Makita 1 Gallon Compact Air Compressor AC001

Makita AC001

When you’re in the market for an air compressor there are many sizes and options to choose from. Makita has continued to expand their offering and the Makita compact 1 Gallon AC001 ($179) is the latest edition. With only a 1 gallon tank this unit isn’t going to your best option for a general purpose air compressor but its compact lightweight design (23.1 lbs) makes it an ideal option for a single user doing trim / finish carpentry. The image on a website doesn’t do it justice because it looks similar in size to other portable twin tank and pancake compressors. That is not the case, for frequent in and out use on jobs this compact unit is going to be much easier to manage along with all the other tools/supplies you’ll need.  

The Makita Air Compressor AC001 is currently featured as the prize on our Coptool Weekly FRIDAY EPIC CONTEST although it’ll be something new to win by next week. Also Ohio Power Tool is including a FREE 50’ poly air hose with select Makita Air Compressors through the end of June as well. For more info on the AC001 specifically check out the Makita press release below.

La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released a new Compact Compressor (AC001).

Compressors are workhorse tools on the job site and in the work shop, and Makita compressors are favorites for their faster recovery time, lower noise, longer tool life, and consistent performance. The new ACC001 combines a compact size with a powerful induction motor for powerful, portable performance.

Induction Motor, with Less Weight and Lower Noise

The AC001 is powered by a 1/6 maximum horsepower induction motor that provides up to 125 PSI, with a lightweight design (only 23.1 lbs.). It also has lower noise (72dBA) so it’s ideal for indoor use.

The roll cage construction provides added protection for the pump and motor assembly. Additional features include a low AMP draw that reduces the incidents of tripped breakers at start-up, as well as an oil-less pump designed for maintenance-free operation.

Ideal for Range of Applications

The AC001 is the latest addition to Makita’s expanding line-up of industrial air compressors. The powerful and reliable induction motor, combined with the lower noise and compact size, make the AC001 ideal for case and base installation, trim and finish carpentry, cabinet and furniture construction, and more.


Model  –  AC001
Motor  –  1/5 HP
Air Tank  –  1 gallon single tank
40 PSI  –  .58 CFM
100 PSI   –  .45 CFM
Maximum pressure  –  125 PSI
Overall length  –  14”
Net Weight  –  23.1 lbs.

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