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

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
Price Check Price

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