Whether you’re a contractor or a Do It Yourself enthusiast when it comes to portable air compressor your first thought should be the DEWALT D55146 4.5 Gallon Hand Carry Compressor. Tough and built to last, the upside to this small beast is limitless. With the power and durability of a shop compressor mixed with the size of a mini portable compressor, you get the best of both worlds backed by the name you have always trusted in power tools; DEWALT.
The DEWALT D55146 tank fills to an impressive 200 PSI max pressure which provides you with 80% more usable air than other brands of air compressor. 5.2 SCFM @ 90 PSI allows much quicker recovery times after the initial tank fill. It has a built in vertical stand feature that allows you to save space for storing the unit and engaging the wheels for easy transport. At only 86 Pounds, this unit is easy to move anywhere you need it compared to a standard shop size air compressor. This particular model generates 78 dBA noise levels for a much quieter work environment. Another great feature is the 10″ pneumatic wheels which make it very easy to move around your work shop or on the jobsite. The pump is motor oil-free, maintenance-free so you never have to worry about routine maintenance of the unit.
Dewalt d55146 Features and Specifications
- 200 PSI max tank storage pressure
- 80% more usable air than the industry leader
- 5.2 SCFM at 90 PSI allows the compressor to recover quickly after its initial tank charge is exhausted
- vertical stand feature and collapsible handle – save space by transporting or storing the compressor in a vertical position
- 78 dBA operational noise level – quieter work environment
- 10-inch non-flat foam tires – easy transportation around the jobsite
- Ehp efficient high pressure technology – longer pump and motor life
Dewalt d55146 Reviews
All the positive comments rave about the 200 psi tank, the quick refill before losing air tool function, the portability of the unit, especially with the pneumatic tires and extension handle. People also loved that for an air compressor, it was much quieter than expected. In general the complaints have been small quality issues upon receipt. A flat tire on one unit, a regulator valve tightened down too much on another, or a sticking gauge on a third. One customer had a leaking valve seal and his biggest issue was the parts were not in stock for a repair under warranty.
All in all the DEWALT D55146 had excellent reviews. People love the design and durability that has come to be known with DEWALT. It is a highly recommended purchase.