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To my extreme surprise, Porter Cable has come out with a new tool – a 20 gallon quiet air compressor, model PXCMSAC420VW.
No, this is not a late April Fool’s Day gag – Porter Cable has really come out with a new product!
The new Porter Cable PXCMSAC420VW air compressor is described as a quiet model, with a noise rating of 69 dBA, and the brand also says it is “80% quieter compared to other 20 gallon 150 PSI oil-free air compressors.”
Porter Cable also says the new air compressor has “up to 4X the life compared to other 20 gallon 150 PSI models.
It has a maintenance-free oil-free pump, and heavy duty direct-drive induction motor.
Key Specs and Features
- 20 gallon air tank
- 150 PSI max pressure
- 1.5 HP
- 4.0 SCFM at 90 PSI
- 69 dBA noise level
- 8″ wheels
- Tank and output pressure gauges
- 2 quick-connect air couplers
- Steel air tank
- 12.5A current draw
- Weighs 106 lbs (this could be the shipping weight)
I had assumed that Porter Cable was down for the count, with their parent company, Stanley Black & Decker, instead preferring to funnel new releases through to Dewalt and Craftsman brands.
It’s good to see new life for the brand, but I wouldn’t consider this a revival just yet.
Still, the important takeaway here is that Stanley Black & Decker brands are getting into the quiet air compressor market, which is an interesting development and one I hope we see more of.
Amazon lists MAT Industries as the manufacturer. MAT Holdings, their parent company, owns several air compressor brands and also acquired Campbell Hausfeld in late 2020.