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Top 10 Best Powerful Pancake Compressors

Introduction

A Pancake Compressor increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume, Pancake compressors are very light and are always small in size. Typically, the volume of the tank ranges from 1 to 6 gallons, and the tank itself has a low-profile design for maximum portability.

Pancake compressors require very little, if any, maintenance as they have no belts and no oil pumps. They are great for small and medium repairs or tire inflation but lack the capacity and power to operate large air tools. On the other hand, if you need to inflate a tire, it’s perfect.

TOP 10 BEST POWERFUL PANCAKE COMPRESSORS

 

1. PORTER-CABLE C2002

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Highly portable and exceptionally easy to use, the Porter-Cable C2002 150-PSI, six-gallon pancake compressor packs a big punch in a small package. Perfect for everything from filling tires to firing nailers, this compressor features an induction motor that provides long life and optimum performance. For convenience, this efficient unit runs off of normal household circuits and offers mess-free operation.

Tank size 6 gallons
Noise level 82 DB max
Auto shutoff yes
Dimension 19 x 19 x 18 inches

 

PROS

  • Automatic thermal overload protection
  • Scratch-free rubber feet
  • Quality handle
  • Replaceable brushes
  • QuickStart motor

CONS

  • Noisy
  • Cheap air nozzle, air chuck

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2. DEWALT DCC2560T1

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The Dewalt DCC2560T1 is a cordless, sturdy-built little compressor that performs small tasks quickly and smoothly. The compressor has a maximum pressure of 135 PSI, which is quite remarkable in the range of some six-gallon tanks. If your project list includes many large jobs, the DCC2560T1 will not be of much help, as it only gives 1.2 SCFM at 90 PSI. The workaround would be refilling now, and then, which is not a problem if you have the time. But if you’re looking to use it to fill inflatable items like toys and tires and power nailers, it’s a good buy.

Tank size 6 gallons
Noise level 79DB max
Dimensions 14 x 12.5 x 15.5 inches

 

PROS

  • Patented one-turn regulator
  • Maintains speed all through
  • Includes fast charger
  • Rubber cage
  • Includes a protective roll cage

CONS

  • Small tank
  • Not suitable for high-load jobs

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3. Bostitch BTFP 02012

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The BTFP02012 6 Gallon 150 PSI Oil-Free Compressor is portable and lightweight. It features an oil-free, maintenance-free pump that delivers 2.6 SCFM @90PSI and a maximum storage capacity of 150 PSI for long tool run time with quick recovery. The 78.5 DBA rating is ideal for a quiet working environment.

Tank size 6 gallon
CFM 2.6
Noise level 78.5 DB
Auto shut off Yes

 

PROS

  • Can reach 150 psi in three minutes
  • Holds pressure well
  • High efficiency
  • Smooth startup in cold weather

CONS

  • Loud
  • Tank pump connector overheats quickly

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4. DEWALT DWFP55126

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DEWALT DWFP55126 6 Gallon 165 PSI Pancake Compressor features a high-efficiency engine for easy start-up in cold weather or extension cord applications. [14 g or larger, 15.2 m (50 ft.) or less]. It also offers a 165 max PSI 6.0-gallon tank (22.7 L) and 2.6 SCFM delivered at a 90 PSI pump that enables long tool run time with quick recovery.

Tank size 6 gallon
CFM 2.6
Noise level whisper
Auto shutoff yes

 

PROS

  • High flow regulator
  • Includes couplers
  • Removable protective console cover
  • Rubber legs

CONS

  • Inlet valve not properly secured gets leaky

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5. CAMPBELL HAUSFELD DC060500

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The Campbell Hausfeld 6-gallon Quiet Compressor (DC060500) is designed to be among the quietest air compressors in the industry. At only 68 dBA, Quiet Compressors have the lowest sound levels of any air compressors we offer, so they can be used virtually anywhere — even in noise-sensitive areas. The oil-less, no-maintenance pump is among the key components that are designed to last up to four times longer than those of a conventional oil-free air compressor, so every Campbell Hausfeld Quiet Compressor is ready for a long — and quiet — life.

Noise level 68 dba
Auto shut off yes
Tank size 6 gallons

PROS

  • Runs quietly
  • Well built
  • Portable
  • Smooth, soft-grip handle

CONS

  • The tendency to leak at regulator but fixable
  • Overheat quickly

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6. HITACHI 6-GALLON PANCAKE COMPRESSOR

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It is a perfect compressor for a small job, with a Brad Nailer. You probably would get a 19 gauge Brad Nailer with a capacity 100 nails. The compressor weighs 36.5 LBS and has a 6-gallon capacity. It has a maximum Tank pressure of 150 psi. Apart from this, it is backed with a one year guarantee and also has a 1 hp motor.

Tanks size 6 gallons
CFM 2.8
Power 1 hp
Weight 36LBS

Pros

  • It is a combination of a compressor along with Brad Nailer
  • It is maintenance-free with a 6-gallon oil-free compressor
  • It includes a 25-foot long air hose
  • It has quite an impressive compressor rating

Cons

  • It has high upfront costs

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7.PORTER-CABLE 135-PSI, 3.5 GALLON PANCAKE COMPRESSOR

Top 10 Best Powerful Pancake Compressors 8It is a portable pancake compressor which weighs only 26 LBS with 0.8 hp energy consumption. The compressor is the best fit for small roofing and framing. The compressor comes with a very simple control system along with a 3.5-gallon tank and a maximum pressure of 135 psi. It is very compact and portable.

Tank size 3.5 gallons
CFM 2.0
Power 0.8 HP
Weight 26LBS


Pros

  • It is lightweight – only 20 6LBS
  • Zero maintenance required
  • It is ideal for small places
  • Includes a coupler to get regulated air

Cons

  • The tank size is small
  • It includes no accessories.

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8. EXCELL 1.5 HP 6 GALLON AIR COMPRESSOR

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This compressor will fit in your budget; it is very powerful and efficient. It is a new company compared to others. It contains a 6-gallon tank with a maximum pressure of 150 psi and 2.8 SCFM at 90 psi. It also comes with double couplers. Extraordinary feature here is that it has cold weather starts, in around -25 Fahrenheit condition. The only drawback here is it is very noisy.

Tank size 2 gallons
CFM 2.8
Power nil
Weight 39LBS


Pros

  • It is maintenance-free
  • It is powerful as compare to the others
  • Low-voltage and cold weather start-up is available
  • It fits in your budget

Cons

  • It has a very loud engine

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9. POWRYTE ELITE

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it is a lightweight and compact compressor which is suitable for small roofs, blowing and inflation and framing jobs. It comes with a 4-gallon tank; the engine runs oil-free and has a one year warranty. It comes with a universal coupler, nice gauge and unique structure. Apart from this, you get a 20 piece accessory kit which includes pencil gauge, inflation needles, air blow gun, 25 feet hose and much more.

Tank size 4 gallon
CFM 2.2
Power nil
Weight 22LBS



Pros

  • Has a unique design
  • It was only 22LBS, making it portable
  • It comes with a 4-gallon tank, which is suitable for small places


Cons

  • It cannot do heavy-duty jobs

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10. RIDGID 6 GALLON PORTABLE PANCAKE COMPRESSOR

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It is a very portable pancake compressor with a three-year manufacturing warranty. It comes with a 6-gallon tank and 150 psi maximum pressure along with 2.6 SCFM air delivery at 90 psi. It has a locking regulator to prevent accidental pressure along with two universal push to connect Couplers. Apart from this, it has a durable oil-free pump and quick drain valve.

Tank size 6 gallons
CFM 2.6
Power N/A
Weight 35 lbs

Pros

  • Three-year warranty
  • Comes with two universal quick Couplers
  • It has a 6-gallon tank with 150 PSI have a maximum pressure

Cons

  • It is expensive as compared to the others

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Benny Basumatary

Benny Basumatary is a technology and business enthusiast and an editor at stablx. He is fascinated by the technology and loves to write the content that matters the most.

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