To my extreme surprise, Porter Cable has come out with a new tool – a 20 gallon quiet air compressor, model PXCMSAC420VW.
No, this is not a late April Fool’s Day gag – Porter Cable has really come out with a new product!
The new Porter Cable PXCMSAC420VW air compressor is described as a quiet model, with a noise rating of 69 dBA, and the brand also says it is “80% quieter compared to other 20 gallon 150 PSI oil-free air compressors.”
Porter Cable also says the new air compressor has “up to 4X the life compared to other 20 gallon 150 PSI models.
It has a maintenance-free oil-free pump, and heavy duty direct-drive induction motor.
Key Specs and Features
- 20 gallon air tank
- 150 PSI max pressure
- 1.5 HP
- 4.0 SCFM at 90 PSI
- 69 dBA noise level
- 8″ wheels
- Tank and output pressure gauges
- 2 quick-connect air couplers
- Steel air tank
- 12.5A current draw
- Weighs 106 lbs (this could be the shipping weight)
I had assumed that Porter Cable was down for the count, with their parent company, Stanley Black & Decker, instead preferring to funnel new releases through to Dewalt and Craftsman brands.
It’s good to see new life for the brand, but I wouldn’t consider this a revival just yet.
Still, the important takeaway here is that Stanley Black & Decker brands are getting into the quiet air compressor market, which is an interesting development and one I hope we see more of.
Amazon lists MAT Industries as the manufacturer. MAT Holdings, their parent company, owns several air compressor brands and also acquired (parts of) Campbell Hausfeld in late 2020.