If every time you have to go to the petrol pump to inflate your tires, then paying those 1.5$ each time don’t feel good also it is a hassle to clean things that caught dust easily. Again if you are a woodworker then inserting nails with a hammer takes too much of a time and hard work. But all these tasks can be simply done by an Air Compressor. But every time you think of an Air Compressor you know it is gonna cost too much on your pocket and take a lot of space in your garage. Don’t worry about this now at all there’s a range of small and cheap air compressor that can do well with these kinds of jobs. So we have created a list of “Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors in 2017” you can buy.
10. CENTRAL PNEUMATIC 1/3 Horsepower 3 Gallon 100 PSO Oilless Pancake Air Compressor Review
On position 10th in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors to buy in 2017" is CENTRAL PNEUMATIC 1/3 Horsepower 3 Gallon 100 PSO Oilless Pancake Air Compressor. The things I like best about this Air compressor is that it has a built-in accessory storage that saves some space and mess also the pressure gauge in the top of the unit is very easy to read which can give you a reading up to 100 PSI. It is also very light and weighs 80 to 100 lbs. But we recommend you to spend a little more money for a bigger compressor because it's just slightly better than electric compressors and you have to buy the hose and attachments separately.
09. PowRyte Basic 3 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Portable Air Compressor Review
Making on to the position 9th in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors of 2017" is PowRyte Basic 3 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Portable Air Compressor. It’s a decent air compressor with 3-gallon tank and oil free pump with a maximum pressure of 100 PSI. It has an innovative fully packed shroud which gives some extra protection. It comes with dual chuck tire inflator and recoil hose so that you don’t need to buy anything extra for this unit. However the unit is very loud, the sound is just can’t be tolerated and really hurts so if you are thinking of buying this make sure to use ear plugs. It's decent for small jobs and takes a lot of time to recharge.
08. PowRyte Elite 6 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Portable Air Compressor Review
Holding a position of 8th in out list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors " is PowRyte Elite 6 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Portable Air Compressor. If you haven’t bought a portable air compressor then this might be a great first pick for you. So if you are thinking to buy this unit make sure you read the instruction manual carefully because using it the first time you have to do break the process. That means you have to run the compressor with the bottom valve open and pressure knob turned all the way per manual instructions for 10-15 minutes. You will also notice that the compressor turn off automatically whenever it reaches 150 PSI, and then turn on again once the pressure reaches 120 PSI unit to get backs to 150 PSI again. Well, that also makes some sense because of the protection and to consume less power. The 6-gallon tank is more than enough to top vehicle tires off, which is a very good thing since you don’t have to recharge it in between of the usage. We also recommend you to buy this product with accessories because all of them work really well with the compressor and you will need nothing from the outside.
07. PORTER-CABLE PCFP02003 3.5-Gallon 135 PSI Pancake Compressor Review
PORTER-CABLE PCFP02003 3.5-Gallon 135 PSI Pancake Compressor grabs the position 7th in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors you can buy in 2017". This unit is great and works really well. There are some higher tank capacity models for a comparable price to this unit, but going for them will compromise the portability and storage so be recommend this one over them. This has the perfect size and weight to carry around without any hassle. It is also not too loud and can be used without disturbing any others. Another good thing is it comes pre-assemble you just have to unpack it, close the drain valve, check the relief valve by pulling on the ring, plug it in, turn it on and you can use it on the go. This unit can be used for inflating tires on bicycles, vehicles, scooters, wheelbarrows and small trailers. However, this unit doesn’t include any accessories with it so you have buy hose and other things to complete it.
06. Bostitch BTFP02012 6 Gallon 150 PSI Oil-Free Compressor Review
2 used from $ 92.07
On position 6th in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors " is Bostitch BTFP02012 6 Gallon 150 PSI Oil-Free Compressor. It has a large tank of 6.0 gallon and can output pressure of max 150 PSI. Not only the motor produces a good amount of pressure but it is also very efficient and start with ease even if the weather is cold. It has high flow regulator and couplers which really helps to maximize air tool performance also the noise is very low when it is being used as the manufacturer advertised for the unit. It comes with a very high quality 50 ft hose which is made up of Hybrid polymer makes it flexible and lighter than another rubber hose. Also, includes all the accessories that you will need and with a blow gun and safety nozzle too that very convenient. This unit is a Plug and Play purchase, just plug it after it arrives and starts using. But the instruction manual is not very detailed so you have to figure out many things on you own like you have the close the orifice and your compressor will reach max pressure in short order.
05. PORTER-CABLE C2002 Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor Review
1 used from $ 145.40
Making to position 5th in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors 2017" is PORTER-CABLE C2002 Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor. This unit is very compact and doesn’t take very much space in your garage. It may be little noisy then what you would have except but the noise is not that much louder and you comfortably use it with that. At first, it did move a little on the floor so we do recommend you to check that whether there’s a leakage in the unit or not because if there’s leakage then the moving will cause a big problem. To check whether there’s a leakage or not you can set the pressure to 125 and outlet the same for a day. If no drop come out and it held the same pressure then its ready to use also the movement on the floor is not too much and fixed after some usage. The feature I really like is its quick disconnects. It also comes with two outlets, that’s very good because you will be only using 1 outlet mostly so other can be kept as a spare. The valves are very easy to adjust and respond almost instantly to the pressure you want.
04. PowRyte Elite 4 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Portable Air Compressor Review
Grabbing a position of 4th in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors " is PowRyte Elite 4 Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Portable Air Compressor. The first thing we would recommend you to buy this unit with all the attachments because then it comes with 20-Piece Air Accessory Kit which is ideal to support multiple trim finishing nailer, small framing and roofing jobs and all general inflation, blowing and smaller SCFM air tools. It has 135 PSI max pressure output which is quite powerful but not that much I would have expected and 2.2 SCFM 90 PSI allows it for quick recovery after use. It has a medium size tank of 4 gallon which is quite enough to work with and doesn’t require refilling much often. Some of the good features are its fully packed shroud allows for better protection which is quite innovative also it has an integrated carry handle which makes it portable easy. Has a 120 V motor which is quite reliable and starts with ease in cold weathers. But again this unit also make too much noise which is really uncomfortable while using it.
03. PORTER-CABLE C2002-WK Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor Review
1 used from $ 209.90
PORTER-CABLE C2002-WK Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor holds the position of 3rd in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors of the year 2017". It has a very good design for a compact Air Compressor with a pancake style tank for optimal stability, water drain valve and a rubber fee which makes using this very convenient. The high pressure of 150 PSI provides longer air tool performance and it is supported by a 2.6 SCFM at 90 PSI input allowing for a quick recovery time. It is powered by a 120 V motor which easily start in cold weather and also give good performance whether you are filling tires or firing a nailer. It has an upgraded shroud with hand and console cover which protects its vital components. Has a really large tank of 6-gallon capacity. Another feature I really liked about this compressor is that its brushes can be replaced which really extends its motor life. It comes with 13 Piece Accessory Kit that includes 25-foot nylon hose, blow gun and attachments, tire chuck and many other useful things.
02. DEWALT DWFP55126 6-Gallon 165 PSI Pancake Compressor Review
I have decided to assign the 2nd position in our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors " to DEWALT DWFP55126 6-Gallon 165 PSI Pancake Compressor. You may have noticed by now that I have been complaining about the noise this compressor makes in the majority of the products in our list, but this unit really surprises me. It makes really very low-level noise when working, maybe the lowest in the list. It also offers a maximum pressure of 165 PSI which is one of the largest in this list and it is backed up by a 2.6 SCFM delivered at 90 PSI pump. Which enables long tool run time with quick recovery. It has high flow regulator and couplers which really helps in maximizing of the air tool performance. The best thing I liked about this unit is it features 2 universal couplers which mean it can be used by two users at the same time and that's really innovative. It has a console cover too which protects controls and also removable to allow you easy repair. I also like how easily the cord wrap to make the storage of the unit simple.
01. Hitachi KNT50AB Finish Combo Kit (Includes NT50AE2 Brad Nailer + EC710S Pancake Compressor) Review
Honoring Hitachi KNT50AB Finish Combo Kit (Includes NT50AE2 Brad Nailer + EC710S Pancake Compressor) with the position 1 on our list of " Top 10 Best Portable Pancake Air Compressors in 2017". This air compressor from Hitachi is ideal for a wide variety of work, cabinetry, and small house projects. It has a large tank of 6-gallon which will be more than enough for your work, to begin with. It outputs 150 max PSI air compressor that delivers 2.8 CFM at 90 PSI via an oil-free pump which makes it very efficient and maintenance free. It comes with dependable NT50AE2 2" 18-gauge finish nailer, 25' Hybrid Hose, safety glasses, and pneumatic oil which is all that you need for your tasks. The unit combines the quality and performance you can depend on and makes it really easy to complete your project. Another good thing is that it comes with safety glasses if you are working with nails that come really useful for protection also there a good quality Pneumatic tool lubricant for your machine to free it from jams.