Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 158
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ladybug1054 Love this aircompressor
I had the opportunity to use this product at a friends and went straight to the website and ordered it. Love the compactness of it and the power it has to be able to use 2 pneumatic staplers at one time to get an upholstery job done quickly. I've used it many times since for other things such as airing up the tires on my car, blowing leaves and grass from the space between my driveway and foundation so I could apply caulk.Used it again to put wooden crates together that I'd cut the pieces for. Love Love Love this air compressor! I have a larger one too but this portable one is the bomb!! The size is great, it's made very well. My hoses do not leak and it keeps up with my project.
November 3, 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 DYIer Read the reviews of people who have owned one for more than a few weeks, it won't last.
Bought this as part of their compressor and 3 nail gun kit a couple years ago. I have used it a few times doing home owner stuff. My total use would be equivalent to less than a couple weeks of use by a professional carpenter.
Like some others, the pressure switch failed and safety valve started releasing air.
November 12, 2015
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 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 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 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
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