Friday, May 12, 2017

California Air Tools sucks

I bought this California Air Tools CAT-4620AC air compressor over a more respected brand like Makita because it's supposed to be so quiet. They claim it's only 70dB, about the level of a spoken conversation.

Well, it's not.  It's as loud as my existing compressor that's rated over 90dB.  Being 20dB louder than claimed isn't an accident.  I actually like that it has an aluminum tank, and I might have even bought it for that reason alone, but lying about noise level really ticks me off.


Unknown said...

did you return it?

Anonymous said...

There's something wrong with your compressor. I have California Air Tools compressor that is the same size as the common Rolair model, and it seems like it is almost whisper quiet. Make sure your intake silencer path is not leaking.