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

3982 Views 2 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  algored2deth
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
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