Rolair JC10PLUS Air Compressor Review
If you are looking for a high quality small quiet air compressor, then the Rolair JC10PLUS Trim & Finishing Air Compressor deserves your consideration. The JC10PLUS is one of the quietest 1 HP air compressors on the market, with a sound rating of only 60 dB. With a 2.35 CFM @ 90 PSI air output, this compressor is ideal for powering finish and trim air nailing tools.
Rolair JC10PLUS - UPC 662865011340
Rolair JC10PLUS Air Compressor Review
Rolair is a third generation, family owned business that manufactures high quality gas and electric air compressors. Located in Hustisford, Wisconsin, Rolair, also known as Associate Engineering Corporation has earned an excellent reputation for producing high quality, contractor grade compressors.
Rolair's JC10PLUS air compressor is a recent upgrade to the popular Rolair JC10 model. A few notable improvements include upward facing gauges and a convenient integrated power cord wrap, furthermore, a larger air tank encased in a sturdier steel roll cage were added.
The 2.5-gallon air tank fills quickly from 0 to 125 PSI in only 55 seconds. Recovery time from the low-pressure switch kick-in of 95 PSI to the maximum air pressure rating of 125 PSI takes only 14 seconds.
Rolair's 1725 RPM twin cast aluminum cylinder compressor utilizes a low maintenance oil-free design and only draws 7.5 amps. Stainless steel reed valves and industrial-grade ball bearings ensure long compressor life.
The Rolair JC10PLUS is portable and easily moved around using its thick foam handle grip. This unit weighs a manageable 43 pounds, its length and width are 16.5 inches and the height is 14 inches. Welcome additions to this model include an integrated cord wrap and upward facing gauges.
60 dB is extremely quiet for a 1 HP air compressor. The JC10’s quiet compressor design includes a low noise compressor motor and pump with heavy vibration and noise reducing rubber feet. A air intake silencing filter also helps keep the noise levels down to a bare minimum.
Rolair recommends their air compressor tanks be drained after each day's usage to help prevent rust and corrosion from the water that collects in the tank. The Rolair JT10 ball valve tank drain make this job easy.
A silencing air filter is included to help filter airborne dust and reduce intake noise produced by the air compressor. The the air filter should be cleaned regularly, by simply opening the filter cover and removing the filter element, blow or brush off the accumulated dust and dirt and reinstall. The Rolair part number for the filter is U4001 although it appears to be a common FS-04-038 Solberg silencing filter.
One complaint is that the silencing air filter sticks out of the protective steel roll cage and is subject to rough handling damage.
Rolair JC10PLUS Noise Video
PARTS LIST FOR MODEL JC10PLUS
Complete Motor/Pump Assembly
Braided Discharge Tube
Unloader Line Assembly
Gauge - Line
Safety Relief Valve
Gauge - Tank
Cord with Plug
Cover - Capacitor
ROLAIR JT10PLUS Specifications
Our JT10PLUS Ratings
60 dB is very quiet for a 1 HP air compressor. Most standard 1-HP models are considerably louder.
Rolair builds high quality, contractor grade compressors. The JT10PLUS is no exception.
Competitive price for a high quality, quiet 1-HP unit, usually retails between $300 to $350.
Overall Rating : 4.5
This is a powerful quiet air compressor. It's light and portable and would be ideal for powering air nailers indoors. We gave the Rolair JC10PLUS an overall rating of 4.5 stars.
"Model JC10PLUS - a super-quiet oilless air compressor - is the follow-up to our wildly popular JC10."
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for a small quiet air compressor that still has plenty of power, then take a closer look at the specs of the Rolair JC10PLUS air compressor, one of our top picks in the small quiet air compressor category. Rolair has an excellent reputation for building high quality air compressors and the JC10PLUS model is no exception.
Rolair JC10PLUS - ASIN B0058NRVMO