California Air Tools Review 2020

    California Air Tools Review 2018

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    California Air Tools

    This is our 2020 review of California Air Tools, The largest manufacturer of ultra quiet & oil-free air compressors.

    California Air Tools is a privately held company that manufactures quiet air compressors at an assembly facility in San Diego, California. Their address is 8560 Siempre Viva Rd # 3, San Diego, CA 92154 and their phone number is (619) 240-7363. The company was founded in 2002 and employs approximately 40.

    In 2018 California Air Tools added 30 & 60 Gallon "Ultra Quiet" Air Compressors and Continuous Run Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free Air Compressors to their extensive line of low noise compressors.

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    California Air Tools Product Line

    • Quiet Flow Series – Consumer grade air compressors designed for DIY and general household use. 1000-hour life before wear.
    • Ultra-Quiet Series – Contractor grade air compressors designed for heavy duty and contractor use. 3000-hour life before wear.
    • Industrial Series – Industrial grade ultra-quiet & oil-free air compressors designed for industrial and commercial use. 4000-hour life before wear.
    • Continuous Series – Industrial grade ultra-quiet & oil-free air compressors designed for longer continuous run times. 3000+ hour life before wear.

    California Air Tools 4620AC Sound Comparison

    California Air Tools Ultra-Quiet Series

    California Air Tools 10020C

    California Air Tools Ultra-Quiet Series

    The CAT Ultra-Quiet Series are contractor grade air compressors designed for professionals and contractors. The Ultra-Quiet Series is quieter than the less expensive Quiet Flow series, has more features and a longer 3000-hour life before wear rating.

    Standard Ultra-Quiet Series features include:

    • Extra-large dual pistons equipped with Teflon cylinder rings for reduced friction and longer life.
    • Dual valve plate with stainless steel valves, designed to produce higher CFM.
    • 1680 RPM, 4 pole induction motor equipped with thermal overload protection to reduce the chances of motor damage

    Compressors with an "A" proceeding the model number feature rust free aluminum air tanks.

    Ultra-Quiet Series Air Compressors

    Compressor

    Decibel

    CFM @ 90 PSI

    Tank Size

    HP

    CAT-10020C

    70 dB

    5.3 CFM

    10 Gallon

    2 HP

    CAT-15020C

    70 dB

    5.3 CFM

    15 Gallon

    2 HP

    CAT-1P1060S

    56 dB

    1.2 CFM

    1 Gallon

    0.6 HP

    CAT-2010A

    60 dB

    2.2 CFM

    2 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-2050A

    56 dB

    1.1 CFM

    2 Gallon

    .5 HP

    CAT-2075A

    58 dB

    1.5 CFM

    2 Gallon

    .75 HP

    CAT-30020C

    70 dB

    5.3 CFM

    30 Gallon

    2 HP

    CAT-4610AC

    60 dB

    2.2 CFM

    4.6 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-4620AC

    70 dB

    5.3 CFM

    4.6 Gallon

    2 HP

    CAT-5510SE

    60 dB

    2.2 CFM

    5.5 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-8010

    60 dB

    2.2 CFM

    8 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-60040CAD

    75 dB

    12.8 CFM

    60 Gallon

    4 HP

    Best Selling Ultra-Quiet Series Compressors

    Item

    Specs

    Rating

    Price

    CAT-8010

    Quietness

    60 dB


    CFM @ 90 PSI

    2.2 CFM


    Tank Size

    8 Gallon

    1 HP


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    California Air Tools 10020C Ultra Quiet Oil-Free and Powerful 2 HP Air Compressor

    Quietness

    70 dB


    CFM @ 90 PSI

    5.3 CFM


    Tank Size

    10 Gallon

    2 HP


    Ultra-Quiet Series


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    70 dB California Air Tools CAT-4620AC Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free

    Quietness

    70 dB


    CFM @ 90 PSI

    5.3 CFM


    Tank Size

    4.6 Gallon

    Twin Aluminum Tanks


    Contractor Grade


    Powerful & Portable

    California Air Tools CAT-1P1060S

    Quietness

    56 dB


    CFM @ 90 PSI

    1.2 CFM


    Tank Size

    1 Gallon

    0.6 HP


    Light & Quiet

    56 dB & 29 Lbs.


    Extreme Portability

    California Air Tools Quiet Flow Series

    The CAT Quiet Flow Series contains consumer grade air compressors specifically designed for the do it yourselfer  or homeowner. All compressors in this series feature easily repairable, oil-free, twin large piston pumps with a 1000-hour usage cycle before wear. Quiet Flow compressors utilize steel air tanks with easy to use ball valve tank drains.

    Standard features engineered for long life and quiet operation include:

    • Teflon cylinder rings for reduced friction and longer life of the cast aluminum cylinders.
    • Durable, long-life, rust resistant stainless-steel reed valves.
    • 1680 RPM, Low amperage, brushless 4 pole 110V AC induction motors with thermal overload protection.
    California Air Tools Quiet Flow Series 1610SPQ

    California Air Tools Quiet Flow Series 1610SPQ

    Quiet Flow Series Air Compressors

    Compressor

    Decibel

    CFM @ 90 PSI

    Tank Size

    HP

    CAT-1610SPQ

    65 dB

    2 CFM

    1.6 Gallon

    1 HP

    65 dB

    2 CFM

    4.7 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-10020SQ

    75 dB

    4 CFM

    10 Gallon

    2 HP

    CAT-20020SQ

    75 dB

    4 CFM

    20 Gallon

    2 HP

    California Air Tools Industrial Series

    California Air Tools Industrial Series 15020CR

    California Air Tools Industrial Series 15020CR

    The CAT Industrial Series are industrial grade air compressors designed for heavy-duty use and long-life. . The Industrial Series includes all the improvements of the Ultra-Quiet Series with the addition of new, high performance “LF” motors and a longer 4000-hour life before wear rating.

    Standard Industrial Series compressors include:

    • Extra-large dual pistons equipped with Teflon cylinder rings for reduced friction and longer life.
    • Dual valve plate with rust-resistant stainless steel valves, designed to produce higher CFM.
    • High-Performance, 1680 RPM, type LF thermally protected brushless induction motor.

    Industrial Series Air Compressors

    Compressor

    Decibel

    CFM @ 90 PSI

    Tank Size

    HP

    CAT-10010LFDC

    60 dB

    3 CFM

    10 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-2010ALFC

    60 dB

    3 CFM

    2 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-4610ALFC

    60 dB

    3 CFM

    4.6 Gallon

    1 HP

    CAT-6010LFC

    60 dB

    3 CFM

    6 Gallon

    1 HP

    California Air Tools Continuous Series

    CAT-15033CR Continuous Series

    California Air Tools Continuous Series - Top View

    The CAT Continuous Series are industrial grade air compressors designed for longer continuous runtimes than the Industrial Series compressors.  Continuous Series compressors feature a 3000+ hour life before wear rating.

    The CAT-15020CR is the only 110 volt continuous series air compressor, it's 2 HP motor draws 19.5 amps running on 110 volts. The CAT-15020CR0-22060 is the same 2 HP compressor wired for 220 volts with a 9 amp current draw.

    These compressors are larger with higher CFM air flow ratings and longer duty cycles making them ideal quiet air compressors for a garage or shop.

    Continuous Series Air Compressors

    Compressor

    Decibel

    CFM @ 90 PSI

    Tank Size

    HP

    CAT-15020CR

    67 dB

    4.9 CFM

    15 Gallon

    2 HP

    15020CR-22060

    67 dB

    4.9 CFM

    15 Gallon

    2 HP

    CAT-15033CR

    75 dB

    7.7 CFM

    15 Gallon

    3.3 HP

    CAT-60033CR

    75 dB

    7.7 CFM

    60 Gallon

    3.3 HP

    About California Air Tools

    Our vision at California Air Tools is about creating the kind of products that provide useful features and outstanding performance.

    We strive to provide the Highest Quality Products and the Highest Level of Customer Service to Every Customer Everytime!.

    With each new product, we stretch the boundaries of possibilities to satisfy "you" the customer.

    We are "Changing the Way the World Works".


    Excerpt from the CAT web site - http://www.californiaairtools.com/about-us/

    Summary

    CALIFORNIA AIR TOOLS SP-9413

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    To briefly sum up our California Air Tools Review, CAT is one of the largest manufacturers of quieter air compressors, offering many portable and stationary quiet air compressors in a wide variety of various configurations to suit practically any air power need. The company incorporates the latest noise reduction and compressor silencing technology into every product they sell, and it shows with some of the lowest air compressor decibel ratings in the industry.

    Customer satisfaction: A vast majority of the hundreds of customer reviews submitted by users of California Air Tools air compressors are positive, with most negative comments being minor issues with a few exceptions, as is found with any popular product. 

    CALIFORNIA AIR TOOLS, INC. is located in San Diego, California and can be reached Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST by phone at (866)  409 - 4581 or Fax at (619) 424 - 8697.

    Official Website - https://www.californiaairtools.com/

    If you are looking to compare California Air Tools reviews with other quiet air compressor brands, we suggest you take a look at our Best Quiet Air Compressors of 2021 or Quietest Air Compressor for Garage or Shop pages where you can see head to head low noise compressor comparison reviews.

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