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  • I really like the design of this compressor, and the operation is indeed quiet enough to hold a n...
  • September 22, 2017

I really like the design of this compressor, and the operation is indeed quiet enough to hold a normal conversation sitting next to it while running. My issues were with quality control. I purchased two of these in as many weeks. The first one had a faulty output regulator and the top pressure switch assembly was not snugly threaded onto the tank riser, causing a fairly rapid discharge of the tank without any use. The output regulator would drop a good 30 psi during use, compared to around 5 psi for a properly functioning regulator. After returning in-store and ordering another one, I received the second only to discover about a teaspoon of tiny steel balls rolling around in the tank. The regulator functioned with a blow gun as compared to the previous unit, but I returned it rather than risk damage to my tools. I spoke to California Air Tools and they were very nice (and seemed shocked at my run of bad luck), but I'm going to have to call it quits with this particular model. Overall: +Good Design; +Good Customer Service; +Quiet Operation; -Poor Quality Control

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RnDMonkey

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  • Great compressor for a great price. I recently purchased the...
  • December 20, 2017

Great compressor for a great price. I recently purchased the larger version of this unit and wanted something smaller for light jobs. This unit does everything well; recovery speed is efficient, power is sufficient for running trim guns, incredibly portably, and amazingly quiet. Highly recommend.

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DoggieDaddy

11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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  • I was impressed by how quiet the compressor was and the overwhelmingly positive reviews. As soon ...
  • April 19, 2019

I was impressed by how quiet the compressor was and the overwhelmingly positive reviews. As soon as the compressor shut off I could hear a faint leak. I ran my hand around to see if I could find it and found a tiny hole in the weld joint on the end cap. I contacted their customer support and waited on hold for about 10 minutes then was hung up on, called back waited on hold for another 10 minutes then listened to the phone ring for several minutes until i was set to a voice mail system. I attempted another call today only to discover they are only open Monday through Thursday. I will be returning the compressor to Home Depot.

JimDandy

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  • extremely quiet, inexpensive but overheat safety would trip after second refill of the tank. othe...
  • September 13, 2017

extremely quiet, inexpensive but overheat safety would trip after second refill of the tank. otherwise seems well made. Will buy another and try again.

Matt

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By: Matt
  • I have another large California Air compressor that I have been using for a couple years now and ...
  • February 20, 2018
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I have another large California Air compressor that I have been using for a couple years now and its been flawless. I bought this one because of its size. I can carry it into my apartments to do work and it's extremely quiet and light weight. I use it mainly for running a brad nailer for installing trim. Does a great job and is perfect size for this task. It doesn't take many brad nails to make it come on but when it does it only runs seconds and is up to pressure once again. It came quickly to my doorstep and was double boxed so nothing was damaged during shipment. If your looking for a small compressor for quick, quiet jobs, this is it.

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Dooglas

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By: Dooglas
  • Too small to be much good for most household uses, such as inflating tires, blowing dust off item...
  • January 18, 2019

Too small to be much good for most household uses, such as inflating tires, blowing dust off items, etc. The tank is so small you get a burst of air for what seems like 10-20 seconds, and then the tank is empty and it must kick on to refill. If you want strong air pressure, you will have to wait for the tank to refill, which isn't long, but significantly longer than the blow time. So, there winds up being a lot more waiting than working. Lightweight, compact, quiet, and seems to be decent quality, though.

Jim

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  • This is small and light weight. It is amazing how quiet it is! I used a Brad gun and it had no pr...
  • January 08, 2017
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This is small and light weight. It is amazing how quiet it is! I used a Brad gun and it had no problem. The other Brand air compressors are so loud. Thank you for making a high quality, light weight and very quiet air compressor that I as a female can handle.

Handywomen

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  • Quiet as advertised. Keeps air pressure for more than...
  • April 21, 2017

Quiet as advertised. Keeps air pressure for more than a week when sitting on the shelf. I would buy again, and recommend this brand highly.

jimbo

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  • Very quiet as advertised. Works well. Bought this one due...
  • January 17, 2017

Very quiet as advertised. Works well. Bought this one due to low amperage draw since I need it in a boat garage where there is no AC power. Running it on a car battery and an inverter.

HomeDepotCustomer

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  • I bought this compressor because I wanted something very quiet. It REALLY is quiet compared to ot...
  • December 31, 2017
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I bought this compressor because I wanted something very quiet. It REALLY is quiet compared to other air compressors. It will be used for miscellaneous things around the house such as inflating tires, blowing out coils, etc. I accidentally broke off the end of the pressure regulator and California Air Tools sent a replacement at no charge.

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RJinTX

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By: RJinTX