Porter Cable C2002-WK Air Compressor Review & Buyers Guide: May 2017

The Porter Cable C2002-WK air compressor is an extremely popular air pancake compressor – the whole reason we’re writing up this review right now.

It’s an extremely versatile machine, capable of handling heavy duty work like powering air tools, or easy work such as blowing up a bike tire. It’s a low cost portable option for the DIYer in everyone, or even for professional usage from time to time.

As far as initial setup is concerned, Porter Cable recommends a 15 minute break-in run time, and after that you should be good to go. No worrying about it failing like you may run into with other air compressors on the market.

Who Is This Best For?

This unit as we mentioned above is extremely versatile portable air compressor. It’s best for DIYers who want to use it around the house or travel with it for projects that include some of our example uses below. It’s also for heavy duty users such as professionals who want to mount it somewhere and use it for heavy duty tasks such as nail guns, etc.

Example Uses:

  • Nail gun
  • Flat tires
  • Inflating sports balls and tires
  • Animal nest removal
  • Clearing water lines
  • and much more!

Our Likes & Dislikes

  • Wide range of uses
  • High value to price ratio

  • Can be slightly loud
  • Plastic air Gauge

Dad’s Note: I really like this unit, it’s a great addition to any garage. It’s a solid option, and it can be mounted or portable. The adjustable output is nice as well. 

Specifications & Details

  • Easy start-up (even in cold weather)
  • 6 gallon pancake style tank
  • 120 – 150 PSI
  • Portable and durable
  • 6 SCFM at 90 PSI according to ISO1217
  • Water drainage value and rubberized base attached

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you fill it back up when it runs out of air?
Can the output volume be controlled?

Porter Cable C2002-WK

Porter Cable C2002-WK





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