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PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSORS – THE TOP 8 SOLUTIONS ON THE MARKET

At some point in time, we’ve all picked up a portable air compressor that was too small, or wound up regretting the extra money that we spent on one that was way more than what we needed. The key to preventing that guilty feeling, known as buyer’s remorse, is to check out the latest products, and then determine what you need before you buy it.

This comprehensive list of the hottest portable air compressors on the market in 2017 will help you look at the different air compressors available to make sure that you get exactly what you need, at a price that you won’t feel guilty about.

Review Summary Table

Product

Price and Rating

  Pros

  Cons

Full Review

AAA LIFELINE

300 PSI 12 Volt DC

$

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Pros

  • Plugs into car charger
  • Pressure gauge included
  • Small size

Cons

  • Loud, Small Amount of Air
  • Cannot be Used for Air Mattress

 

AAA – 4024AAA Lifeline 300 PSI 12 Volt DC Air Compressor Review

BOSTITCH

BTFP02012

$$$

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 Pros

  • Portable
  • Medium noise level
  • Portable

 

 Cons

  • Hose not Included
  • Attachments Needed to Fill up Tires

 

BOSTITCH Pancake Air Compressor, Oil-Free, 6 Gallon, 150 PSI Review

PORTER-CABLE

C2002-WK

$$$

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Pros

  • Recharges quickly
  • 6-gallon capacity
  • Easy to store

Cons

  • Nozzle is Low Quality
  • Loud

 

 PORTER-CABLE Compressor, Oil-Free, UMC Pancake, 13-Piece Accessory Kit, 6-Gallon, 150 PSI Review

DEWALT

D55168

$$$

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Pros

  • Recharges quickly
  • Larger capacity

Cons

  • Only One Air Outlet
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Tank Drain is on the Bottom

 

DEWALT D55168 225 PSI 15 Gallon 120-Volt Electric Wheeled Portable Workshop Compressor Review

Industrial Air

ILA188354

$$$

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Pros

  • Portable
  • High PSI
  • Well built

 

Cons

  • Beware of Shipping Issues
  • USA Parts but Made Overseas
  • Wheels are not the best

 

Industrial Air ILA1883054 30-Gallon Belt Driven Air Compressor Review

Makita MAC2400

181122-A

$$$

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Pros

  • Portable
  • High PSI
  • Well built

 

Cons

  • Beware of Shipping Issues
  • USA Parts but Made Overseas
  • Wheels are not the best

 

Makita MAC2400 2.5 HP* Big Bore™ Air Compressor Review

BOSTITCH

CAP1512-OF

$$$

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Pros

  • More Powerful Than Others at this Size
  • Perfect for Around the House
  • LED Switch

 

Cons

  • Louder Than Advertised
  • Check to Make Sure it Works Within 30 Days
  • Lower Volume Tank

 

BOSTITCH Air Compressor for Trim, Oil-Free, High-Output, 1.2 Gallon, 120 PSI Review

California Air Tools

10020C

$$$$

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Pros

  • One of the Quieter Air Compressors
  • Quick Fill
  • Holds Air Well

 

Cons

  • Poor Welding
  • Compressor Issues
  • Poor Quality
 

California Air Tools 10020C Ultra Quiet Oil-Free and Powerful Air Compressor, 2 HP Review

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