Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by austinguy Anything Porter Cable is good.
First of all anyone who puts down Porter Cable doesn't use tools very much. Your going to get a lemon with any brand occasionally. I have owned two of these pancake compressors. The first one i used everyday,all day, doing finish work. I used it for four years and never had a problem. I lost my job and sold it. I then started building furniture professionally so i bought another one, and i use it everyday, all day, for the last three years and it is still going. It runs my 3 finish guns and my Porter Cable FR350 framing gun with ease. It slams 3inch nails through 2x10 like butter! And the Porter Cable guns that came with the set are unbelievable, i have never blown a seal on one ever! I have used other guns before and they blew seals like popcorn.
July 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Good product at low price
This pancake compressor is all the average user needs. This is the second one of these I've bought. Plenty of power for pin tacker to framing nail.
November 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jjl123 Great product at a great price.
I'm a contractor. I have a lot of tools, a lot of cordless / hoseless tools. I needed a compressor to blow off and keep my valuable tools clean and in top condition. This compressor is light, powerful and does not overload a circuit.
I got it at a great price and added the 2 year extended warranty for another $11- great deal!!
November 17, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OBIE1775 Disappointed
I purchased this unit and nail gun sets over three years ago. I used it to install about 2,000 sq ft of 3/4" Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring and about 300 sq ft of 3/8" Bamboo flooring. I used it also to install all my base boards and crown moldings in our home. Overall, it worked great, but was a bit loud. I recently used it to install more flooring and the regulator failed. As long as I ran the unit continuously, I was able to finish the job. The unit was maintained as recommended, and I always drained the tank after each use. The unit looks new, but its heading for the dumps.
For a homeowner that will use it in a shop occasionally, it will do the job and is a good value, but I would not recommend it for someone who needs to use it more frequently.
I read the reviews on other web sites, and found the problem that I experienced to be a common issue. Pretty disappointed about the quality of this product.
October 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pecus28 THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT
I love this compressor is light small have great 6 gallon tank I can use 2 framing gun and his work perfect
January 17, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TonyA Be very careful
I have had this unit for one year and the regulator has failed and now the unit has failed completely. Read the reviews on Porter Cable's web site and see all of the issues that people are having. I was very happy with the product, it should have lasted longer, I will probably buy a different brand judging by the amount of issues I have and the feedback from the websites. It will cost more to repair the compressor than to buy a new one.
November 27, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cds1 I would not recommend buying this item
I have bought two of these units and they each failed in the same way. The air release valve at the bottom of the tank is a screw with a rubber gasket. This has to be screwed in and unscrewed after each use in order to empty the condensation that accumulates in the tank. After less than six months each screw began to leak and when it does the compressor cannot be used and it is a headache to have replaced.
November 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Quick and easy
Fired up out of the box, works great with my impacts for the car and with my nailers. Cycles more than my large compressor, but this one is portable. Added second hose connect, works good with two devices. Nice compressor, great price, high value.
November 26, 2011