California Air Tools CAT-6310 Review: May 2017
Air compressors are extremely versatile machines that can be used for a variety of applications. From filling tires to dental equipment to home improvement tools, air compressors help a lot of other machines to do their task without a hitch. But most of the air compressors have a big problem, which is, noise.
Air compressors make a lot of noise when in use, which makes working with them a chore. Many companies are spending a lot on research and development to get rid of this noise issue plaguing the air compressors since their inception.
Out of all these companies, California Air Tools is at the forefront, and today we have the California Air Tools CAT-6310 Air compressor for review, which claims to be the quietest air compressor on the market with a sound level of just 60 decibels.
Here’s The Specs
The California Air Tools has quite a lot of features, which are defined in the points below.
- World’s quietest air compressor (60 DBs)
- 7.6 Amps motor operating at 110 volts with 60 hertz frequency
- 1 horsepower
- Maximum of 120 psi
- Stainless steel tank with a capacity of 6.3 gallons
- Individual pressure control gauges to keep track of changes in air pressures
- Oil free pump with overload protection for maintenance free operation
- Weighs 49 lbs
- 23.6 inches x 13.3 inches x 24 inches
- ¼ quick connector with a time span of 130 seconds to fully fill the tank from empty state
- Water trap to remove moisture from air
- Runs on electricity for hassle free operation
- Certified by ETL and other regulatory authorities
- Has wheels to easily transport from one place to other
What’s In The Box?
In the box, we find the California Air Tools CAT-6310 air filter fully assembled, along with the usual documentation and manuals. The warranty of the California Air Tools CAT-6310 is for a time period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
Look & Feel
The California Air Tools CAT-6310, while not the largest machine in its category, is quite a large sized machine. The tank of the compressor is made up of stainless steel and feels tough and doesn’t bend. The stainless steel will ensure that the compressor tank would not have the problem of rusting.
The handle of the machine is also made up of metal and seems to have good quality. The bottom of the tank has a rubber footed stand to ensure that the machine gets a firm footing when stationary. The bottom also has two wheels at the side to ensure easier mobility when moving the machine. All in all, the California Air Tools CAT-6310 feels like a well-built device.
How’s It Perform?
The California Air Tools has a 7.6 Amps motor with power of 1 horsepower. This combination leads to excellent performance from the compressor and makes it highly desirable for medium to light duty tasks. The large 6.3 gallons tank of the compressor ensures longer operating times which is a boon if one is working continuously.
The fact that it just takes 130 seconds to fill such a large tank from empty state is truly outstanding. These qualities make the machine a total time saver. The California Air Tools has an oil free motor which ensures hassle free maintenance. But the best part of this machine is its noise levels. The company says that it is the quietest machine on sale right now and trust us, they are right on this. The California Air Tools CAT-6310 is the quietest compressor I’ve ever used of all the compressors I’ve tried.
The level of sound produced by this machine is of the same intensity as a normal conversation, so one can rest assured that this won’t induce headaches during work. The fact that it works on electricity rather than oil is an added bonus too. All these factors make the California CAT-6310 perfect for indoor jobs in addition to outdoor jobs.
The different gauges for different pressure levels is a boon for those who like to keep a precise track of the pressures. Also the compressor also has a ¼ compressor, which ensures wide compatibility with a large range of devices.
Likes & Dislikes
The California Air Tools CAT-6310 completely surprised me by its good performance and its low noise levels. The machine is powerful, can be moved around easily and has a large capacity along with quality construction. There is not much to complain about the machine other than the fact that it would have been great if the warranty timeframe was more as compared to the current 1-year warranty period. Overall though, I would highly recommend the California Air Tools CAT-6310.