Makita MAC700 Review

Makita MAC700Many tools require an air compressor to function properly, and as log as you are using basic, light weight equipment, the Makita MAC700 is able to supply the necessary air pressure require to use the equipment. This includes most nail guns and other pressurized equipment. The Makita MAC700 is small, allowing you to carry the equipment wherever it is needed, so for small jobs outside, you can move the hardware on your own, which is helpful when it is a one person job.

The Makita MAC700 is a two horse power air compressor. This is on the smaller end of air compressors, but for a portable device, it suits the job perfectly. There is a handle on the top of the device that makes it easy to move without much effort. A single gauge shows you the current air pressure, and the adjustment valves increases or decreases the amount of air running through the attached hose. You do need to apply an oil lubrication in order to ensure the equipment is always working properly, otherwise over time the device is going to possibly crack and begin to wear down. The muffled compressor provides low levels of noise when in use, which is nice, as most air compressors are rather noisy, reducing the amount of time you can use the equipment during the day, as many cities has a local noise ordinance in effect during the night time.

The Makita MAC700 is one of the quietest air compressors on the market, allowing you to work at almost all hours of the day and night. This is significant as it allows you to work whenever you choose, and not when the daylight allows you to. The handle allows you to move the equipment to just about any location on the job site, and the easy access valve reduces any sort of stretching you need to perform when looking for the attachment for your hose. The two horsepower is adequate for its size, allowing you to use most nail guns and other minor devices, so for basic home maintenance, the Makita MAC700 is perfect. There have been many positive reviews for the product, including one by Pulqui which states

“this compressor worked very well on its first assignment; painting my deck. It is very quiet, keeps pressure very well.”

Thaiberious also goes to say

“bought this compressor as a gift to myself for my 30th birthday. I’m glad I did. Have been using this baby every weekend since.”

Makita MAC700 Con

Of course there are some drawbacks to purchasing the Makita MAC700, including the overall weight of the equipment. The Makita is over 50 pounds, making it rather heavy to carry around with one hand around the job site, especially if it is needed on the roof. Other portable air compressors with a similar horse power are significantly lighter (such as under 20 pounds). If you are looking for a light air compressor, this is not the device to go for. On top of this, you need to periodically apply an oil lubrication to the device, otherwise the life of the equipment is cut down significantly. For anyone looking for a self reliant air compressor they should look elsewhere as it does require maintenance to continually function correctly.

If you need an air compressor for light to medium jobs, the Makita equipment is perfect, as it is able to power most equipment for home improvement jobs. As long as you don’t mind applying the occasional lubricant (which doesn’t take a long time to perform) than you are ready to use one of the quietest air compressors on the market. This allows you to work with the air compressor at any time of the day, without disturbing your neighbors, as it does not make a much noise at all, which is rare for an air compressor. The hardware is rather heavy, so it may be difficult to lug the equipment around on your own, without a little bit of help. As long as you want a quiet compressor that powers your tools without much of a refresh time, the Makita MAC700 is perfect for all of your needs, and should be around for you to use for years to come after purchase.


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