Power an Entire Crew of Framers With this Metabo HPT 225 PSI Air Compressor
Construction workers know how important it is to have enough power to get the job done. That goes double when it comes to nailing, which is integral to the building process from start to finish. The Metabo HPT 8-gallon 225 PSI air compressor (EC1315SM), part of their The Tank series, may just be the one you need to make framing, roofing, finishing, and siding installation a breeze.
Metabo HPT 225 PSI Air Compressor: The Big Deal
We reviewed the Metabo HPT pancake air compressor which also falls under The Tank series. This 8-gallon air compressor aims to be one step above. It includes the ability to run even more nailers at once. With the Metabo HPT EC1315SM The Tank 8-Gal compressor, you get five (5) ports. They let you run 3 framing nailers or 4 roofing/siding nailers simultaneously. Or, you can run up to five 15-gauge or 16-gauge finish nailers. In either of these scenarios, each tool would have enough air to drive nails.
You don’t have to sacrifice airflow, either. It offers 40% more airflow, according to Metabo HPT, with 5 CFM at 90 PSI and 6.3 CFM at 40 PSI. Its PSI in general is 38% greater than the company’s EC99S 4-gallon twin stack compressor.
On top of the power and PSI, this air compressor is also lightweight for its size—even compared to many of the best air compressors we’ve looked at. Weighing 93 lbs, it’s easily manageable when you need to move it around the jobsite. It also has rubber tires for traversing rough terrain. Metabo designed it to store upright when not in use so you can easily tuck it out of the way.
- Retractable steel pull handle
- Drives nails flush without delay
- Regulated pressure gauge
- Noise: 76 dBA SPL
- Top-mounted air filter
- 6-foot power cord length
- Oil-free motor for less maintenance
Metabo HPT EC1315SM Price
The Metabo HPT 225 PSI Air Compressor retails for $459. It includes two 1/4-inch brass industrial couplers. Metabo backs your purchase with a 1-year limited warranty.
- Model: Metabo HPT EC1315SM
- Amperage: 13.5 A
- Air delivery: 6.3 CFM at 40 PSI; 5 CFM at 90 PSI
- Running horsepower: 1.5 HP
- Fitting size: 1/4-inch
- Weight: 93 lbs
- Length: 35.7 in
- Width: 22.5 in
- Height: 17.9 in
- Tank material: Steel
- Max pressure: 225 PSI