Anyone who has ever been into air the air compressors business will let you know that there is one decisive winner, far separated from all the rest. That is the Porter Cable C2002. Apart from it, all the other products of this company are simply award-winning. Which means that apart from buying an amazing product you also have the brand’s name behind your back when doing that. Perhaps the only other air compressor getting close to this level of quality and in the same price bracket is the DeWalt DWFP55126.
The C2002 has an oil-free design which makes things so much simpler and lets you do your stuff without worrying that much about maintenance, although oil-free air compressors ought to be checked once in a while if you want to make sure everything is going great (we suggest checking the inner lubrication once per year).
Features That Set It Apart
Really, the first thing that comes to our minds about the C2002 is its insane reliability. It doesn’t matter how rough your environment is, the 120V low-amp motor will never let you down in any way. This is why this air compressor is the preferred one for the more northern states. It can get its electricity from any extension cord you got stored in your garage (which is a common issue for other compressors).
The tank (6 gallons) combined with the 150 PSI air pressure coming out of this thing, will suffice your needs for quite some time before you have to refill it again. That is the case even if you are working alongside somebody else, even though some people have complained about it lacking power when used by multiple users. We, personally, found it sufficient for regular tasks when used by two people. If you want to perform more advanced air pressure needing tasks, the safest bet would be to work alone off of it.
Weight And Ease of Use
All these capabilities come at the total weight of 32 pounds, which makes it dead easy to carry around the place. Usually, the pancake-style air compressors which pack 5-6 gallons of air all weight around 30-40 pounds, so this isn’t a “unique” feature, but then again, combined with its overall reliability, it makes it stand out.
Some Other Benefits Of Owning This Unit
The components that matter in this air compressor are safely stored below the comfortable handle and the main console. Another easy to access part is the water draining valve. You use it to drain the water which is built up inside. You can learn about other maintenance procedures you need to perform on your air compressor on our Buyer’s Guide article.
Furthermore, this particular air compressor is one of the fastest in the world in terms of refilling. It will get pressurized air faster than your usage if plugged in. That is thanks to the 2.6 standard cubic feet per minute flow rate at 90 PSI, so work all you want, as this tool will never run out of compressed air. Even if you aren’t using it when plugged in, it can recharge in a matter of minutes, while you take a break.
Some other tiny details which may go unnoticed by most people, but still add up to an amazing product are the cord wrap of this unit and the small rubber feet that help stabilize the unit when you’re moving around it.
- Best price to value ratio
- Great power output even when used by two people
- Stable and Durable
- Recharges Fast
- Cold weather doesn’t bother it at all
- The air compressor is harmful according to California’s Proposition 65
- Some users report decrease in output when used by multiple users at once