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Old 02-13-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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So I bought the bigger 6 gallon deal. Had the 5 gallon dewalt emglo on wheels and loved it but have killed the same compressor twice and decided to try something new.

I'm pretty impressed with the onboard storage and solid wheels. Kind of awkward to wheel around but is super quiet for what it is. Very impressed with the cfm at 90psi In a 110v compressor.

I bought this compressor because of the threads I've read in the past here. So you guys who own it, what do you think a year or two later?
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:51 PM   #2
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I have two Makita compressors, one 18 years old the other about 10 years old.

Both are still going strong....

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My 2400 or 2500 whatever it is, has been great. had it for 5 years, treated like crap, never changed the oil, rarely drain the tank, left it outside more then inside.
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My 2400 or 2500 whatever it is, has been great. had it for 5 years, treated like crap, never changed the oil, rarely drain the tank, left it outside more then inside.
I don't run them often but when I do I run the dogspit out of them. Our sheathing is nailed 4-6" on seems and 6" in the field. Got a couple new deals to frame and figured this day was coming as I destroyed the old emglo.

So far so good. Today replacing some crappy pt stuff it really impressed me. I didnt like the mobility but I'll get used to it if it kicks ass and holds up.
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I had the 2400 for a few years and really liked it. Apperently someone liked it more than me. Heavy but quiet
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2400, like it as no throwaways loud pancakes. Would like something for smaller work though, so it fits the bill as a tweener.
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I've had the Mac5200 for a couple years now.
No complaints.
I have a huge 80 gal Ingersoll in my shop and sometimes I will just plug in the Makita rather than listen to that monster start up.
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I have had the 2400 for about 2 years. I bring it out when doing any substantial nailing (roofing, framing, etc.). It's too damn heavy to lug around for smaller jobs, so I have a Rolair JC10 which is my daily use compressor. Both are incredibly quiet - I've had numerous customers mention how quiet they were.
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I had the 5200 for a couple years. Out of nowhere the crank seized on the pump. Always ran synthetic compressor oil for cold winter starts and changed it fairly regularly. Needless to say I was pissed. Couldn't get it fixed fast and couldn't find another one quick so I bought a grip rite. Very similar.
The 5200 was great while it lasted.
If anyone needs parts for a 5200 I could likely help you out.

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