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13 Amp 2-1/2 Horsepower 4 Gallon Oiled Twin Hot Dog Compressor | Makita MAC2400
Makita MAC2400
$460.00 >> $249.00
by Makita

19-3/8 by 18 by 18-3/4 inches; 77 pounds; 1-year warranty
1/4-inch brass Makita universal coupler
Cast-iron pump and roll cage construction
4.2 cfm delivered at 90 psi; low 1,720 rpm extends motor life and lowers noise
13 amp, 2-1/2-horsepower, 4-gallon oiled twin hot dog compressor with handle
From the Manufacturer
The new MAC2400 - Twin Stack air compressor by Makita is blowing away the competition. With built-in features such as a super quiet motor that draws only 12.3 amps to operate, a lower 1720 RPM rating and a heavy duty Intake Air Filter system like no other, its easy to see how this unit will out last and outperform everyone else. It delivers 4.2CFM @ 90PSI and is equipped with a lever handled ball valve drain system to get rid of condensation build up in the tank . The exclusive finned discharge tubing increases heat dissipation while reducing moisture in the lines and the easily removable cast iron cylinder reduces wear for increased pump life. High quality, maximum performance - just what you expect from Makita.

Product Description
Low Noise - Substantially lower noise levels with a large 1,720 - RPM pump-enabling greater displacement at lower RPM. Low Amp Draw - Reduces incidences of tripped breakers and voltage drop that can cause premature motor failure. Oil Lubricated - Cooler running pump, minimizes wear. Roll-Cage Construction - Complete protection to withstand extreme jobsite environments. Large automotive style industrial air filter for increased air intake and greater efficiency. Durable cast iron cylinder reduces wear and increases pump life; removable for easy maintenance. Oil sight glass for fast, easy and efficient maintenance. Lever handle ball valve - tank drain valve improves upon standard petcock design for easier maintenance. Built-in thermal overload for additional motor protection.

Makita MAC2400 reviews (46)
TO HEAVY
I owne several Makita tools and have been quite pleased with there LS 1412 compound miter was and 12v impact driver. So when my old compressor quit I compared new ones and chose this one. It works great, looks good and is quieter but its a lot heavier than the others out there. I sent it back and recieved the Dewalt D55155 compressor and am very pleaded with it. I do not recomend the Makita for those who move a compressor around a lot but if your a weekend warrior it a excellant choice.
Quiet as can be...
If you have a small shop or space where a compressor is close to your work, you will appreciate how quiet the 1725 rpm motor is on this compressor. The unit is heavy, and not likely to provide enough air to simultaneously run 2 heavy framing guns, but it shines in an environment where you are running finish nailers in a closed space.
Makita MAC2400
I love It. Its quiet and it pumps up fast. Its heavy but so are all the other compressors in its class. I first ordered a reconditioned porter-cable, sent it back and ordered the Makita. I have a upright 60 gal 3 hp IR that makes more noise than the Makita.
Great Compressor
After doing alot of research I settled on this Makita- I have to say the reviews are right- its quiet, and yes heavy, but you can feel and hear the quality in this machine. I don't intend on moving it around much, I was concerned more with noise and build quality, both of which are superb on this model. I had bought a craftsman compressor and returned it because it was a piece of junk, and came out of the box dirty and didn't work- I'm guessing it was a refurb. Anyways, this machine is great, I highly recommend it.
Excellent compressor
I use this for a home wood shop and occasional side jobs. It is heavy, but so are all of the other compressors in its class. It is QUIET which is something I cannot say for any other compressor in its class. It is possible to co-exist in a small space with this machine while nailing and blowing down work frequently. It is also an easy 2 handed carry: By placing each hand on the sides of the tubular frame (not the top where the rubber grip is) I can safely carry this thing up and down stairs. Another great feature is the self contained, unexposed design. I don't have to worry about the hose getting hung up on protruding parts, nor do I worry about important things like regulators, switches, and filters getting knocked off at the job site. Did I mention that this thing is quiet?
Quitest air compressor I've ever had!
If you need an air compressor to use indoors, this is it. Very quiet and works great. Looks and runs like a quality product.


-Rich
HEAVY = TOUGH
Great compressor i replaced my PC Pancake with this fine product and i know there is a differance in the size and weight, but i was alittle shocked how heavy it was. that being said it is still very portable - i just bought more hose so i don't have to move it as much.

I love the 2 outputs - it has come in real handy on the job site. runs framing and finish nailers at the same time with no probs. It is also quiet compared to my old one.

Overall I love it!!! great work Makita!!!
The other Reviews are Correct, this is a great compressor
I do not want to repeat what all the other reviews have said. This is a quality compressor. In this day and age of plastic junk, I am surprised some of the reviews complained about wieght. The weight comes from steel, not plastic parts. The tanks are heavy steel as is the roll cage around the entire mechanism. The handle is in the center, so carrying it is well balanced.

The compressor is just as quiet as others report. I have it in the corner of my workshop about 10 from me. The start up instructions are easy and you are up and running in 20 minutes.

Why did I get this compressor? In sum, (1) I wanted a GOOD quality tool that was not Chineese junk, (2) I wanted at least 4 cfm for tools and (2) I did not want to spend a fortune. There seems to be several classes or levels of compressor in the lower price range. Unless you are getting a specialized mini-compressor just for a small brad gun, the $125-175 compressors are mostly junk: loud and rough. This Makita is in the next step up, with compressors in the $225 to 325 range. There are some Dewalt Emglo and others I looked at in this range. Most of this second tier are either made for just for job sites or are just bigger cheaply made compressors.

I chose the Makita over the Dewalt for one reason: quiet. The Dewalt is an excellent compressor, but you cannot use it next to you in an exclosed shop -- its too loud.

So, I wanted a quality tool and one that could live in the shop next to me. The Makita does both in spades. It is a very well made little compressor. The fit and finish is great. It has a dual personality: it works and looks great in the corner of the shop AND is perfect for taking to a job site or the back yard. Best of both worlds.

The compressor seems to live up to its specs. I have easily run 3/8 and 1/2 inch impact wrenches, a brad gun and a finish nail gun, along with blow guns, etc. When I went to use a Snap-On 7200 3/8" air ratchet, the performance was just adequate. Then I read the spec for the ratchet and it calls for 4.5 cfm. The Makita is rated at 4.2. SO, you do have to watch the cfm ratings on tools: I am sure a 8 cfm jitterbug sander will not work. But then again, that is not the type of tool I wanted this for.

I have not owned a compressor is many years. I looked long and hard for the best of all worlds: quality, size, price, and cfm. As an advanced and serious home workshop dude, this review is not written for the pros. But for a serious homeowner that appreciates quality tools and needs a general purpose compressor, I believe I found the perfect compressor.

Lastly, no shop came close to Amazon on total price, in large part due to the free shipping.
Perfect compressor - quiet & powerful
I needed a compressor to put up a fence, install mouldings and refinish my basement. After a TON of research, I settled on this Makita. I am very pleased. It's quiet, very well built and easy to use. So far I've run a framing nailer and brad nailer with no problems.

I've read other reviews that speak to the weight of this unit. Well, it's a compressor and they ARE heavy. That's just how it is. Especially a high-quality compressor like this one. It's not a tinny piece of junk and there's only plastic on it where it makes total sense - no where else. Makita also puts a NICE molded rubber handle on it that doesn't shift or move one bit. The thing's built like a tank and looks great. I have yet to trip a 15-Amp breaker with it.


Additional comments:

The finned discharge tubing on this thing is fantastic - if you've never had your hand seared like a steak after touching discharge tubing on a compressor, you haven't truly felt pain. I've brushed the tubing with the motor running on this one (accidentaly) and where my hand normally would have STUCK, it was only warm. Very nice touch.

The tanks fill quickly enough, and the gauges are really nice quality. The pressure regulator is pretty easy to adjust once you get the hang of it.

Again, the noise level is excellent. I can use the compressor in my basement shop and can barely hear it running on the main level. I can have a pretty much normal conversation with it running 10 feet away in the same room.

If you're looking for a high-quality, oil-lube (don't know why anyone would go for a non-oil unit) compressor that will last for years, look no further.
UNBELIEVABLY QUIET!!!
FIRST OF ALL THIS COMPRESSOR IS THE MOST UNBELIEVABLY QUIETEST COMPRESSOR I'VE EVER OWNED! NOT TO MENTION WE RAN 2 FRAMING NAILERS ALL DAY LONG AND IT NEVER EVEN AS MUCH AS BARKED, THE RECOVERY TIME IS SUPERB! NOW THE DOWN SIDE THIS SUCKERS HEAVY!!! IF YOU HAVE A BAD BACK GET A CHEAP NOISE MAKER AND EAR PROTECTORS OR GO WITH THE PROFFESSIONAL COMPRESSOR AND HIRE A LABORER YOU CANT BEAT THIS THING!!!!
Best in class
I think it's the best for the following:
A) This compressor just purrs. People are amazed when it's running. Big rubber feet also help prevent transmitting vibration to whatever it's sitting on, so no more vibrating boards.
B) Over-built compressor compared to tank size - so cycle times are very short - if using light-duty tools, it doesn't run much anyway. Also runs way more cool than others - I'll save those sear lines for my steak on the grill - not my forearm.
C) No leaks - holds its air pressure seemingly forever when turned off (not that you shouldn't release pressure when done using it).
D) The air filter is a miniature version of an old-time car air filter. For a unit that's going to be sitting on the ground amidst swirling construction dust, this is a big plus.
E) It does indeed weigh in, but at least the design is very compact. The frame wraps around and protects most of the important stuff, so there are no lines, wires, etc. waiting to be snagged. The glaring exception is the air filter hanging off the side - I can see this part's going to be replaced at some point when I throw it in a truck bed. No problem for shop use though.

Be forwarned - Makita's packaging designers always seem to get it 90% right. In this case, the air filter is just thrown in loose inside the box - mine broke one of the gauge glasses. If pressed, their warrantee dept. will send out small parts, but it's a PITA to get a product this good only to have to fix it right out of the box. Also - pay attention to the "break-in" procedure - run it for @30 minutes with no load, open petcock, to seat the rings.
Great little compressor
I bought this from amazon.com about 7-8 months ago and I was replacing a 2 gallon air compressor so this was definitely a step up. I was looking for something that wasn't too noisy either. MAC2400 is quiet in comparison to some other compressors but it's still pretty noisy. Seems to have to refill often too. Very sturdy and heavy. If you're a professional and had to bring this to a job site you most definitely could. I use it in my woodshop(garage) for multiple purposes. So far so good, I am a Makita fan.
A great compressor
Not only is this compressor a great looker, it performs flawlessly. It is the most quiet operating twin stack compressor I have used. You can have it right next to you all day without having to wear ear protection. The controls are conveniently placed and the gauges are rock steady. The only reason I rate it 4 rather than 5 stars is the weight. It is heavy. However, a couple of small wheels, a clever home made removeable handle,I can wheel it around effortlessly...after heaving it in and out of the truck, however. I love this tool!
A very good compressor
This is an excellent product. It is very quiet, of quality construction, and quite powerful
Ditto! great machine
My first compressor and I feel wise for getting this one.

I've been using it for hardwoord floor installation and so far it's
been flawless.
A well made , quiet compressor.
I have been using this compressor trimming houses for the last three weeks and I am well pleased with it's performance. I usually run two to three 15 gauge trim guns at a time and this compressor is more than adequate for my needs. The main reason I purchased this compressor over several other brands was the ability to run it off of a 100' 10 gauge extension cord without tripping the breaker, it only draws 12.3 amps (as per product description) ,and I haven't tripped a breaker yet . The added bonus is just how quiet it is, it's way quieter than any other compressor I have used. I DO NOT recommend buying an oil free compressor , I have used several, and just haven't got the life out of them like an oil lube. As another reviewer wrote, pay attention to the break-in instructions. This is an industrial quality tool that I hope, with proper maintenance, to get several years of service from.
Makita MAC2400 2.5 HP TwinStack Air Compressor
Air compressor so quiet to operate , I used everyday. Price, quality, service and delivery are excellent. Can't ask more than that.
Very Good Compressor
This compressor is everything that the reviews said. It is extremely quite. It is the perfect compressor for home use. However it would not keep up with the demands of commercial or industrial usage. It is some what limited on the amount of air you can use at one time. Very good unit for a single nail gun and other general home shop use. I would recommend this unit to anyone for their home shop!
SOOOO QUIET!
I am a general contractor and framer. This compressor is amazing!! I've opperated many compressors over the years, and this is the quietest, most well built compressor I've seen. It also has a good recovery time. I can nail off sheathing on a roof and this little beauty keeps right up with me.
A great compresser for the operation of one framing gun at a time. It has no trouble keeping up no matter what you are doing. I wouldn't recommend it for two framing guns at once.
Though it might keep up framing walls, but not with sheathing.
AWESOME COMPRESSOR!!!!!!!!!
Decent compressor if you can get one without damage
I researched portable compressors for months before deciding on the MAC2400. It had all the features I wanted oil lube, low rpm, lower decibel rating(quiet) and decent cfm rating. After receiving and testing I do believe the 4.2 cfm @ 90 rating is stretched a little. I also have to agree with others as this is a heavy unit to be lugging around daily but I knew that before ordering. Even with weight I was quite pleased with the compressor but my buying experience was much less.
My first compressor from Amazon had a broken plastic motor cover which wasn't caused by shipping damage. There seems to be a wide spread problem with some of these and also the mac700's.
I sent it back and Amazon had a replacement back to me in 3-4 days, Quick!, but that compressor also was damaged. The air cleaner housing was thrown on top of the compressor and beat up the control panel and one gauge from bouncing around. My 9 year old son asked me why they didn't tape it down or put between the cardboard packing. Funny how the Makita packaging engineers couldn't figure that one out.
I called Makita and they would not cover damage but could send me the control panel for $45.00. I was told to contact Amazon and after a week of waiting on Amazon, I was told that they could not send part (it would void warranty if replaced) and they were not going to send a replacement compressor. I packaged up the second compressor and sent back. I wasn't going to order another brand compressor from Amazon as I didn't want the hassle if damaged again. I went to H.D. looking at Ridgid as I really didn't want a Dewalt or the Porter Cable pancake compressor which they carried. I bought a Ridgid model with a higher cfm rating, larger air tanks, wheels, handle and it came out of box without a scratch. A very nice quality built unit, a couple decibels louder but less vibration than the Makita MAC2400. The wheels on this unit are great, solid tires-no flats. After moving it around the house and up the stairs, I don't know how long I would have enjoyed carrying the MAC2400 or any other brand compressor that weighs 70-80lbs.

Overall the MAC2400 looked and sounded like a good compressor for the short time I had it but makes me wonder how well they are built, with so many problems between packaging and broken parts inside cartons not caused by shipping damage on the Mac700's and a few of these. If you are not in a hurry for a compressor and/or don't care about cosmetic condtion out of the box (if damaged) then Amazon is the place to buy with their best price. I you need one right away and are particular about quality, I would seriously look elsewhere to purchase. I have a feeling I wouldn't have had these problems if ordered elsewhere and paid a little more.
Saving money is great, but in my case the savings were not worth the time wasted and the hassles, now that I look back.
Solid and Quite, but not packaged to be shipped upside down . . .
Bought this compressor based on Amazon reviews declaring its solid construction and quiet operation. What they say is true! Great unit . . . just make sure you pack some extra hose so that you don't have to move this 77 pounder around too often. Also, the unit is clearly packaged to survice shipment on a pallet, where it will stay right side up! Mine obviously spent some time on its head in the UPS truck, with the air filter housing digging into the pretty face plate. Oh well, I chose to do a little body work instead of sending it back.
Lost a star for the tiny tanks
Really nice unit. Well made and takes up little room under my workshop bench. It is pretty quite for a compressor. Pumps up fast and empties its tanks just as fast! So if you just want "some air" for blowing out that carb you're rebuilding. Blowing down the workshop bench pumping up the kid's bike tires... its great. It will be fine for housework running a trim nailier and light spay painting. If you get into "Real Steel" forget it. My 3/8" air ratchet had it "flat" in no time. I bought it as a "fill in" for housework, knowing I would have to go big to run my steel working tools. Makita if you're listening, please build something with a BIG TANK for us guys that don't have to walk around with it all day. More power. More power!
It's a sweet piece
It is everything the desciption said it would be very quiet, solid construction, and good capacity. Having used various compressors in the past from cheap chinese brands to high end models this unit ranks right up there with the better ones. Amazon had the best price and with free shipping it was by far the best deal. Was received with no shipping damage. If this is the size compressor that suits your needs you won't go wrong buying this one
RAD DUDE 1
I received this compressor in excellent condition, except for a little external packaging damage. I am totally pleased with this unit's performance in my home workshop. It does everything that I need and then some. A close friend of mine has a comparable Dewalt unit, and both of us have noticed that the Makita is substantially quieter, which is very important in small enclosed work area such as mine. I highly recommend this compressor to anyone who is a home hobbist or for less demanding construction site applications. Also, it was delivered to my home sooner than the projected delivery date,... a big plus, for an impatient soul like me. Thanks again. GJM
No problem with shipping
Compressor shipped promptly by Amazon in factory box. No external damage to box, no damage to compressor. Maybe the box packing has changed since earlier reviews?
Great unit, well made, very quiet compared to the competition. Heavy but that will be solved with adding a dolly to hold the compressor and an added hose reel.
For what it's worth, this compressor was made in Taiwan, not Mexico as is the case for some of the competitors.
Mac2400 Very Good
I received this compressor in excellent condition - no damage in shipping.

Easy to setup; however since I've never used one of these I had to read the manual very careful to make sure I understood all terms used. The manual could be significantly improved by adding some figures with arrows (I had to refer to the parts exploded diagram several times).

For the price and performance I'm very pleased.
Great compressor!
I really like this compressor.... Mine arrived without any damage whatsoever, though there were loose items in the box. The compressor is definitely heavy and feels solid. I have been running a Hitachi 15 ga nailer without any problems.
Great luggable compressor
I really like this compressor. I bought it mainly because many reviewers claimed it was quiet and I wanted a compressor that could be moved to the work area vs. stringing hose from my other compressor in the garage. This compressor is top-notch as far as quality, fit and finish, and operation go. The air cleaner was loose in the package (Makita, you really need to put some tape or something on that!) but there was no damage or marks on the compressor. For those concerned about being made in Taiwan, I have found lately that the overall quality of my Taiwanese made tools is up to par and in cases surpasses the quality of my tools made in the USA. I still favor tools made in the USA if I can find them, but those are become fewer and father between.

Pro's
~ Quiet enough to work next to and doesn't vibrate a lot.
~ Produces more than enough cfm for multiple nailers and short sessions with high cfm tools. You probably won't be painting a car with this, though.
~ Cage design really protects most of the components.
~ Gauges on the front panel are easy to read and regulator is easy to adjust.

Con's
~ A little heavier than some other compressors of this capacity, but that is because of the extra armor.
~ Air cleaner is in a slighly precarious spot. There is room; they should figure out how to move that thing inside the cage.
~ The coupling they use can take a little effort to insert the hose into. I think this is due to extra o-rings that probably seal better than cheaper couplings. Hey, that sounds like a pro!

Overall, if you are looking for a great quality compressor with decent portability, definitely consider this one!
Not for Contractors
Good for bikes basket ball and toy inflation NOT FOR ANY SERIOUS USE Go for the Makita 6.2 cfm 3 hp 5 gallon tank unit it is twice the machine for around $ 50 dollars more, you wont be sorry!It can run two nail guns driving 3inch coated ring shank nails. THE OTHER IS FOR HOMEOWNERS
great compressor
I had no problems with the condition of my new compressor. The noise level is like advertised (fairly quiet). I was not impressed with the manual, but it was satisfactory. For the volume of work I will do, this is plenty of compressor and then some. Quite happy so far.
Excellent performer!
For the home shop or light/medium duty construction, this is an excellent piece of equipment. I decided on the MAC2400 because of the reviews I read and Makita's reputation. I have not been disappointed. No damage out of the box. Yes, it is heavy but carries well because of the comfortable hand-grip that is positioned so the weight balances out. It does not tip over in the truck or on the job like many other units I have used in the past. And, it is noticeably quieter when running. Why pay a hundred more for another brand?
works great
works great for the job I got it for, running a air powered log splitter. there was no shipment damage and the directions were good.
Minnesota Charlie
The compressor arrived in good condition, no damage during shipping. The unit is very quiet compared to my Porter Cable pancake (and I think it is wearing out) and recharges much quicker than the P.C. also. I used it with several air tools like ratchet, impact wrench, stapler, finish nailer, and framing nailer. The unit does creep around the floor while in use. The air cleaner seems loose and doesn't fit as snugly as it should to the motor. One small problem, it is very heavy to move around but that is a sign of quality. I should have bought this Makita from the start. I give the tool 5 stars.
Excellent Air Compressor
I had previously made the LOUD mistake of getting a "maintenance-free" air compressor. Although not silent, this air compressor is MUCH more tolerable. This compressor is also of good quality and very sturdy (heavy) construction. It works great for all of my nail guns, even running two framing nailers.
Superb compressor - Makita needs to fire their packing design person.
I read reviews, I vascilated for months, I finally bought. I am extremely happy with the compressor for general garage, woodworking, and around-the-house duties. Other than that the previous reviews say it all better than I can.

However, expect to get a damaged unit. Makita makes great tools with horrible packaging. My first unit was badly damaged by a loose air filter (with a thick metal bolt) that was just floating around in the box. Front panel smashed and gagues damaged. I returned it, second unit also damaged in exactly the same spot also by the same free-floating air compressor... I just kept the second one. Dented but running fine.

I hate to take a point off of a great product because of packaging, but this is a recurrent theme for most Makita products I have bought. I wonder how they can afford to replace all the damaged products that could have been prevented with ten cents worth of cardboard...

Addendum - added just for laughs - I went to a local hardware store that sells these and happened to see one on display. Guess what - dented in exactly the same place as the two I got. Thats 3/3. Apparently even a reseller couldnt get an undamaged unit to put on display. Sigh...
Great Compressor
I am just a homeowner who has a hobby of woodworking, and I havent used this compressor very much so far, but it has been great when I have used it....the best feature as far a I am concerned is that it is so quite...and very portable...I would recommend this compressor to everyone..
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Shhhhhhhhhhh not. I guess my expectation is much higher. It is quitter than comparable compressor. Very convenient when you're able to use common house receptacle without tripping the breaker. Most new homes now have 15-amp circuit, which makes this compressor above all comparable unit.
Very Nice
I did a lot of research before settling on this Makita compressor. Oil-lubricated, QUIET, 2.5hp, and good cfm. Did I say quiet? The price was right. And I am running 2 framing nailers with no problems.
The only thing that kept me from giving it a 5 was that damn air filter bouncing around in the packaging. I had a little cosmetic scratching, but no broken gauges like some other people reported.
Even a dummy can operate this...
No gas... No mess... Easy to operate Electric unit holds down the noise. Makes it comfortable to use in your shop without having to wear ear plugs!
Quiet, fast efficient, well designed - and did I mention QUIET
Wonderful compressor! Packaging needs work. Front panel arrived bent, but function wasn't compromised, so I didn't bother sending it back. Makita, apparently assuming the excellent perimeter frame will protect the compressor without adequate packaging, doesn't bother to properly package the compressor. The TWO outlet fittings still are vulnerable. Regardless, this is the best compressor in the category. The only downside I've found is weight, but the quiet and strong construction more than compensate for the added poundage.
Very pleased
I'm impressed by how quiet it is. It's in a 12x24 workshed, and sits next to my workbench and the noise doesn't bother me at all. It's quieter than my little Honda XR100 dirtbike with stock exhaust pipe. This is my first air compressor, and I just received it yesterday so can't vouch for long-term quality, but I just wanted folks to know that it has ZERO damage. The air filter was packaged in a heavy plastic baggie along with the oil and manual. The thin paper manual has a few indentations from the wingnut on the air filter pressing into it, but the compressor unit itself is showroom clean. My shipping box was also in perfect shape...either Makita has improved their packaging, or it had some careful handling along the way. I'm also impressed with how quickly the motor charges the tank...1 minute 20 seconds from 0 psi to cutoff (around 120 psi).
Great portable compressor!
I have used this compressor for about 2 months with absolutely no problem. This is the quietest compressor I have owned and sure is a pleasure to not hear the noise, especially in a small room. The only thing I would like to see improved is a possible wheel kit for added portability. For long hauls I had to stop and rest my arm a couple of times while moving the unit. I have used the compressor to run a framing nailer, air drill, and impact wrench with no problems. With the air drill it took a couple times letting the air compressor recharge the tanks before I could get full power out of the drill. This is a great air compressor for anyone wanting a quite portable unit!
Good compressor but bad packing
I bought this compressor and when I got it there was a crack in the actual compressor housing. I got on Amazon and returned it and they promptly sent another one out to me. When I got this one it had damage to the front air gauge area from the loose air cleaner banging around free in the box. Also, the frame of the unit was tweaked a bit. Everything worked fine on this one so I just decided to keep it instead of waiting a week for another to arrive. The unit works really great I have to say! Pumps up quick, its very very quiet and has really good connections and gauges on the front panel. The only drawback to it is the weight. I think they should include a set of wheels or make a cart for it. Overall im happy with the purchase, it just sucks that they have such poor packing.
Great product,
This has been a great compressor. Amazon shipped it quickly and it showed up without any damage. The compressor is suprissingly quite and runs 2 siding nailers without any slow downs. A great product at a great price.
Compressor great, but has a couple of issues
This is a great compressor and is highly recommended. I've had mine for a year now and love it. However, you need to be mindful that this compressor is _very_ heavy. It _is_ quiet, as far as compressors go. The other issue is that the manual is not very good. It does a particularly poor job of describing how to assemble some of the parts. I would encourage you to download a PDF copy of it from Amazon.com.

All in all, a fine product. Perhaps Makita will work on making a manual that matches the quality of the compressor.
I'll let you know when I get a chance to use it!
After reading 45 reviews, most of which described the unit arriving damaged in one way or another, it would have been wise on my part to find a source for this compressor where I could pick it up. I was hopeful my experience might be different.
When it arrived, the crankcase cover (aluminum) was cracked, causing oil to coat much of the unit. The inside of the box was oil soaked as well.
It would appear that the sight glass for the oil level protrudes beyond where it could be protected from impact.
My guess is, even if the replacement unit arrives O.K., I would feel the need to somehow protect it from damage in the field.
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