DeWalt FlexVolt Air Compressor Cuts the Cord
Recently announced, the DeWalt Flexvolt 60V Max 2.5 Gallon Cordless Air Compressor joins the growing line of Flexvolt tools from Dewalt. And, with only one other brand (Ridgid) of cordless compressor on the market, the DeWalt Flexvolt air compressor looks to tap into an otherwise untapped market for those who would consider cutting the (extension) cord.
DeWalt Flexvolt Air Compressor Features
At only 21.5 lbs (without a battery), the Flexvolt Air Compressor is a compact, portable, and lightweight choice for the job site. It has a 2.5-gallon tank and fires off up to 1220 nails per charge using one 6.0Ah Flexvolt battery. The compressor maintains speed during a variety of finish applications.
The DeWalt Flexvolt Air Compressor features a brushless motor and a heavy-duty oil-free pump. Pressure can be adjusted quickly by turning the OneTurn regulator. This is a feature that allows the user to adjust the PSI without having to wait around for a regulated pressure gauge to catch up. This compressor self-regulates.
The DeWalt Flexvolt Air Compressor comes with a durable roll cage. It also has rubber feet to prevent the tool from jumping around when in use. The tank pressure maxes out at 135 PSI and delivers 1.2 SCFM at 90 PSI.
Available in the fall of 2017, the DeWalt Flexvolt Air Compressor will come packaged as a kit. The kit includes the Flexvolt Air Compressor with one Flexvolt 6.0 Ah battery and one fast charger. It will retail around $299 and comes with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee.
With only one other cordless compressor on the market right now, the DeWalt Flexvolt 60V Max 2.5 Gallon Cordless Air Compressor brings a fair bit more power and capacity than its one-gallon counterpart. It probably still isn’t enough for framing and roofing work, but I imagine it works well for smaller jobs.
As far as “cutting the cord” goes, it takes far less battery power to just use a cordless nailer. But the battery-powered nailers are much heavier than pneumatic. So, this compressor might end up being a convenient option for users that have punch list work to wrap up. Also, this pancake size compressor is actually a good primary tool for single-shooter finish professionals. It might have been nice to add an extension cord plug, if only for the sake of making this compressor the only one necessary for any given trim job.
All that said, the DeWalt Flexvolt 60V Max 2.5 Gallon Cordless Air Compressor is a tempting option at $299, especially considering that the battery alone retails at $149.
DeWalt 60V Max 2.5 Gal Cordless Air Compressor Specs
- Model: DeWalt DCC2560T1
- Runtime: 1220 nails per charge, depending on gauge
- Motor: Brushless
- Pump: Oil-Free
- Regulator: OneTurn regulator
- Weight: 22 lbs
- Country of Origin: Made in the USA with global materials
- MSRP: $399.00
- Includes: Compressor, one Flexvolt 6.0 Ah battery, and one fast charger
- Warranty: Three-year limited, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee