Makita MAC5200 Big Bore 3.0 HP Air Compressor
Style:MAC5200 air compressor
INCLUDES:• Compressor Oil (181122-A)• 2 ea. 1/4″ Universal Quick Coupler (447013-E)FEATURES:• Cast iron pump with Big Bore™ cylinder and piston is engineered to provide faster recovery time for improved performance • Powerful 3.0 HP motor produces 6.5 CFM at 90 PSI for increased productivity • Pump is oil-lubricated for cooler running temperatures and reduced wear• Durable cast iron cylinder reduces wear and increases pump life; removable for easy maintenance• Folding handle with low profile design for easy storage with handle folded• Rugged wheels for jobsite portability• Built-in storage compartment conveniently stores air fittings and accessories• Air hose wrap stores 50 ft. of 3/8″ air hose with handle folded or upright• Tool hangers store tools when not in use• Large automotive style industrial air filter for increased air intake and greater efficiency• Roll cage construction for extra protection to pump and motor assembly• Oil sight glass for fast, easy and efficient maintenance• Finned discharge tubing for increased heat dissipation and reduced moisture in the air• Lever handle ball valve – tank drain valve improves upon standard petcock design for easier maintenance• Convenient oil drain at the front of the pump for easy access• Built-in thermal overload for additional motor protectionSPECIFICATIONS:• Motor 3.0 HP• Pump Oil-Lubricated • Tank (gal.) 5.2• Performance (cfm)• 90 PSI 6.5• 40 PSI 6.9• Maximum Pressure (PSI) 130• AMPS 13.8• Noise Level (dB) 90• Dimensions (LxWxH) 29″ x 19″ x 19-1/2″
Style:MAC5200 air compressor
Part Number MAC5200
Item Weight 104.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 29 x 19.5 x 19 inches
Item model number MAC5200
Style MAC5200 air compressor
Power Source electric-powered
Voltage 120 volts
Horsepower 3 HP
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 1 Year Parts & Labor
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#30 in Home Improvement > Air Tools > Air Compressors > Portable Air Compressors
#1,029 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools
Shipping Weight 104.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available March 1, 2004
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I am completely satisfied with this compressor.
Recovery is VERY quick. I use it for finish work, and it recovers fast. The only complaint I have, and it is minor, is it is a little front heavy when you wheel it due to the length of the compressor protruding from the handle. But it’s still not that bad, I just needed to find something.
Not complaining about the wheels either, but when it comes time to replace it, I’ll get rubber wheels for it.
I thought about the DeWalt compressor, but heard from others outside of amazon it’s not that great, and they like my Makita better and wish they had bought it.
By the way, the hose storage, and the storage compartment on it are nice complements, and great for storing nails and accessories. Having an oiled unit should make it last longer. I had a sealed unit before, didn’t last all that long.
Pass on the DeWalt and buy this one.
July 13 2010
I just wanted to say that this compressor has been a reliable product. I have had absolutely no problems with it, it runs well, recovers just as fast as day one, and as far as the solid hard rubber wheels? they have held up well and have shown no signs of wear whatsoever, even after a year or so of usage…and of course, you never need to air them, so not so bad of an idea there… even after wheeling it over rough terrain and in and out of many sites they have held up nicely and it is easy to wheel.
Get this one, you will be completely satisfied.
I was stunned to see the UPS man at my door at 10:15 am today (Monday morning) already delivering my MAC5200. WTF? I just ordered it what seemed like a few hours ago (Saturday evening). Talk about fast shipping. I wondered how they got it here so quickly, so I checked the tracking info and noticed it was shipped from MD, only one state away from me here in VA. In any event, I’m blown (no pun intended) away at the speed in which Amazon completed and delivered my order. Right after ordering, it basically went straight onto a UPS truck. That’s pretty impressive considering the size and weight of this thing.
I was a bit worried at first because the box had arrived a little beat up and torn. However, after a thorough inspection, there appears to be no damage anywhere to the unit. My one gripe is that they need to work on the sturdiness of the box. Also, the box would have been more manageable if there were heavy-duty handle cut-outs. I didn’t see how the guy managed to carry it to my front porch, but I did notice the box was starting to fall apart.
Anyway, I have yet to run and break the unit in, but judging by the quality craftsmanship, it appears that this machine will last me a lifetime (knock on wood). This is probably more compressor than I’ll ever need, but I wanted to be sure I’d have something powerful enough to allow me to winterize my underground sprinkler system each year, which incidentally costs me about $50 per year to have someone else do. Therefore, after seven winterizations this beast will have paid for itself. Other than that, I really only plan to use it for air in the tires and small projects around the house.
My compressor came with what appear to be some fairly heavy-duty and solid rubber wheels. At first glance, it looks like there’s still a tiny bit more room for improvement with the wheels, as they seem to be just slightly out of alignment when wheeling it around (no biggie). After beating my head against the wall in deliberation, in the end, I elected to step up to the MAC5200 over it’s little brother, the MAC2400. What put me over the edge was the wheels (greater portability), more HP & CFM, a bigger tank, and a folding handle.
For me, it was well worth spending the extra fifty bucks or so to upgrade from the MAC2400 to the MAC5200. I’m really impressed with the look and feel; it’s solid and heavy-duty, and built like a freaking tank. Even though I have yet to use it, I’m confident this compressor will surpass my needs and expectations.
Amazon’s description describes this as running at 1720 RPM which is equal to Makita’s MAC2400 product which runs at half this one’s speed (and is quieter as a result).