DIY'er Air Compressor Showdown, Your Help, Porter Cable Vs Makita - Tools - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools


View Poll Results: Which Air Compressor
Porter Cable C2002-WK (with 13 accessory kit) for $160 2 14.29%
Makita Mac700 Bifg Bore (no accessories) for $190 4 28.57%
See results 8 57.14%
Voters: 14. This poll is closed

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10

DIY'er Air Compressor Showdown, your help, Porter Cable Vs Makita

Hello all, I am a lurker and not much of a poster, but today I need your help. Have to do some more window and door trim casing work and just dont want to borrow the buddies compressor and brad nailer anymore. So I picked up the Hitachi 2" brad nailer for a steal at $49 from the blue big box. Now For power Im caught between the Makita Mac700 (2.4 gallon hot dog) or the Porter Cable C2002-WK (6 gallon pancake). The Makita is the stronger of the two form what I can tell. Noone has a bad thing to say about it. Strong solid cast iron construction, a little higher CFM rating, and a bit quieter running. The Porter Cable is reviewed very well, and is cheaper, and lighter and comes with a nice accessory package for about $30 less. Once you add all the stuff to the price of the Makita, which comes with nothing, the difference is closer to $70. I plan to use it very sparingly, some molding and trim work here and there, and I do tend to overbuy, but like high quality stuff, but dont want to go overboard. If you can tell me if I can maybe do some shelf building or light wood construction (like desk building, etc) with either that would help as well. I appreciate everyones input, Thanks


Last edited by grandeson; 06-18-2011 at 07:25 PM.
grandeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: N.E Ohio
Posts: 128
Rewards Points: 77

I always like makita, but thats just me.


mikeylikesit580 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
I can tie my own shoes
algored2deth's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 111
Rewards Points: 75

i have the makita. it is fairly quiet, sort of vacuum level. i can talk on the phone and carry a conversation with the compressor on, not that i normally do that stuff unless it is the mother in law.

the PC will be louder.

either one works for what you want. regardless which you buy, you will need a decent hose. probably about $25 depending on length. you can get hoses for $10 at the stores.

if you want a compressor, makita is great.

IMO, also consider the dewalt battery run nailers instead. while a higher cost up front, you lose the air hose. had i to do it over again, i would have went with those. you can get refurb'd ones for <200 online with some looking around. if you already have 18V dewalt tools, it is a good way to go. for the nailers, i bought a 16G and 18G. knowing what i know now, i would have went with 15 and 18G. live and learn.
algored2deth is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-route dryer electric cable Stu27 Electrical 10 09-06-2010 08:21 PM
Cable question tommy_vercetti Home Theater 15 09-26-2009 09:10 AM
Porter Cable C2002 compressor WayneF Tools 2 07-17-2009 09:24 AM
Porter Cable FR350 bad driver blade? timp Tools 6 05-20-2009 05:04 PM
Framing Nailer (Porter Cable) Renovator Tools 2 04-26-2006 06:43 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1