With a maximum internal PSI of 165 (the highest on our list of best air compressors) and a maximum output of 90 PSI, this air compressor can easily power two light tools simultaneously – for a while, at least. As long as your tools don’t call for an output higher than 90 PSI, the air pressure differential allows a fair amount of compressed air to be stored even while the motor isn’t running. This makes it a good candidate when only intermittent use is envisaged.
Overall, the DWFP55126 is not a particularly remarkable compressor, falling in the average range for maximum PSI output, maximum CFM, tank size, and noise. That being said, since our list is made up of the best air compressors on today’s market, it is hardly fair to call this a mediocre compressor. It is simply average when placed alongside some great products.
Other Above-Average Qualities
Though it isn’t quite as mobile as the 20-pound, battery-powered DeWALT Flexvolt DCC2560T1, this is still a very portable unit. At only 34 pounds and with a convenient hard plastic carrying handle, most people shouldn’t find it difficult to move this compressor around the work site as needed. Soft rubber feet help keep it in place even when you have to set it on an inclined or slippery surface, making it safer and reducing its tendency to “walk” due to vibration.
A secondary regulator allows you to change the outflowing PSI based on the requirements of whichever tool you are using. Multiple nozzle attachments allow you to run two tools simultaneously so that you do not need to bring more than one compressor to a work site manned by two people. That being said, with only 0.9 HP and a max internal PSI of 165, it may be difficult to run high-powered tools simultaneously, so try to keep this multi-use to simple tasks.
- The oil-free pump requires no special maintenance.
- Two nozzle attachments allow you to run two tools at the same time.
- Includes a place to wrap the cord when it is not in use.
- With 75.5 dBA, this compressor falls well within the safe range for hearing.
- At only 0.9 horsepower you may not be able to run this compressor for a long period of time.
- Though it supports two people, it would be best to share only if you're using low-power tools.