It's rare that the press conducts side-by-side reviews of portable air compressors. But in this month alone, a respected online tool reviewer and a top woodworking publication both lined up a room full of air compressors to pick the best.
The Makita MAC2400 came out on top in both reviews.
Earlier this month toolmonger.com picked the Makita MAC2400 as "Best Overall" in a side-by-side review of eight jobsite compressors (go here for more).
This week, Wood Magazine released their portable air compressor review. Wood lined up 11 models from Bosch, Bostitch, Campbell Hausfeld, Craftsman, Dewalt, Hitachi, Husky, Makita, Porter-Cable, Ridgid, and Senco. In the end, the Makita MAC2400 came out on top as "Top Tool." The Wood Magazine editor particularly liked the low noise, robust cast-iron pump, and the induction motor for longer tool life.
While other manufacturers continue to focus on the lower-priced, light-duty category, Makita offers industrial quality air compressors built for all-day professional use. The MAC2400 and the rest of Makita's compressor line-up -- including the MAC700 and MAC5200 -- features durable cast iron (not aluminum) cylinder pumps, industrial motors for more power and increased efficency for lower RPM and lower noise, and a Big Bore™ piston for faster recovery.