Makita MAC5200 Big Bore 3.0 HP Portable Air Compressor
Makita makes great heavy-duty products. The Makita MAC5200 is one of them. Despite the fact, the price isn’t high. We can even say that this air compressor is affordable. But, for most of you, it will be the best portable air compressor ever. Here’s why we have so high opinion about it.
Big bore pump
The pump is made from cast iron. It comes with bigger cylinder and piston, which are also made from cast iron. Big bore pump, thanks to these elements is capable of producing more air over a shorter period of time. It is capable of replenishing the air used from the tank in a matter of seconds. In addition, the pump is oil-lubricated. What it means is that it can last for a longer period of time and it is capable of better cooling when used to the max.
The electric motor here has a power of 3HP, which is sufficient for most users. But, it is paired with the aforementioned pump, so it truly offers amazing performances. The 6.5 CFM at 90 PSI is great for better productivity, which makes us believe this model won’t have a hard time even when the application is extremely demanding.
Practicality and strength
The handles you can see are fully foldable. When you need to push or pull this air compressor, long handles will make the entire process as easy as possible. On the other hand, when you need space, you will fold them and that’s it. This feature only made it one of the best portable air compressors. Traditionally for Makita, the handles are heavy-duty and extremely strong. Here, we also should mention wheels, which are rugged and capable for usages on rough terrain. On-site jobs won’t be an issue here.
It is hard to imagine an air compressor which comes with a compartment for accessories and additional tools. As a matter of fact, only massive models have this feature. The Makita MAC5200 is one of the first models which comes with it. Of course, you shouldn’t expect a lot of places but the compartment is sufficient for minor air-related tools, accessories and etc. It may be one of the smallest features here, but it is extremely important. As such, you won’t have to carry additional compartment for tools or smaller items.
- Big bore cylinder for better air compression
- Electric motor of 3 HP is just perfect
- Cast iron pump and construction
- Built-in storage compartment
- Rugged wheels for better practicality
- Spare parts are difficult to find
This is a portable air compressor which has plenty to offer. It is well-made, it comes with cast iron construction and it even has a built-in compartment. Overall, this model is great for industrial application and as such, it is fully capable of the most demanding tasks. We should add that the lifespan of this unit is extraordinary, in the lack of a better word.