It is my impression that Makita air compressors have a good reputation by the many people that post positively about this brand. It is also my feeling that Makita air compressors exist as an accessory to the Makita broad range of contractor and DIY tools, some of which require compressed air to run. Doesn’t make them a bad compressor, and may, based on Makita’s desire for a positive rep, a good thing.
The feeling may be that it makes sense to sell the power source as well as the tool, a philosophy underscored by their long history in battery powered contractor hand tools.
While not necessarily an afterthought, Makita air compressors are here because they are to supply air to their air tools. Therefore, the range of compressors offered by Makita is small.
All four of the U.S. Makita air compressors, from smallest to largest – the AC310, MAC 700. MAC2400, MAC 5200 – are portable, and meant for use on the job site.
The Makita air compressor model AC310 requires additional comment, though. According to Makita, this air compressor delivers 400 PSI air pressure. Since the intended use of this air compressor is to drive Makita nailers, having 400 PSI available to help drive tough nails on the job site can only be a boon to the user.
Folks in the U.S. that need some help with their Makita air compressors can contact them here:
Makita U.S.A., Inc.
14930 Northam St.,
La Mirada, CA 90638
Canadian Makita air compressor users can find information here: http://www.makita.ca. Makita compressor users in other parts of the world can get more information here: http://www.makita.biz.
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Existing Makita Air Compressor postings:
The short version: The black reset/test button inside the pressure switch stays in the “off” position.
I have a fairly new Makita MAC5200 3 hp air compressor, the reset
I have a Makita MAC2400 that is approximately six years old. It just started running nonstop and the pressure
My Mac 5200 won’t budge: no noises, strain, clicks or vibrations. Just quiet dead. There’s power to the pressure
Makita 700, 4 years old, will run continuously but only build 40 psi
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