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Makita MAC2400 Big Bore 2 5 HP Air Compressor

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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Sound Quality
 15
compressor, compressors, quieter, noise level, makita
+93%
-7%
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" ...  It's also quiet as compressors go.  ...  "
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" ...  The MAC2400 is relatively quiet, compared to an oilless compressor it is very quite.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my compressor.  ...  "
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" ...  Runs like a champ and very quiet  ...  "
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" ...  It was astonishing how quiet it was compared to my old compressor.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had two other contractor-style air compressors in the past and this Makita is more powerful and a heck of a lot quieter than either of the older ones. ... This Makita is SO QUIET, I could easily use it in my workshop with my trim and pin nailers without shattering my nerves from noise, and the air volume in CFM's it puts out easily outpaces the air I could ever use in my framing nailer To be honest, I think this Makita is the perfect, all-around compressor for nail-gun use whether on a construction project or working quietly in your home workshop.  ...  "
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" ...  It is surprisingly quiet, but supplies an enormous amount of air.  ...  "
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" ...  This compressor is quieter than a lot of others I've been around.  ...  "
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Build Quality
 11
tanks, air filter, wheels, valve, straps
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Mine was shipped in a box within a box and it was pretty well padded ... Build quality was exceptional  ...  "
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" ...  Works well and is heavy duty.  ...  "
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" ...  I use a flexible 1/4" hose, which is more pleasant than 100' of the old rubber hose.  ...  "
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" ...  I would give this 5 stars, but i still need to see durability.  ...  "
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" ...  It's got a professional grade "big bore" power plant, and that cast iron, in fact, all the metal this baby's construction is made from adds up to some serious weight.  ...  "
Size
 9
portable, carry, compressor, dolly, wheels
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This is a heavy duty compressor and yet still more or less portable.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't mind the 77 pound weight which even an old guy can tote around.  ...  "
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" ...  Has carrying handle but I don't find it all that "portable" (especially at end of day - but I'm older and gray haired).  ...  "
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" ...  It’s not particularly light weight but the carry handle helps alleviate that somewhat.  ...  "
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" ...  Not as portable as some units due to the weight, but it is exactly what I was looking for I appreciate the stability.  ...  "
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" ...  It's big enough to handle framing guns and small enough to be portable ... Note: It's compact, but pretty heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  It isn't really a portable unit you can carry around one-handed.  ...  "
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" ...  It was also much more compact than my previous compressor and well balanced for carrying.  ...  "
Cleaning
 8
separator, compressor, air, wheels, supplied oil
+100%
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" ...  Easily powers Bostitch floor nailer and so much quieter than my Bostitch oil-free compressor.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also easier to clean up.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to add the supplied oil before use.  ...  "
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" ...  He installs hardwood flooring and it does what he needs it to do.  ...  "
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" ...  The fact that it uses oil makes it more durable and probably a lot more quiet as well as getting more air per amount of power going into it.  ...  "
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" ...  I also put an air/water separator onto the air hose that does a very nice job of removing water from the line before the air enters whatever air tool I have attached.  ...  "
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" ...  Take a look at the picture with the dirty oil that came out.  ...  "
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" ...  So, i plan to disassemble part of the compressor to clean it up properly.  ...  "
Marketplace
 7
makita, taiwan, send, replaced, pictures
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I read the reviews on Amazon as well as other sites and chose this Makita.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon had an Amazing price and their 2 day delivery was accomplished in one day.  ...  "
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" ...  Buy the cart!  ...  "
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" ...  Got a replacement from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  This is definitely one of my most favorite items I've purchased from Amazon. ... As you can see from the pictures I've included, I mounted it to a cart that I purchased from Lowes, so now I never have to lift it again.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
compressor, running, return, guns
+83%
-17%
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" ...  So I've had this for 11 years and it's going strong.  ...  "
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" ...  Been running the same one for around 10 years and gets use almost every day.  ...  "
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" ...  We've ran up to 3 guns without a hiccup.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm sure this used to be easier a few years ago!  ...  "
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" ...  I will update review after some more use.  ...  "
Delivery
 6
packed, arrived, undamaged, packaging, makita
+100%
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" ...  Mine was shipped in a box within a box and it was pretty well padded  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon had an Amazing price and their 2 day delivery was accomplished in one day. ... A+ on the Makita and A+ on the delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  The carton was undamaged so it must have been packed like that at the factory.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're on the fence, and have the muscles to take delivery from the UPS guy, let alone use it properly, this  ...  "
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" ...  I just received the compressor yesterday and wanted to provide my "out of box" experience. ... - It was packed in two boxes, that was nice  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in great packaging.  ...  "
Storage
 6
gallon, compressor, tank, makita, oil
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It holds air very well and refills so quiet you really don’t even notice it.  ...  "
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" ...  a small, super-quiet compressor for use with trim and pin nallers for woodworking and cabinetry, and this twin tank Makita which I use for larger construction projects which require framing nailers.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very quiet compared to a small 2 gallon Campbell Hausfeld that it replaces. ... It does weigh 77lbs and it doesn't have wheels, so it is a beast to move.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit is quiet enough for me but I should have been more careful with my capacity needs.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus it's much quieter than the "Task Force" 5 gallon compressor that I replaced. ... much better than the wheels it came with).  ...  "
Fit
 6
cart, bolt, air, wheels, valve
+33%
-67%
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" ...  This compressor barely holds 20lbs of constant air pressure.  ...  "
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" ...  After retightening all the friggin screws I'm still getting vibration noise from the top and bottom front face plate.  ...  "
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" ...  You need to be very careful not to tighten the wing nut too much else you will bend the cover.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
pressure, easy to adjust
+100%
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" ...  They are easier to move around and should work well.  ...  "
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" ...  however, relatively speaking, it is easy to work around without having to use earplugs.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also easier to clean up.  ...  "
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" ...  The pressure is very easy to adjust.  ...  "
Price
 4
price, money, compressors
+100%
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" ...  The MAC2400 cost more than the competition but in this case you really do get what you pay for.  ...  "
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" ...  $299.00 on Amazon money well spent.  ...  "
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" ...  At a good price , This is it !  ...  "
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" ...  I researched two other compressors within this price range.  ...  "
Packing
 4
packaging, undamaged, excellent, box, arrived
+100%
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" ...  The carton was undamaged so it must have been packed like that at the factory.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent double box packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  - It was packed in two boxes, that was nice  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in great packaging.  ...  "
Setup
 3
oil, instructions, installation, included, followed
+100%
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" ...  I’m a flooring guy and my purpose installation a hardwood flooring.  ...  "
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" ...  About 10 minutes of set up and you're ready to go to work.  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to follow the instructions before firing up, and add appropriate oil (included).  ...  "
For Running
 3
roofing, nailers, years, run, framing
+100%
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" ...  Been running the same one for around 10 years and gets use almost every day.  ...  "
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" ...  But if you're running a framing gun or two as we do, go with this one.  ...  "
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" ...  It easily runs every air tool I've hooked up to it .  ...  "
Capacity
 3
garage
+100%
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" ...  Quiet enough not to annoy anyone inside the house when using it in the garage.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been working on 4th floor of 5 floor Brownstone in Back Bay Boston.  ...  "

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