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DeWALT 15 gal 200 PSI Workshop Compressor D55168 – Review


Compressors come in all shapes and sizes, for a workshop compressor you need a big tank to run your air tools and a high SCFM to keep the tool running.  The D55168 is the perfect compressor for a small shop or home garage.  It has a ample 15 gallon tank and produces 5.4 SCFM @ 90psi to allow for quick recovery times.  It produces 200 psi and was surprisingly quiet for an oil free pump.

When the truck dropped this unit off from ACME tools Eric immediately got out his pen and paper and started testing the unit, I had no idea what the heck he was yapping about or what he was testing for.  Rather than bore you with his findings, because I still can’t figure out what he was doing, I will just make it simple and you can watch the video for his findings.

At the top of the compressor is the business end, it has a 2 gauges, tank pressure and regulated pressure, the gauges are easy to read.  The regulated pressure is adjusted by a dial to the right of the gauges.  below that is a safety blow out valve and the off/auto switch which turns off the compressor when it hits roughly 200 PSI.  The unit is powdered coated in classic DeWALT yellow.  At the bottom is a drain ball valve to drain the unit when not in use, I would have like to have seen this with a little more clearance from the ground as less than an inch of clearance.

To sum it all up I like this compressor a lot it has worked well for every situation we have used it in. It is compact for it its power and ran every air tool we threw at it with ease.  DeWALT offers a one year warranty on this product.

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