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May 8, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Air Compressor Reviews

At Pro Tool Reviews our Pros have done countless air compressor reviews on the job site. We make sure to review tools in that environment so we can convey real-world results. Our air compressor reviews include both gas and electric models, and we review them with the appropriate pneumatic air tools. We want to test tools in the context the manufacturers intended. Air Compressor Reviews in the Field You might need an air compressor for a framing nailer or finish nailer. You could be a mechanic in need of a high capacity model for your automotive tools. We provide reviews of all model types. From Emglo to DeWalt, Bosch, and others, we review our compressors on the jobsite. It helps us know these tools can hold up for you as well as they did for us. Whether your interest lies in high capacity tank models or smaller hot dog or pancake models, we cover them in both gas and electric. We also test the features alongside performance metrics. We like to know whether they have a fast cycle time and if they can support more than one tool at a time.

Senco Portable Air Compressor

Senco Portable Air Compressor Lines

Senco has developed a pair of new compressor lines – the 200 PSI Senco Portable Air Compressor Line and the Lightweight Senco Portable Air Compressors for Finish and Trim. Starting with the 200 PSI line, Senco tells us that they spent several months researching ways to improve their air compressors to address common concerns that professionals […]

Ridgid Tri-Stack Air Compressor Review

The Ridgid Tri-Stack air compressor is a star performer in the brand’s line of inventive compressor designs. At first glance, it’s a 150 psi, five gallon compressor that is a capable size for most job site tasks. But a closer look reveals a much more versatile tool with features and abilities not found on other […]

Porter Cable C1010 1-Gallon Quiet Trim Compressor Review

Porter-Cable C1010 1-Gallon Quiet Trim Compressor Review

We often use trim compressors to do smaller projects because of their compact size, convenience and mobility. The Porter Cable C1010 1 Gallon 135 PSI Max Quiet Trim Compressor is all of that and more. Overall weight is a very manageable 24 pounds and there is a protective steel roll cage that also doubles as the carry handle, allowing the compressor to be carried in an upright position. Probably the biggest feature of this little compressor is that it is oil-free and quiet. Normally you can’t say both of those words in the same sentence when talking about compressors. Somehow the engineers at Porter-Cable figured out how to make this little guy maintenance-free and you can stand to be in the same room with it when it is running. Our plan was to find out if it really is as good as they say it is.

Porter-Cable 1 Gallon Quiet Trim Compressor C1010 Preview

Porter-Cable C1010 1 Gallon Quiet Trim Compressor Preview

Having a full sized 4-gallon compressor for framing and other construction projects is great, but what about the smaller job where you don’t want a larger compressor that takes up lots of space and is bulky to maneuver? For that, Porter-Cable has introduced its new heavy-duty, one-gallon, 135 Max PSI quiet trim compressor (model C1010). This is the kind of tool you want to bring with you to do punch lists and smaller trim work, making it perfect for general contractors, trim carpenters, and remodelers. It’s even suitable for woodworkers, wanting a lightweight tool for furniture assembly.

Emglo EM810-4V Compact 4-Gallon Oiled Air Compressor Review

Emglo EM810-4V Compact 4-Gallon Oiled Air Compressor Review

The Emglo EM810-4V Heavy-Duty 4 Gal Oil-Lube Stacked Tank Air Compressor has twin tanks, a cast iron cylinder and a central handle that makes it easy to carry around on the jobsite. With a 1.1 HP motor, plenty of air capacity and air delivery; this compressor has the ability to drive up to four brad or finish nailers or two framing, roofing or flooring nailers at one time with out slowing down. We think that this 56 pound compressor should meet the needs of most trim carpenters, remodelers, light duty framers, roofers or flooring professionals. The Emglo EM810-4V Compressor is backed with a one-year limited warranty and can be found in Lowe’s Home improvement Centers.

Emglo EM810-4M 4-Gallon Dolly-Style Twin Tank Air Compressor Preview

Emglo EM810-4M Twin Tank Air Compressor Preview

The Emglo EM810-4M 4-Gallon Dolly-Style Twin Tank Air Compressor is designed to meet the needs of the trim carpenter, remodeler, framer, roofer or flooring professional. With a 1.1 HP motor and an oil-lubricated cast iron cylinder, performance, durability and reliability are built in. The capacity and air delivery gives this compressor the ability to support up to four brad or finish nailers or two framing, roofing or flooring nailers at once without compromising performance. The 88 pound compressor is easy to maneuver around the jobsite thanks to the wheel kit, which features two 10 inch pneumatic tires with metal hubs and a solid axle. The Emglo EM810-4M Heavy-Duty Compressor is backed with a one-year limited warranty and will be available in September 2011

Bosch CET4-20W air compressor

Bosch CET4-20W 4 Gallon 2 HP Air Compressor Review

When you’re on the job framing a house there’s nothing worse than having to wait for your compressor to play catch-up. Those days are likely over with the Bosch CET4-20W 4 Gallon Electric Hand Carry Compressor with wheels. Not only is this a convenient tool to carry around, it’s got the volume and fast recovery time to make sure you can keep working, uninterrupted, no matter what the job. We used the CET4-20W on a variety of jobs and it held its own each time, earning it the nickname “Jack” – as in “be nimble and quick.”

Hitachi EC119SA air compressor

Hitachi EC119SA Air Compressor Review

The Hitachi EC119SA 4-Gallon Twin-Stack Air Compressor comes with many big compressor features in a compact and portable unit. With class leading power, this unit is ready for action. Featuring a powerful 2.5 HP induction motor that runs at 15 Amps which is coupled to a cast pump iron cylinder that has oversized bearing and is oil lubed.