First established in 1936, Dewalt have slowly established themselves as a producer of ultra reliable power tools. They have a number of air compressors on the market, but today I’ll be talking about the DWFP55126.
Equipped with a 6 Gallon Tank and Max PSI of 195, it’s firmly in the household category. At 180 dollars, it’s also at the higher end of it. I’ve often found Dewalt tools to be worth the extra cash however. How does the DWFP stand up to this?
The 6 gallon tank is complimented by a high efficiency motor which promises to allow easy start up even on cold mornings. Max PSI is 195 but most of the time, you’ll be running 2.6CFM at just 90 PSI.
This isn’t a lot but considering the nifty size and weight, is actually quite impressive.
The DWFP is designed primarily for light household tasks. It can comfortably handle nailing, sanding, tire inflation and light texturing. The generous inclusion of a second port also ensures that it can run two tools at once.
The 6 gallon capacity and limited max PSI mean that this compressor is completely unsuitable for heavy duty jobs.
What you get is pretty much what you see in the photo. If you don’t already have the necessary connectors and tubes, these will have to be purchased separately. Considering the very reasonable price however, I doubt many people will mind.
Portability and Storage
For round the house jobs, a certain amount of portability is essential. At just under 30 pounds, the DWFP is more than light enough to carry from room to room and the handle at the top appears well made.
The rubber feet allow it be used anywhere without fear of scraping the floor. Unlike some compressors, the DWFP also stands perfectly steady.
The pancake shape and minimal dimensions (17.2 x 16.6 x 20.1) allow for easy storage. The convenient cord rap also very much lives up to its name.
The DWFP is an oil compressor, so over the long term you can expect minimal maintenance to be required. It also has a ball drain valve so even a thorough tank draining is quick and easy.
The DWFP hits 75.5 decibels when running which makes it about average. It’s obviously not as quiet as CAT compressors but considering the power, I was very impressed.
At the time of writing, the DWFP has only been reviewed 36 times on Amazon. Out of those 36, however, an impressive 31 gave the product the full 5 stars. This means an average rating of 4.6 out of 5. It also means near universal customer satisfaction.
The primary selling point appears to be it’s combination of convenience and power. Despite its’ size, weight and quiet operation, it offers more than enough punch to power for most household applications.
In conclusion, I’m a big fan of Dewalt and I think this compressor is just one more example of the quality that they’re known for. If you’re looking for something heavy duty, look elsewhere and look into spending a lot more.
If you’re looking for an around the house compressor however, it ticks all the right boxes. And the extra 70 dollars, isn’t something that you’re going to regret spending.