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15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor

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  • Ideal for use with air tools and pneumatic nailers and staplers
  • 225 MAX PSI accommodates more stored air and quick recovery
  • Supports multiple framing, roofing or air tools concurrently
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Product Details

The DEWALT 15 Gal. Portable Electric Air Compressor is ideal for sanding with a dual-action sander (not included), fastening with impact wrenches and ratchet wrenches (not included) and lacquer spraying using a spray gun (not included). The air compressor features a strong 1.6 HP electric engine and a durable steel tank. The air compressor's pump is oil- and maintenance free for convenience. Automatic start/stop operation and a dual-purpose handle make the air compressor easy to use.
  • 1.6 HP electric engine gets the job done
  • High-pressure motor with consistent draw requirements can be run with a 12-Gauge or higher extension cord that is under 50 ft.
  • 225 PSI maximum pressure enables long air-tool run time
  • Delivers 5 SCFM at 90 PSI for quick recovery time
  • Oil-free, maintenance-free pump is convenient
  • 78 dBA operational-noise level for a quiet and safe work environment
  • Automatic start/stop operation offers safe and easy use
  • 15 Gal. steel tank is durable
  • Pneumatic wheels and a compact design for portability and easy transport
  • Dual-purpose handle protects the compressor and works as a hose wrap
  • ETL listed
  • 2 in. gauge allow for an easy to read surface
  • Wide track, semi-pneumatic tires allow for additional stability, easy movement, and no tire maintenance
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will this air up tractor tires?
by|Dec 2, 2022
1 Answer
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A:  Yes, this air compressor will air up tractor tires.

by|Dec 2, 2022
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    Q:can i buy a new motor
    by|Dec 1, 2022
    1 Answer
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    A:  Thank you for your contact. We apologize for any trouble or inconvenience. On this matter, please contact DEWALT customer service directly so that we may work together to get this issue resolved. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

    by|Dec 2, 2022
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      Q:Don't see anywhere in the specifications about having an off/on switch on the compressor...does it have one and where is it located
      by|Nov 22, 2022
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      A:  There is a mini-switch on the back of the device for on/off

      by|Nov 23, 2022
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        Q:What?s the horsepower?
        by|Nov 17, 2022
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        A:  2.41 hp.

        by|Nov 25, 2022

          A:  Older variant 1.8 Newer variant 1.6 The man who answered is not a Dewalt expert and the horse power is not 2.41 I will include a photo of the older version from 15 years ago

          by|Jan 3, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            4.1 out of 5
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            Dewalt Compressor
            I will never buy a Dewalt Compressor ever again. I have four broken down in 5 years in my garage 1 lasted 3 years the other 3 lasted 4 to 8 months very crappy stuff Home Depot exchanged 1 so I went through 5 Compressor’s in five years.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Bate and switch
              The box/advertisement clearly states this compressor is rated at 225psi. Then why as stated in the instruction manual for the D55168 does it state "The regulated pressure range is 7~150 psi. However, the regulated gage only reads 130psi. Bad gage, bad regulator or just a bad product. Out of all my Dewalt tools, I am least impressed and upset I was mislead by a company that I have been supporting for decades.
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              Response from DewaltProductExpertNov 3, 2022
              Hi Valued Customer
              We appreciate your feedback on the Product and are sorry to hear about the issue you are having with your product.
              This is not the kind of performance we expect from our products and would like to speak to you about this issue so we can assist you in resolving this to your satisfaction. Please email us at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case # 5880687. We look forward to hearing from you.

              Thank you
              DEWALT
                1 found this review helpful
                compressor leaks
                Had to return this compressor twice due to the leaking. Disappointed with the quality of their product from the manufacturer. Other than poor assembly or bad seals, the compressor worked very well.
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                Response from portercableProductExpertJul 14, 2022
                Hi Valued Home Depot Customer
                We appreciate your feedback on the Product and are sorry to hear about the issue you are having with your product.
                This is not the kind of performance we expect from our products and would like to speak to you about this issue so we can assist you in resolving this to your satisfaction. Please email us at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case # 4925357. We look forward to hearing from you.

                Thank you
                DEWALT
                  Bought this as a Christmas present for my husband and...
                  Bought this as a Christmas present for my husband and he LOVES it… uses it all the time now.
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                    GREAT COMPRESSOR but small tank...
                    I bought one a week ago. I took the motor/pump off of the tank and put it on a 21gal tank I purchased. It too was a complete compressor but removed its motor/pump as well to put the dewalt motor/pump on the tank in its place. I then replaced the 175psi pressure switch (air compressor tanks such as these are rated for well over 300psi. It's the motor/pumps that can't handle the pressure) with a 200psi (on @165psi off @200psi, 20amp) pressure switch. Then, I hooked up the outlet on the manifold to the tank to a massive ¾"-½"-⅜" water removal manifold I built with copper pipe/tubing. A few of the joints are soldered, a few are joined via compression fittings, but mostly I used shark bites. The system holds 200psi easily. ZERO water comes out of my air gun. I use it to HVLP spray my vehicles and other things. Since the entire system holds approximately 24gal @200psi with a 225psi, high volume pump. It keeps up with constant non stop spraying @5cfm @90psi. When I turn the gun down to 40psi (which sprays beautifully at that pressure) the pump kicks in for a minute then turns off for a minute continuously, off and on. it doesn't stay running. Which is very impressive. As far as this compressor goes, buy one. Sell the tank and put the motor/pump on a 20-26 gallon tank put on a 200psi max on/off switch. You'll be very pleased!!
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                      3 found this review helpful
                      good compressor
                      This is a good compressor, but my one problem wirh it is the drain valve being right under the wheels. It catches and drags on everything when moving it around. Pretty heavy, and my first one leaked out of the adjustor knob so I did a return. New one is fine.
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                        7 found this review helpful
                        LOUD and SLOW
                        Loudest shop compressor ive ever had! It says 78db, ive checked it multiple times, always over 90db! It takes forever to fill the tank. I had a porter cable 20gallon that was half as loud and filled fast. Im very dissapointed, i use all Dewalt tools for my business and this one is my biggest regret.
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                        Response from DewaltProductExpertSep 23, 2020
                        Hello,
                        We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear about the loudness of the compressor.  We would like to speak to you about the experience you had. Please contact support at 800-544-6986.  Please reference case #12312345. I look forward to hearing from you.  
                        Thank you
                        Deeris
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                          14 found this review helpful
                          Regular failure N231859 compressor
                          Purchased from Home Depot a couple years back and use very seldom for small chores, maybe a couple dozen times since purchase. Went to start it after sitting for 2-3 months and the motor ran for a minute or so and suddenly shot off. Pulled the release valve line and opened drain valve. Pressurized air came out of both and motor started running, but still no air from tank to hose. I know its well out of warranty but definitely fails any reasonable standard for life expectancy. Trying to locate someone who sells a replacement regulator for this model. I have a garage full of DeWalt power tools, some I've had for decades and never once had a failure.
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                          Response from DewaltProductExpertJul 29, 2020
                          Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the D55168. We would appreciate the chance to speak with and assist you. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #11948409. Many Thanks, Mitzy DEWALT Customer Care
                            5 found this review helpful
                            My 3rd one i use for a lot more than it is designed for and it hangs in there only complaint need...
                            My 3rd one i use for a lot more than it is designed for and it hangs in there only complaint needs more ground clearance for drain cock ive snap 2 off when moving up or down stairs by myself
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                            9 found this review helpful
                            I bought this air compressor because it stated that I could run a sander. It only has enough powe...
                            I bought this air compressor because it stated that I could run a sander. It only has enough power to run it for about 3 minutes. With the compressor out of air... I have to wait several minutes to start sanding again.
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                            Response from DewaltProductExpertNov 21, 2019
                            Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the DWAMF30. We would appreciate the chance to speak with and assist you. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #10684567. Many Thanks, Mitzy DEWALT Customer Care
                              7 found this review helpful
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                              Power SourceElectricElectricElectricElectric
                              Application UseAir Brushing,Blow Cleaning,Bolting,Brad Nailing,Cutting,Drilling,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Grinding,HVLP Painting,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation,Roof Nailing,Sanding,Spraying,Stapling,Surface Prep,WrenchingBolting,Brad Nailing,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Stapling,WrenchingAir Brushing,Blow Cleaning,Bolting,Brad Nailing,Cutting,Drilling,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Grinding,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation,Roof Nailing,Spraying,Stapling,Surface Prep,WrenchingAir Brushing,Blow Cleaning,Bolting,Brad Nailing,Cutting,Drilling,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Grinding,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation,Roof Nailing,Spraying,Stapling,Surface Prep,Wrenching
                              Lubrication TypeOillessOilOilOil
                              Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons)15 gal20 gal20 gal25 gal
                              Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI55.36.26.2
                              Maximum Pressure (psi)225 psi155 psi200 psi200 psi
                              Compressor TypeIndustrialIndustrialIndustrialIndustrial
                              Tank StyleVerticalVerticalHorizontalVertical
                              Voltage (v)120v120v120v120v
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