When running through the local Home Depot with my kids the other day, I came across two Porter Cable air compressor deals.
This deal comes around every now and then, although it might have skipped a year or two. (Porter Cable has started posting to social media again after taking a couple of years off as well.)
This is always a good deal. You get a “top-rated” 6 gallon air compressor for $99 and free shipping.
Key Features & Specs
- 6 gallon air tank
- Top handle
- Pancake-style form factor
- 150 PSI max
- 2.6 SCFM at 90 PSI
- 10 amp power draw
- Weighs 30 pounds
- 2 quick connect couplers
- 0.8 HP running
- 82 dBA noise level
- Made in USA with global materials
Model number: C2002
This is a pretty basic air compressor, but it has been on the market for a while and seems to be reliable.
Next up, the Craftsman CMEC6150K air compressor kit seems to be based on the Porter Cable C2002 and is bundled with starter accessories.
This might be a better first-time compressor for users who don’t want to have to pick out their own air hose, quick connect fittings, or basic attachments.
The kit comes with an air hose with pre-connected quick couplers, blower, tire chuck, a basic pressure gauge, and selection of inflation and accessory nozzles, and an additional quick connect coupler for attaching to a tool that has a female-threaded connection.
Lowe’s has the Craftsman CMEC6150 air compressor by itself for $99.
There’s also a new Porter Cable air compressor and nailer kit, model PCFP3KIT.
This kit comes with the same Porter Cable 6-gallon air compressor, and adds 3 nailers and a 25′ air hose to the bundle.
It comes with a 23 gauge pin nailer, 18 gauge brad nailer, and 16 gauge finish nailer.
If you want a different nailer kit configuration, Lowe’s has the Craftsman CMEC3KIT, which comes with the Craftsman 6-gallon air compressor, an air hose, 3/8″ crown stapler, 18 gauge brad nailer, and 16 gauge finish nailer.