This portable air compressor is made with a single purpose in mind – your DIY projects. The PC1010 is a small, very portable air compressor which has enough air in its tank to last just enough for you to finish a small job in your house. Sure, it isn’t anywhere near as potent as the rest of the compressors we reviewed, but that’s the thing – it isn’t built to be like them. It is made to be small, practical, and at the same time rigid and with a small price tag. It is versatile enough to handle any small task, while being one of the quietest air compressors on the market working at around 60 dB (as loud as a restaurant conversation).
Features That Make It Stand Out
Apart from being lightweight and quiet, this Senco model has some other features which are worth mentioning. You shouldn’t judge it by its size, as its performance can rival some of the more powerful compressors, such as the DeWalt DWFP55126. Its pneumatic piston combined with the 120 psi output compare to models which cost as much as a hundred dollars more. The 0.5 horsepower help all that by giving it a powerful boost.
Ease Of Use
The many gauges on this compressor make it a breeze to use. You can easily check the pressure of the tank with a single look and you can even easily disconnect the machine at any time, due to its coupler. Another thing that adds up to the comfort of this model is its soft to the touch handle. It makes carrying this thing around even easier.
The refill time of the air tank is less than two minutes, which to be honest with you, is impressive, even for a 1 pound tank. That allows for minimal downtime breaks and maximum efficiency in terms of work.
Using this compressor is easy not only because of the informative gauges, but because it is intuitive in its design and generally requires little to no maintenance. It is oil-lubed so it will eventually need an oil change, but if you follow our instructions listed on this Buyer’s Guide article, you will find it incredibly easy.
Sturdiness & Warranty
Even though this particular model doesn’t weight more than 20 pounds, it is built by high-quality materials which make it a sturdy compressor that will surely last more than just a couple of years. Sadly, if something goes wrong after the first year you are on your own since the warranty covers only 12 months of usage. Either way, from our experience with it and from what other users have been writing about it, longevity shouldn’t be a concern of yours.
- Great value to price ratio
- Built with quality materials
- Has a long service life and feels sturdy in the hand
- Lightweight with a comfortable handle to carry it around
- Great for small DIY house projects
- Easy to maintain
- One of the quietest air compressors
- 2 minutes refill time
- Small air tank
- Limited warranty