Hand-Carry Hot Dog Air Compressors

 

We give the Porter Cable C1010 Trim Air Compressor a 7.0 overall rating. The main thing that lowers this rating is the reduced capabilities that the minimal airflow this compressor provides. With only .75 CFM @ 90 PSI, this model is limited in what it can do. It will handle a staple gun or nailer for finishing purposes, but not really anything else. However, it was designed only to be a trim compressor used on job sites, and it does excel at doing that.

It is very lightweight and portable at just 23 pounds. It is super compact at just 9″ tall which makes it easy to transport and store. With its 1 gallon tank and 135 max PSI it recovers in just 20 seconds. The C1010 is also pretty quiet at just 71 decibels. The metal control panel and full-protection roll frame make this air compressor ideal for a job site as it prevents general wear and tear on the machine.

At a cost of around $99, this unit is good value if used for the right purpose.

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Specs
Overall Rating 7.0
Brand Porter Cable
Model C1010
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 2.6
Weight 23 lbs
Height 9″
Width 24″
Depth 19″
Running Horsepower 0.3
Max PSI 135
CFM @ 90 PSI 0.75
CFM @ 40 PSI
Tank Capacity 1 Gallons
Noise 71 db
Oil-Free Yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Year
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Bostitch CAP1512-OFThe Bostitch CAP1512-OF comes in at an 8.2 overall rating. This air compressor is compact and very lightweight at just 23.5 pounds. It is easily portable with a well balanced cube design and handle on top along with rubber feet. This Bostitch compressor delivers 2.8 CFM at 90 PSI and provides 150 max PSI. It is also relatively quiet at 72 decibels.

It won’t handle tasks that require high airflow, but for finish tools we would recommend this compressor.

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Specs
Overall Rating 8.2
Brand Bostitch
Model CAP1512-OF
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 12
Weight 23.5 lbs
Height
Width
Depth
Running Horsepower 1.5
Max PSI 150
CFM @ 90 PSI 2.8
CFM @ 40 PSI
Tank Capacity 1.2 Gallons
Noise 72 db
Oil-Free yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Year
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Thomas T-635HDThe Thomas T-635HD is a quality portable air compressor that we give an overall rating of 7.4. This unit is very lightweight at just 26 pounds which makes picking it up often a breeze.  It is also very small at just 16.5″ tall, 16.8″ wide and 8″ deep. At 69 decibels it is pretty quiet too.

Having said that, with just 1.7 CFM @ 90 PSI of air flow, this air compressor won’t do much other than run a single brad nailer or maybe a framing nailer.

Customer support from Thomas has been reported to be outstanding and customer reviews are mostly positive for this model.

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Specs
Overall Rating 7.4
Brand Thomas
Model T-635HD
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 6
Weight 26 lbs
Height 16.5″
Width 16.8″
Depth 8″
Running Horsepower 0.75
Max PSI 125
CFM @ 90 PSI 1.7
CFM @ 40 PSI
Tank Capacity 2 Gallons
Noise 69 db
Oil-Free yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Year
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Senco PC1130The Senco PC1130 is a great compromise of performance versus weight in a portable hand-carry air compressor which is why we give it an overall rating of 8.6. It is light enough to move around easily at 39 pounds and features a small footprint. This Senco model is pretty quiet at 69 decibels. With an airflow of 2.5 CFM @ 90 PSI, 2.5 gallon tank, and 125 max PSI this compressor is ideal for finish and trim applications. It also features a quick charging time of just 39 seconds to fill the tank to full capacity.

Customer ratings are mostly positive although a few people have had some part failures.

Overall we recommend this air compressor for contractors and DIYers.

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Specs
Overall Rating 8.6
Brand Senco
Model PC1130
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 13
Weight 39 lbs
Height 18.5″
Width 20.5″
Depth 8″
Running Horsepower 1
Max PSI 125
CFM @ 90 PSI 2.5
CFM @ 40 PSI 3.5
Tank Capacity 2.5 Gallons
Noise 69 db
Oil-Free no
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Year
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Senco PC1130

 

Senco PC1010The Senco PC1010 is a very specific kind of air compressor and is not designed to be a work-horse, thus we give it an overall rating of 6.8. The biggest positives of this model are its portability and its noise. It is only 20 pounds and comes with a comfortable handle to carry around.  Since it is about a 1 foot cube, it will not take up much space. This compressor is also really quiet compared to most models at only 69 decibels.

The problem with the Senco PC1010 is in its performance. With an airflow of 0.6 CFM @ 90 PSI it won’t handle much more than a finish nail gun. With a 1 gallon tank it will not hold much air so expect the motor to run quite often.

So if you are doing trim work, or hobby and crafts then it works great, but for any other use we do not recommend this air compressor.

 

Specs
Overall Rating 6.8
Brand Senco
Model PC1010
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 4
Weight 20 lbs
Height 10.3″
Width 12.5″
Depth 14″
Running Horsepower 0.6
Max PSI 125
CFM @ 90 PSI 0.6
CFM @ 40 PSI
Tank Capacity 1 Gallon
Noise 69 db
Oil-Free yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Year
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Senco PS1010

Senco PC1010

 

Campbell Hausfeld FP209499The Campbell Hausfeld FP209499 air compressors scores an overall rating of 6.2. Probably the most attractive thing about this model is the price. You can buy it for under $75. It also is a good value since it comes with an accessory kit that includes a 25-foot recoil hose, blow gun, female coupler, two male plugs, two inflation needles, inflation adapter, tapered inflation nozzle, air chuck, and PTFE tape. At under 20 pounds this unit is very portable as well.

As for negatives, the air flow of this model is severely lacking. With just 0.39 CFM @ 90 PSI, the FP209499 is among the lowest in its class. It will handle a brad nailer and inflating balls, but that is about it. It is also very noisy as it is rated at 90 decibels.

We only would recommend this air compressor if price is a very serious priority and your needs are limited to only simple tasks that do not require even moderate air flow.

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Specs
Overall Rating 6.2
Brand Campbell Hausfeld
Model FP209499
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 2
Weight 19.6 lbs
Height 15.74″
Width 7.87″
Depth 19.58″
Running Horsepower 0.5
Max PSI 100
CFM @ 90 PSI 0.39
CFM @ 40 PSI 0.51
Tank Capacity 3 Gallons
Noise 90 db
Oil-Free Yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Years
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Campbell Hausfeld FP2048We give the Campbell Hausfeld FP2048 air compressor a 5.8 overall rating. At around $80 the price is nice for this lightweight portable compressor. It also has a small footprint and will not up much room in your garage. It comes with an accessory kit which includes a 25-foot recoil hose, air chuck, inflation needle, inflation needle adapter, and two inflation nozzles.

The downside to this compressor is the overall performance. The airflow is rated at 0.8 CFM @ 90 PSI with a max PSI of 100. That is only enough to handle the most basic tasks like brad nailing/stapling or tire inflation which is still a struggle for it. And as with most Campbell Hausfeld compressors, this one is noisy at 90 decibels.

We only recommend this air compressor if price is of utmost concern. There are much better models available, but they will cost you more.

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Specs
Overall Rating 5.8
Brand Campbell Hausfeld
Model FP2048
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 2
Weight 18 lbs
Height 17″
Width 10″
Depth 18″
Running Horsepower 0.3
Max PSI 100
CFM @ 90 PSI 0.8
CFM @ 40 PSI
Tank Capacity 2 Gallons
Noise 90 db
Oil-Free Yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 1
Warranty 1 Year
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Makita MAC700This one’s a bit of a paradox : The do-it-yourselfer might pass by this compressor in favor of an oil-free, no-maintenance model, but it’s actually one of the best on the market for the homeowner, hobbyist and weekend warrior.

The MAC700 puts out 80 decibels, according to the folks at Makita, and when you compare that to the 90 and up you get from most units, that’s practically a hum. So we like this for household use, especially in a basement shop.

Next on our list of pluses for the DIY-er is the low-amp draw, and with that, fewer trips to the breaker box and less chance of premature motor failure. The other feature that won us over is the easy-on-the-hand lever handle ball valve that saves your knuckles when you drain the tank. It’s also got a really fast cycle, so by the time you take a sip of water, you’re ready to work again.

It’s made like a champ, with a roll-bar handle that protects your investment, a cast-iron cylinder for durability and an oil sight glass that makes maintenance a breeze. –Kris Jensen-Van Heste

What’s in the Box:
Oiled single hot dog compressor with handle; 1/4-inch brass Makita universal coupler

Specs
Overall Rating 8.8
Brand Makita
Model MAC700
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 12.4
Weight 52 lbs
Height 22″
Width 10″
Depth 18″
Running Horsepower 2
Max PSI 130
CFM @ 90 PSI 3.3
CFM @ 40 PSI 3.8
Tank Capacity 2.6 Gallons
Noise 80 db
Oil-Free No
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 2
Warranty 1 Years
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Makita AC310HThe heart of Makita’s high pressure pneumatics is the 2.5 HP High Pressure Air Compressor, model AC310H. With a high-pressure 1.6 gallon tank, the AC310H provides the same capacity as a conventional five-gallon tank at 120 PSI, but with less noise and a more compact size for easier transport. In addition, the AC310H is engineered to run high pressure and conventional nailers.

Highly-Efficient Two-Stage Pump
The AC310H has a more efficient four-pole induction motor operating at 1,720 RPM for greater displacement at lower RPM with lower noise, and a highly-efficient dual-head (two-stage) pump that builds up to 400 PSI capacity. The low AMP draw reduces the incidence of tripped breakers and voltage drop during start-up.

The AC310H has dual capacity, with two universal couplers for conventional nailers (3.6 CFM at 90 PSI) and two couplers for high pressure nailers (2.7 CFM at 300 PSI). It has an oil-less pump for maintenance-free operation, with a roll cage and kick plate to withstand extreme jobsite environments. The large rubberized bumpers are designed for added durability, with large regulator knobs for easier adjustments.

The AC310H is engineered with High Pressure Technology that dramatically increases air pressure created in the compressor and delivered to pneumatic nailers. The result is a superior power-to-weight ratio, and a more efficient system than conventional compressors. The AC310H is just another example of Makita’s commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

Makita High Pressure Compressor Technology
Makita delivers the future of pneumatics with new high-pressure technology. The new technology dramatically increases air pressure created in the compressor and delivered to pneumatic nailers. The result is a superior power-to-weight ratio and a more efficient system than conventional compressors and nailers. Makita high-pressure technology is engineered to meet the demand for pneumatic nailers that are more compact with less weight and a better fit, yet have the capacity to drive nails into a wide range of materials including the increasingly dense engineered lumber used in framing construction. Makita High Pressure Pneumatics delivers increased efficiency, productivity and performance.

Specs
Overall Rating 8.9
Brand Makita
Model AC310H
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 13
Weight 79.4 lbs
Height 14.75″
Width 20″
Depth 18.75″
Running Horsepower 2.5
Max PSI 400
CFM @ 90 PSI 3.6
CFM @ 40 PSI 3.7
Tank Capacity 1.6 Gallons
Noise 80 db
Oil-Free Yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 4
Warranty 1 Years
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DeWalt D55141

Specs
Overall Rating 7.5
Brand DeWalt
Model D55141
Style Hand-Carry Hot Dog
Power Supply 120V
Amps 8
Weight 30 lbs
Height 10.5″
Width 19″
Depth 21.25″
Running Horsepower 0.5
Max PSI 150
CFM @ 90 PSI 2
CFM @ 40 PSI
Tank Capacity 2 Gallons
Noise 79 db
Oil-Free Yes
Compressor Operation Auto Start/Stop
Drive Direct
Couplers 2
Warranty 1 Years
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