I'm Loving It Already

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Review by MattMcC posted 1471 days ago 3276 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have to give two thumbs up to the Makita MAC2400. Just received today after selling off my old Campbell Hausfield 4HP 13 Gallon tank. My god that thing was loud! The Makita purrs like a kitten. After breaking it in, I ran it through a couple cycles. Recovers extremely fast and its such a pleasure to not be sent fleeing from the general area because of the noise. I know I have not taken it through its paces but I expect a long service life, consistent with a Makita. It is a little heavy but that just tells you that the thing is solid. I still find it to be portable. I can’t believe I waited this long to get something better. I lose a little flexibility with the capacy of my old compressor, but this is so much more compact and quiet. I don’t do much spray gun or other air tool stuff. Mainly just nailers, so this is MORE than adequate.

Since I have a collection of Ridgid tools I try to be a Ridgid homer when I can, but when I compared this to the ridgid 4 gallon, it was no contest. Went with the Makita even though $30 more expensive. Bought on Amazon at $298, no taxes and free delivery. I would call that a good deal.

I would highly recommend this unit.

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#1 posted 1471 days ago

THX, good to know this thing is quiet.
Yep, my oil free and noise freer porter cable pancake compressor has me wearing ear muffs and even then it’s hard to be around more than a cycle.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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jim C

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#2 posted 1471 days ago

Anything I’ve purchased that’s Makita has been 5 stars. I have a Makita portable drill 9v and it’s 10 years old. Still the same battery.
My Makita sliding compound saw just runs and runs and runs. It’s about 7 years old.
Next acquisition is the Makita track saw.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#3 posted 1471 days ago

Thanks for the review.

In my shop quiet tools are always appreciated.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1471 days ago

Enjoy I hope it gives you good service

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1470 days ago

I have had this compressor for over a year in my shop. It has been a good unit and I am very pleased with it. No problems with it what so ever.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1470 days ago

Would you say this compressor vibrates a lot?
I have used a craftsman and it is horrible. It will bonce off and unplugging the cord.

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#7 posted 1470 days ago

Steven – it definitely does not bounce. It also comes with rubber feet that cut down on the noise and vibration further. Well thought out. Fit and finish is also very good—better than others I saw at the big box sztore.

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#8 posted 1470 days ago

Love mine too, just purrs along nicely…..until recently. Pressure switch fried, apparently it is a known issue. Still under warranty and I should have it back next week. Thankfully we have a Maikta factoryservice depot in town, no messing around.

-- Paul

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#9 posted 1469 days ago

I’ve had mine for a year. Couldn’t be happier!

I would argue that it basically doesn’t vibrate at all! My workbench is a steel industrial car with a maple top, and I’ve never registered any annoyance at the compressor sitting its lowest shelf!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#10 posted 1469 days ago

I’m glad to see others purchasing this great little compressor. I’ve had mine for two years. Used regularly, no problems. Very quite. Leave the drain open after each use.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#11 posted 1468 days ago

btw… I did buy my factory refurbished on ebay… for $179! Looks and functions like new.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#12 posted 1467 days ago

Thanks for the review. I have been wondering about that compressor.


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#13 posted 1466 days ago

I am due for a new one . I was thinking about going with the oiled version as I know they are much quieter . This kind of seals the deal for me . Thanks for posting .

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#14 posted 1466 days ago

I’ve been looking for a new one to replace my old bostitich. Thanks

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#15 posted 1319 days ago

Has anyone tried hooking this up to an axillary tank to get a little more capacity out of it? It has a great cfm for its size, I wonder if the pump could handle the extra run time.

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