Review of the Porter Cable Air Compressor
There are quite a few types of Porter Cable Air Compressors that can be found now. The Porter Cable Air Compressor brand of items is manufactured by Porter-Cable - a company that has been in business since 1906. The Porter Cable Air Compressors are part of the Porta-Cable brand of portable woodworking power tools. Porta-Cable manufactures its offerings in Jackson, Tennessee, near sister company Delta. Porter-Cable and Delta became sister companies in the year 1960, but they provide different products.
One such example is the 25 Gallon Vertical Air Compressor Portable 60 Gallon Tank 175 PSI. This item has a 175 PSI - 60 gallon equivalent tank size. Its high capacity air regulator has a starting PSI of 145, which can go as high as 175 PSI. This product has the top level of above average duty and sporadic tool operation among its competition. It has an oil-free design that is both tough and low maintenance. It includes a direct-drive twin cylinder. Its 120 volt induction and high torque motor offers trusty starting function, as well.
Another of the Porter Cable Air Compressor models you might want to look at is the 20 Gallon Air Compressor 5.1 CFM @ 90 PSI model. This Porter Cable Air Compressor offers a 175 PSI - 49 gallon equivalent tank volume. Its high-flow air regulator begins at 145 PSI and ends at 175 PSI. This Porter Cable Air Compressor follows the strictest regulations of moderate-to-heavy work and sporadic tool usage in its class. Dependable starting can be achieved by its 120 volt induction and high torque engine. Its '4 Pole' 1725 RPM motor gives the tool a longer operational lifespan and a lower level of sound. You gain remote air regulation plus control in the nearby work location of the job site due to the remote 'quadraport' center. This item also includes a high-flow regulator and 4 quick connect units.
The last Porter Cable Air Compressor model on this list is called the Oil Free Induction Side Stack Compressor. This device has 6.0 SCFM that allows its 4.3 gallon tank to recharge more quickly. An extended tool run-time is achievable because of the 150 PSI Max. 120 PSI cut-in pressure delivers 30 PSI 'Bonus Air' before rendering a 90 PSI tool wholly unusable. Its 1.6 running HP induction engine was made for lengthy performance. It also features push to connect couplers, a High-FloSM air regulator, and an oil-free pump that won't result in oil spills; the pump requires absolutely no maintenance.
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Published August 11th, 2008
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