course). The valves are sold in a pack of two. I am now having to replace that valve. The drain valve should open and close with simple hand tightening/loosening but it time it requires a pair of pliers. When this valve eventually needs replacement, I plan to purchase another air tank but only by a different manufacturer.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by black Great Compressor for home use.
I only use the compressor for household projects. I plugged the extra air outlet since it just gets in the way. It sits on top of my workbench. I extended the output with a 4 inch pipe that would allow me to add a water separator. From there it connects to a air hose that can be used at the side door of my garage or connected to supply air to the front of my house. I have quick connectors at the side door that gives me options.It replaces my husky 6 gallon pan compressor which I had for 8 years. I had to replace it because the parts were no longer available. I have no doubt this compressor will give me the same quality service. If you are looking for a home use unit than the Porter Cable compressor it ideal for you. Porter Cable is a verry high quality company.
September 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by None Quit Working
I have the same problem as most of the reviews. The compressor seemed to work fine the first 2 times I used it. Then the compressor made an irregular popping noise and the compressor quit pressuring up. I'm taking it back to HD tomorrow. Porter Cable's quality Control department isn’t doing their job and will eventually put them out of business. HD and Lowes will eventually realize that there are too many issues with their products and discontinue carrying them. I would not recommend this product due to inconsistencies in quality...
April 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy Don't waste your money
I've had a porter cable pancake compressor for 7 years and it worked reliably every time I needed it. The only issue was the tank filled with rust from me not emptying the air when I was finished using it. So I decided to buy another one. I used it once, now the tank leaks air out of the plastic housing that has the handle on the top of the compressor. The tank regulator won't go above 75 psi and when you turn the compressor off, any air left inside leaks out in a matter of minutes. I expected more from porter cable. I'm not sure why they changed the design but the new one isn't worth the money
November 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by donotbuy Good air compressor except...
I received this air compressor as a gift and overall has worked great. Very portable, great for the occasional DIY project. After about a year after using it, a small plastic piece in the regulator broke. After I did some research, it turns out that everyone has this same issue. For your info, youtube "Fixing a porter cable 2002 regulator" and you can see for yourself. The replacement manifold from porter cable is $60 and their customer service does not offer any other solutions. There are other solutions for this issue, but IMO, not worth the hassle. Steer clear of this model and brand.
October 4, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KenPS Performed well... for a while
I purchased my very first air compressor three years ago, which was this one. Since it was my first, I didn't know it wasn't supposed to hiss when it finished building up pressure and turned off. By the time someone told me, it was too late to return it. After using it a couple years, I decided to give it to a friend and buy myself a new one. Amazingly enough, it was silent once pressure was built! Buuuut... two months later, it is also hissing. And it is hissing worse than the last one, so it runs about half the time even when I'm not using any air.
Finally, after two attempts, I've decided to abandon this brand and buy another.
December 6, 2014