Shop Talk

The Featured Tool of July 2010

  • Makita Compressor AC310H


    Makita has just released their new 2.5 HP high pressure air compressor – the AC310H, a sleek and compact machine with surprisingly big, efficient power. To begin, the compressor is engineered with a surplus of innovative technologies, and, of course, the AC310H is built with the same nearly invincible components and the indestructible fabrication Makita tools have become famous for. With new technologies the compressor is able to deliver 400 PSI to accommodate the most advanced pneumatic tools. Additionally, the compressor’s dual capacity design incorporates two universal couplers for standard nailers and two specialized couplers for high-pressure models. Although the compressor’s big Makita power is compact into a 1.6 gallon tank, the machine still provides the same power capacity as a 5 gallon tank at 120 PSI. The machine additionally boasts a flabbergasting 1,720 RPM which allows for much greater displacement at a much lower rate of RPM. This innovation is also responsible for reduced noise emission and consequently a more comfortable working environment.

    The AC310H also flaunts an improved performance and much faster recovery time with an efficient dual-head (2 stage) pump, and with a low amp draw, chances of a tripped breaker or voltage drop during use are dramatically reduced. The tool’s pump is also oil-less; this means you get a truly superior performance without the hassles of constant maintenance and monitoring. Lastly, the tool’s four-pole induction motor is not only gorgeous, but it provides the ultimate in durable efficiency, and with it’s roll cage and kick plate construction, the compressor is perfectly prepared for the obstacles of jobsite life. The AC310H is an incredible compressor, and as it’s built for fantastic convenience and with the big power to support any industrial tool, this is one machine that belongs at the top of every craftsman’s wish-list.

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