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September 27th, 2012

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C3151 Air Compressor – Reliability On The Job   by Magssno

The Porter Cable C3151 Air Compressor is a mighty piece of kit which gives outstanding performance when used along numerous air and pneumatic tools, even in the toughest conditions.

Having said that, this Porter Cable air compressor even with its 4.5 gallon air tank capacity is 100% portable and has an oil free pump making it incredibly durable and maintenance free. Due to its impressive tank capacity it can readily support the continuous use of staplers and brad nailers as well as framing, finish and roofing nailers.

As I pointed out earlier this beast is unbelievably portable, complete with a full roll cage to give the pump and motor the necessary protection during transportation. It has a special carrying handle as well as a a slide handle to allow its 85lbs weight to be moved easily from project to project and comes with a mobility kit which includes wheels making moving this beast less strenuous.

However, possibly the most impressive aspect of the C3151 air compressor is the two port removable console which allows remote air regulation, giving higher air pressure where ever you are working.

So, undoubtedly the Porter Cable C3151 is big, heavy and very loud but it is also incredibly impressive. Were you aware that by using a splitter you can easily power 3 or 4 guns simultaneously without any problems with reduced air supply?

Technical Stuff At A Glance:

* 4-1/2gal. storage capacity air tank.

* 150 PSI maximum tank pressure giving longer tool run time.

* Maintenance free and very durable due to its oil free pump design.

* Wheels for ease of portability

* Two quick connect couplers.

Using the Porter Cable C3151 air compressor you are guaranteed to get through a lot of work in a shorter space of time. Why? Purely because with the combined 120-volt, two pole RPM capacitor and the 1.7 running horsepower youcan be assured you will always get maximum air delivery.

What do you get for your money?

*The Porter Cable C3151 air compressor

*A mobility kit

*A manual

Over heating can with some compressors be a problem, but, once again Porter Cable have got round this problem on the C3151 with a specially designed cooling system. This system consists of a fan which blows copious amounts of air through a vent hole. Therefore, even when the compressor is working to its full potential this cooling system will protect against over heating.

One note of caution however, it is imperative that there are no obstructions which may cover the ventilation points around the unit, reducing the cooling air flow. For maximum performance make sure that the compressor is placed no closer than 12 inches away from walls or any other possible obstructions.

The Porter Cable C3151 Air compressor is typical of all Porter Cable tools in its quality, durability and dependability.

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