California air tools compressors quiet?

by pete
(Irvine)

Bill,


Thank you for the site. Just curious, why are California Air Tools compressors so quiet? My 3.5 gal Porter Cable pancake compressor failed after 10 great but noisy years and now I am looking for a quieter model. I did not see California Air Tools on your list of air compressors. Thanks!

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Jun 09, 2015
California Air Tools compressors
by: Bill

Hello Pete...

The first question is that they are built differently than the lower end air compressor, with suspension accessories to isolate the pump and sometimes the motor from the hard mount points, to attenuate the noise.

The upside of this type of design is much lower noise.

The downside is that usually the quieter the air compressor, the more expensive it is.

I keep adding brands to the list Pete, but frankly, there are way more brands of compressors that I haven't listed as I haven't experienced them or been asked about them. California Air Tools compressors will be added soon.

Thanks,

Bill

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