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D55155 Air Compressor

DeWalt - D55155 Air Compressor

The best features of this pancake compressor from DeWalt are its sleek design and low weight

$325.00 (As of 4/1/2006)

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Editor's Review: Choosing an Air Compressor You Can Carry

review date: April 1, 2006

The motor and pump in the DeWalt 55155 are well protected, and the dashboard of fittings puts all the controls in a convenient position. This pancake compressor is oil lubricated and has a 4-gal. tank. Its air-volume capacity is 4.5 cfm at 100 psi. It has a tool capacity of four finish nailers, or two roofing nailers, or two framing nailers. Its best features, though, are the sleek design and low weight that make it easy to carry.

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Editor's Review: Good Things Still Come in Small Packages

review date: September 1, 2002

With this compressor, DeWalt made some of the regular maintenance tasks easy to do. The dipstick to check the oil is accessed easily, and the air filter is in a round plastic canister, which screws into the pump head. DeWalt recommends simply blowing off the air filter to clean it unless it's filthy.

The compressor puts out 4.5 cfm at 100 psi, enough to run two small nail guns or one framing nailer. When nailing sheathing, I had to slow down only a little. And the 4-gal. single tank has enough capacity that the motor doesn't cycle constantly.

The unit weighs a little more than 60 lb. and has a wide tank-mounted carrying handle. The rubber base pad protects finished floors and helps to prevent the compressor from sliding around in my truck bed. Although I didn't check it with a noise meter, it doesn't sound as loud as some small compressors, but it's still loud enough that I wear earplugs when I use it in a small room. And I'm partial to the way the electric cord wraps around the two sturdy lugs welded onto the frame.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer DeWalt
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-433-9258
Weight 26 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Volume 4.5 cfm at 100 psi
Tank Size 4 gal.
Oil/Oilless Oil lube
Tool Capacity 4 finish nailers, or 2 roofing nailers, or 2 framing nailers
Motor Size 2 hp

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