Porter Cable Air Compressors – Information, Manuals, Service Locations

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Porter Cable began its journey in 1906 as a jobbing machine and tool shop brand. Now, over 100 years later, they’re cemented as a well-respected company across various industries.

This page will provide you with as much relevant information about Porter Cable as possible, where you can seek help, download manuals, and navigate existing problems and solutions available on this site.

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Porter Cable Information

Porter Cable air compressors are sold throughout North America online via “certified” dealers and through Home Depots, Lowes, and other factory outlets. While Porter Cable seems to be primarily in the hand tool business, with air-driven fastening tools a big part of their product mix, they are also purveyors of air compressors.

Their offering of air compressors provides for the Porter Cable equipment user a necessary accessory for their air tools. You need compressed air to drive air tools, and if a Porter Cable air tool user needs air, they can get their compressor from them too.

Porter Cable offers some garage-type air compressors, with 60-gallon and 80-gallon tanks. The broad mix of air compressors seems to be a portable type, mostly for job sites. Porter Cable along with Bostitch are now subsidiaries of Stanley Black & Decker.

Porter Cable Contact Information

Porter Cable
E. Joppa Road,
Maryland 21286,
W: www.portercable.com
E: [email protected]

If you can get help with your Porter Cable air compressor directly from them, this is much better. Those looking for Porter Cable air compressor information can access the support section of their site.

Porter Cable C2002 WK Oil-Free Air Compressor
Porter Cable C2002 WK Oil-Free Air Compressor

You will need to know the model number of your Porter Cable compressor to get assistance.

In the absence of help from them, this is the forum page for Porter Cable Air Compressors on this site. If you are having an issue with a Porter Cable air compressor this page may provide the answers you need and allow you to ask a question about your compressor problem if the answer is not already here.

Please visit the troubleshooting section at the bottom of this page to navigate all existing reader problems and responses in relation to Porter Cable compressors.

Porter Cable Air Compressor Manuals

You can download complimentary manuals that generous readers have sent in for all to use. Click the link to download the Porter Cable compressor manual of choice to your computer. If you have any Porter Cable air compressor manuals in digital form, please share them with us! You can upload them using the form at the end of this page.

Porter Cable Air Compressor manuals are linked below:

Porter Cable Air Compressors Available on Amazon

I have picked out a couple of examples of Porter Cable air compressors readily available on Amazon!

Porter Cable Air Compressor Replacement Parts on Amazon

I have also picked out some Porter Cable air compressor replacement parts that are readily available on Amazon. Refer to your user manual before replacing any parts, and contact Porter Cable directly if necessary.

Porter Cable Troubshooting, Problems & Fixes

If you have anything to add about other Porter Cable air compressors please leave a comment. We can all benefit from your experience and advice. Additional pages, questions, and answers about Porter Cable air compressors found on this site:

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If you have any questions about Porter Cable compressors then please leave a comment below with photos if applicable to help others respond to you!

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Old electric porter cable comp looks like c2002 model air wont build past 50 psi on either gauge help?

So, it just keeps running, no bad sounds, stays at 50? What happens if you turn it off? Does the pressure hold?
Can you not find the actual model, and if it’s a c2002, what type?

Last edited 2 years ago by Doug in s.d.ca

No model number and no leaks holds good

K. Then if you’re lucky, just the tube from the pump is loose or bad. It’s got to be that because it holds air, which means the check valve is working.
Or, worse, either the piston ring is shot or the head gasket is blown.
You may be able to see the ring through the vent holes.
Whatever, you’ll have to get the cover off to fix it.check any of that, I’m afraid. Looks like 4 screws on the side opposite the gauges.

Let us know what you find, please, and good luck.

must be the rings funny thing is it work a month ago til my son drop it off truck,

Well, let us know please. Maybe the drop just ripped the output tube to the tank loose.

Check the line all secured. Looks like more work than I want to do

Your call.
Thanks for letting us know.

I’m looking for a part that is not listed. I have a C2002 Type 5, 150 PSI 6 gallon air compressor. the part is the sleeve with spring that holds the brush. In one of my sleeves, the spring is broke, causing the brush to hang up, not letting the spring apply proper tension on the brush, making the compressor spark like crazy, and then stop running.

Do a search for “C2002 Type 5 motor brush”.
I got a few hits just now.

I had done that, but it just comes up with hits about the brushes, and not the sleeve that the brush sets in.

Geeze, what an exercise in frustration. Not even being able to see what the holder looks like, and judging from the brush design, can you not find an appropriate compression spring and just replace that? Even a piece of foam might work…for a while.

Good luck, and would you mind posting a pic or three of the holder?

I’ve been looking into something like that. The holder is a brass looking rectangular sleeve with a slot on one of the sides for the wire on the brush to slide through as the brush wears. There is a flat piece of spring steel that runs the length of the holder and coils at the end to provide tension to keep pressure on the brush.

Right. I saw a few of that style in my search. Again, pix would be nice.
I imagine the sleeve is brass, maybe solder something to it to retain a regular coil spring?

Porter Cable C7550 5.4-HP 80-Gallon Two-Stage Air Compressor head safety valve opens early?

Early, as in at less than normal cut-off pressure?
If this recently started, and you’ve been using it awhile,
you can try cleaning it – especially if looks greasy.
Otherwise you’ll need to replace it.

Good luck.

Les –
Oh, sorry. you mean the one between the LP and HP sides? That’s usually bad valves in the HP cylinder, especially if the tank pressure is about 60PSI when it lets go.