Makita Power Tools – Air Tools, Air Compressor
In England, air tools are still very much confined to automotive uses. The idea of an air powered power tool is just not part of the mind-set of the average British builder. This is a real shame as air tools are comparatively safe when compared to 110 volt site voltages or the 240 volt domestic supply used by a DIY’er.
After spending some time in the US with a friend that owned a construction company my eyes were opened!
Makita Air Compressor Makita MAC2400 2.5 HP Big Bore Air Compressor
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This Makita air compressor is a great product to base a small compressed air power tool set around. The compressor is exceptionally quiet in use and has rubber feet to lessen vibration noise if it is standing on boards or other loose flooring.
Some people have complained about the weight of this air compressor, but the weight (86 pounds) is due to the quality of construction. The Makita is mainly steel parts and therefore durable, unlike its mostly plastic competitors. The only slight problem with the design is that of the location of the air filter which juts out from the body slightly, this makes it easy to access though.
This 2.5HP air compressor is quite capable of running two nail guns with ease, which is great value for money.
Makita Power Tool Air Compressor Information
Big Bore Engineered Pump, rated at 2.5HP
The Makita MAC 2400 is powered by a big bore 2.5HP quality engineered motor. The big bore cast iron air cylinder has a larger stroke and bore for faster recovery from discharge and less pump noise. The quality cast iron manufactured pump is engineered for improved durability under tough site conditions. The Makita MAC 2400 is equipped with a large auto style air-filter for an increased air intake area along with greater efficiency. The oil-lubricated Big Bore pump is more efficient than many competing models – the Makita runs cooler and at approximately half the RPM of competitive units. This results in greater pump and motor life along with lower noise. The 4.2 gallon air tank helps to sustain a regular operating pressure at 130 PSI. The Makita compressor delivers 40PSI (4.8 CFM) and 90 PSI (4.2 CFM), which is enough air to power two nailers. The low amperage of the draw current reduces the occurence of voltage drop and breakers tripping that can contribute to early motor failure in other models. The MAC 2400 has a roll bar handle to provide portability along with some additional protection whichs helps it withstand the risks of a harsh site environment.
Other features of the MAC2400 include an oil drain and oil sight glass, complete with a tank drain valve that improves upon standard petcock design allowing easier maintenance. The finned discharge tubes helps to dissipate heat faster.
The Makita MAC2400 is Useful for a Range of Applications Due to its Versatile Design
This compressor is engineered for high output and low noise, along with lower maintenance. The MAC2400 delivers industrial grade results and power, with increased durability even under tough work site conditions.
CFM at 90 PSI: 4.2, Max. PSI: 130, Volts: 115, Amps: 12.3, HP: 2.5, Air Tank Size: 4.2gal, Air Tank Information: Twin-Stack, Single Phase Pump Motor, Cylinder: Cast-Iron, Oil-lubricated, Portable compressor
Air Tool Accessories
An American made hose, if you need more reach:
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- Oil resistant
- Includes ferrules and fittings
- Made in the USA