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Model #DXCMLA1983054

30 Gal. Portable Vertical Electric Air Compressor

  • Dual voltage motor is wired for standard 120 or 240-volt outlet
  • Includes synthetic oil for high performance and longevity
  • Equipped with pneumatic tires for maximum portability
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Product Overview

DEWALT's 30 Gal. Air Compressor features a cast iron, twin-cylinder, oil-lubricated pump. This includes a 1-piece cast iron crankcase, thermally stable cast iron cylinder body, aluminum head and valve plate, automotive style ball bearings, durable Swedish stainless steel reed valves, oil level sight glass, easily accessible oil fill and a 12 in. cast iron balanced flywheel. The unit has a heavy-duty induction motor for maximum performance and efficiency. This dual voltage motor is wired for a standard 120-Volt outlet and can also be converted for 240-volt applications.
  • 7 CFM at 40 psi and 5.7 CFM at 90 psi with 1.9 RHP
  • 155 max psi for optimum tool performance
  • 30 Gal. vertical tank with pre-attached pneumatic tires for maximum portability
  • Shipped with synthetic oil for optimum performance and long life
  • Equipped with quick-set regulator, tank, working pressure gauges, and on/off switch
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
49.3 in
Product Width (in.)
25.05 in


Air Delivery SCFM @ 40PSI
Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI
Amperage (amps)
Application Use
Air Brushing,Blow Cleaning,Finish Nailing,Framing Nailing,Hobby Nailing,Hobby Painting,Inflation,Roof Nailing,Spraying
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gal.)
30 Gal.
Compressor Tank Capacity (Gallons)
30 gal
Compressor Type
Framing & Roofing
Compressor Volume Rating
Compressor/Air Tool Features
Handle,Tank Pressure Gauge
Decibel Rating (Outdoor)
78 dBA
Horsepower (hp)
1.9 hp
No additional components or accessories are included
Included in Combo
Compressor Only
Lubrication Type
Maximum Pressure (psi)
155 PSI2
Number of Total Batteries Included
Power Source
Power Type
Corded Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
Stage Count
Single Stage
Tank Material
Tank Style
Tools Product Type
Air Compressor
Voltage (v)
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,UL Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Pump and 1 Year All Other Parts

Questions & Answers


Will this fit into the back of a suv for transport home?

Asked by Dave August 17, 2020

Probably not. But keep in mind that the compressor MUST remain upright while being transported.

can this operate a 1/2 inch air impact wrench, how many running at the same time ?

Asked by socrates77 May 25, 2020

I use 1/2" DeWalt impact wrench(80-90 PSI) with 3/8" line to rotate tires. Took off all tires and put back on. When putting the 4th tire on, the compressor kicked back on. I was still able to use while compressor was refilling with no issues. As with most compressors, you can connect multiple tools with the right fittings. However, the issue will be how much air your tools are drawing if operating both tools simultaneously. May not be an issue if not being used at same time. If using in autoshop, you will prob need a bigger compressor.

How is this packaged for transporting ( crate /boxed ) ?

Asked by Brewster May 11, 2020

The store used a forklift to put it on my trailer and I have a large hand truck. For me it was easy.

Home Depot states this model is an oil lubricated pump, but the Dewalt web site states this model...

Asked by Kenny February 5, 2020

Yes, the DeWalt model DXCMLA1983054 is a 30 gallon vertical portable unit with an oil lubed in-line twin cylinder belt drive pump, and an induction 120 volt electric motor.

Where is this unit produced?

Asked by N8 January 27, 2020

The DEWALT 30 Gallon Air Compressor (Model# DXCMLA1983054) is made in the USA.

I plan to pour a concrete pad for this unit to sit on; what should be the dimensions of the pad?

Asked by JedHarper454 April 5, 2019

minimum would be 24" x 24"

Can I use this compressor for abrasive blaster?

Asked by ROMBYK February 12, 2019

Check your requirements on the blaster. It should tell you the required SCFM. Compare it to SCFM of the compressor.

Is this unit very loud

Asked by Scott November 24, 2018

No, much quieter than oil-less compressors, especially for its' size.

The manual recommends synthetic blend oil. I think full synthetic may be a better option with co...

Asked by Hallmark August 9, 2018

You will want to break it in for at least 10 hours or so with the synthetic blend that's in it now. Full synthetic is great stuff, but it reduces too much friction and won't allow a proper break in. After that initial break in, drain the blend and go with a full synthetic. Be sure to drain as much of the original stuff out as you can.

Can this compressor be used for paint spraying?

Asked by Tony June 13, 2018

Yes, should not be a problem. I would use a HVLP spray gun.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 113 reviews
  • 90% recommend this product
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PlUg and play setup switched to 220 ac. Blew my old impact gun apart with in a week with all the ...
PlUg and play setup switched to 220 ac. Blew my old impact gun apart with in a week with all the air pressure. Shipped to store and then curb side pickup. Took about 2 weeks
by Mike
Great Price and works great!
My old compressor but the dust and I saw this Dewalt at a local supply store. I am very pleased with my purchase and after the recommended break in it had performed flawlessly. It is also a lot quieter than my other one.
by Toddler
happy with this compressor
They didnt stock this in the store but it arrived fairly quickly in the midst of covid19. No visual shipping damage. Comes fully boxed and on a pallet and filled with synthetic oil. Did the 1/2 hour breakin. After breakin tested fill times. 50psi in one min. 100psi in 3 min. 150psi in 6 min and shut off at 160 in 7min. Switch set to cycle at 150psi so cycle time about one min. Measured 77db @ 12-feet. Pretty quiet. Converting from 110 volt to 220 volt simply changing 2 wire locations on the motor and swapping out the plug to a 6-20P style. Also added a wireless vibration hour meter. Note this Dewalt compressor is actually made by Industrieal Air and American made. They make high quality compressors. Bought the Dewalt version because it was on sale through Home Depot
by gords
2 people found this helpful
I'm pretty happy with this compressor. it is replacing my sears direct drive of similar design. m...
I'm pretty happy with this compressor. it is replacing my sears direct drive of similar design. main reason is noise. it is in my garage and I read that the dewalt type is fairly quiet. I checked it out. when I received it I compared the 2 with my db meter. The sears was 100 db (really freaking loud), the dewalt was 78. Both from a few feet away. a huge difference. when I would use the old one I put on hearing protectors it was so loud. I believe the sears put out more air so its a little bit of a trade off. BUT--the dewalt goes to 150# the sears 125. It comes on around 110 and cuts off at 155. then cools off to about 150. I did not like the drain so I changed to an elbow and ball valve and extension pipe all 1/4". It did not look like there was enough room but it fit. that is something they could change, is give you a little more room under it. It does not leak down so that is another plus. I use my compressor quite often, for many cars, painting small items, a blast cabinet, blow out the garage, etc. I really don't see any major downsides. It is inline with other compressors of this size and type. I do wish it put out a little more air but that would mean going to 220v which I don't have in my garage.
by fyrcapn
5 people found this helpful
I previously had a non-oil compressor. I am VERY satisfired with my purchase. They said it would ...
I previously had a non-oil compressor. I am VERY satisfired with my purchase. They said it would not be quieter but it is much quieter and you can tell the Dewalt brand is much more quality than the previous husky I had. I would definelty recommend this. I have had it for about a month now. The only thing that I don't like is the added weight. It is much heavier.
by Emma
This product is efficient, gets the job done, and is quiet. I have had it for a few weeks and am ...
This product is efficient, gets the job done, and is quiet. I have had it for a few weeks and am satisfied with it. It does not take up too much space in the garage which is also nice. It meets my expectations thoroughly.
by ConstructionGal1028
1 person found this helpful
All the compressor I'll ever need...
I am a big Dewalt fan, ever since working in a shop for building scenery for theatrical productions. Their tools are very well built, with great durability and power. This compressor is no exception - it's great! It builds up to 150+ lbs of pressure in ~10 minutes from an empty tank. Kicks back on when it gets to ~100 psi. It's reasonably "quiet" - I've certainly used much louder compressors - but it may be hard to hold a normal conversation while its compressing air... It holds pressure extremely well - I leave it for weeks with 100+ psi in it, and every time I check it, it hasn't dropped at all. So nice to have that air ready all the time! I highly recommend changing out the drain mechanism on the tank - it's very difficult to reach and turn it to drain water. I'd put a 90 street elbow on there, with a small lead of regular pipe, going to a nice ball valve. That's what I'm going to do, so I can open the drain more easily. With the ability to put out 7 CFM at 40 psi, and nearly 6 CFM at 90 PSI, it'll run everything I'll ever need it to. And it's super nice that you can just plug it in to any 120V socket (you DO want to make sure it's on a 20A breaker, as it really pulls some serious amps, especially at startup!) If you are going to transport it from the store to your home, be ready to deal with spilled oil, if you lay it down from any length of time (more than a few minutes). We had to travel ~30 minutes, and a good bit of the oil came out. Still had enough in it, though, to run just fine, and complete the break-in procedure. I eventually purchased the Dewalt synthetic compressor oil off of Amazon -- it's blue -- and topped it off. The pneumatic wheels really help when moving this thing around, though it's heavy enough that I hope I never have to roll it through uneven/grassy terrain by myself! Cast iron is heavy! Overall, 100% satisfied! Great product - will enjoy using this for years and years...
by Dave
14 people found this helpful
Great compressor, 155PSI
Great compresssor, really like the 155PSI capability. I added an elbow to the tank drain because it was hard to reach.
by DonH
9 people found this helpful
Top end product for its class
The product performs well. It has enough power to run alot of tools. Make sure your breaker is at least 20a. This thing runs at 15 which will trip a 15a breaker in most situations. Product is shipped with oil already in it. Make sure you leave it right side up when bringing it home or the oil will leak out all over the place. Dewalt should have just kept a seperate thing of oil for the customer to add. Its heavy too, not ideal for portability unless you are 6'5" and 350 lbs.
by MikeROC
23 people found this helpful
Pulley blades broke off on the first start up....
Pulley blades broke off on the first start up.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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