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New Porter Cable Quiet Air Compressor

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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)

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Compare: Husky via Home Depot


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.

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