Power Pro Air Compressors - Your Choice

Power Pro Air Compressors - Your Choice
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I got a little excited as I’ve been wanting to get a decent low cost compressor.
However, I spent the past 5 minutes trying to find information on these puppies, specifically reviews, and came up with nothing.
I couldn’t even find out who the parent company is. I kept coming across a fishing gear company and a generator company.
As I could find no reviews on any of their items, I have to say I’m going to pass on this deal.
I like to know exactly what I am buying ya know?

I own this compressor, under a different brand name but it’s exactly the same compressor…and it’s a good one! Unfortunately, I paid more money for it, so you can be assured you’re getting an excellent buy. Buy the larger tank and buy it with confidence knowing that you’ll not get a better price. I’ve not seen a better price, even at the popular Asian tool haunts which we all know about.

A little preventive maintenance on your part and the compressor will continue to serve you well years into the future. Drain the oil in the compressor at regular intervals. First 20 hours and second 20 hours. After that, once every 50 or 60 hours. Also, after EVERY USE, let the air out of the tank. This is very important, as letting out the air also lets out unwanted moisture which in time will rust the bottom of the tank from the inside. Once you have let out the air, shut the valve so it will be ready for the next use.

Well researched! The parent company is Great Lakes Technologies. They manufacture the WEN, Apex, and Power Pro brands. We sold their WEN Generators just a couple days ago.

I would not recommend using these compressors for any fishing purposes. The fish will probably 'splode.

Your fishing recommendation is surely good to know. This explains why the staff here pull down those big bucks!

So they actually take engine oil, and aren’t the ‘oil free’ type that has a teflon ring and plastic cylinder or some other cheap construction?

Thinking about getting one for family gift. Uses would be car maintenance (ratchet) and painting. From earlier research, learned that the compressors that use oil seem to last longer so this looks to be a good buy.

Any advice as to whether the larger one would suit our needs is appreciated.

Does anyone know how loud these are? I have a Porter Cable compressor that came bundled with two nail guns, and it is objectionably loud. Can not use it indoors. I am wondering if this would be any quiter. It also takes the Porter Cable a long time to reach full pressure. I suspect this is normal for these smaller compressors. I am use to “full-size” compressors (which run quieter than my Porter Cable and produce 3x the CFM).

It is this compressor really loud when running? I know this is very subjective, but when running my current compressor, you cannot even shout loud enough to be heard when it is running.

“Oil free” units have one advantage in that they can be used on uneven terrain without damage. Units using oil must always be based on flat surfaces so the oil circulates properly or they will burn out.

Actually I should have said something about that in my post but failed to do so. Thanks for picking it up.

I buy oil which is made for the purpose of lubricating air compressors. I believe it’s 30 weight none detergent but I’m not absolutely certain. So as long as you purchase compressor oil you will be sure of getting the right stuff.

I would not recommend either of these for painting. (unles you are planning on the micro air brush type). The larger one only has 3.2 CFM (Cubic Feet/Minute) and smaller one has 3.0 CFM. These are more suited for nail guns and light, intermittent power tool use. You would not be able to run disc sanders or air cut off tools.

Here is a good guide on compressors and what to look for:


PowerPro 22060 6-Gallon Horizontal Tank … $180.71

Currently on Amazon:


PowerPro 22050 5-Gallon Pancake Style … $189.48 on Amazon

Currently on Amazon:


Nice specs on this one. I am a Carpenter and General Building Contractor and I recommend the Pancake Style 22050. Pancake has less overall footprint and less likely to tip over.

Seems like a bargain … I am buying one.

They do take lubricating oil. As a matter of fact, take a look at the picture of the pancake compressor. I ask you to look at it because it shows you where to check and replace the oil. Click to magnify and direct your attention to that RED screw near the top of the crankcase. That is what you need to remove in order to get at oil changes.

At Sears:


PowerPro 22050 5-Gallon Pancake Style … $269.28

I have some sad news for you. All compressors are load. Personally, I don’t find it too objectionable because I know there is no alternative. Remember, a compressor is really a gas engine in reverse, and gas engines are loud.

Unfortunately, spray painting is NOT an option with either of these compressors. They do not have anything near the proper CFM to allow you to paint or use any machine that requires a high air flow. If you must have a compressor for painting, you need a 2 stage compressor with a much higher CFM (cubic feet per minute). The cost of such a machine will be a minimum of 5 or 6 times the cost of this one.

I would pass. For any air tools related to automotive work, you’re going to need at least 5 CFM @ 90psi. The larger one only has 3.2.

As someone previously mentioned, these look like a good choice for using for your brad nailers and inflating tires and the like.

Harbor Freight has a 10gal, 2.5 hp that does 5.2 CFM @ 90psi that may work better.

For painting, you need much higher output, around 10 CFM or so, unless your doing light airbrush work.

Personally, if you’re planning on using this for anything other than infating stuff and firing brad nails, pass on this. You will just be disappointed.

Also, it’s beneficial to have a large enough tank size to keep up with your demand.

I have a 30 gallon compressor that does about 10-12 CFM @ 90psi which works pretty well for me. It still has problems keeping up with my die grinder depending on how hard I’m using it.

I would recommend getting a larger tank than you think you need, and a compressor that has double the output of the requirements of the tool you use the most; a rachet that needs 4.5 cfm, get a 9 cfm.

Just my thoughts.