Makita 4.2 Gal MAC 2400 Oiled Twin Hot Dog Compressor

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Blog entry by ND2ELK posted 07-03-2009 03:46 AM 6111 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After doing a lot of research, I settled on this Makita air compressor. It is by far the most unbelievably quiet compressor I have ever heard. Because my shop is small, I am trying to cut noise as much as possible. It is a little heavy, but that is a side effect of being well built. I do not plan to use it much out of the shop, if at all. The recovery time is very fast. This is an awesome compressor and I highly recommend it to anyone.

Because my shop is small, I need to use ever available space I have. I put an air hose reel with filter on the back wall where my assembly table is going to be to run my nailers and staplers. I ran an air line from the reel to the compressor which is sitting in the bottom of the storage cabinet next to my cyclone.

I also have a coil hose attached to the compressor with a blow gun for cleaning up. Thanks for looking!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 07-03-2009 03:55 AM

That’s a very nice, compact unit. Looks like it will really do the job.

I like how the controls and gauges are easily accessible.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-03-2009 04:01 AM

Glad to hear that I am looking for another one mine is a Campbell Hausfelt oiless pancake style and noisy like hell every time it stats I walkout or put on the ear plugs…Thanks Tom

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#3 posted 07-03-2009 04:02 AM

Congratulations, Tom. Makita makes some nice tools. Looks like you have a very well organized shop( what!!). Time for fresh sawdust!!

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#4 posted 07-03-2009 06:25 AM

looks like you have a nice set up there.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 07-03-2009 07:59 AM

small but effective compressor should work great.

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#6 posted 07-03-2009 10:22 AM

The Makitas—this and the their smaller one—have garnered online praise from many users. I’ve been looking into air compressors recently and concluded this is the one I would probably buy.

The only negatives I’ve seen published have been about shipping damage, the unit being heavy, and “incomplete” Owner’s Manual. Things that did not bother me. Overall, in terms of performance, style and size of unit, and very important, noise level, this unit is one of best and top choice air compressors in the world for many of us LumberJocks—or for anyone else.

My genuine congrats on your purchase.

ND2ELK, I absolutely love the space you created for the unit. This is my ikind of idea of how to treat my equipment and shop area.

LJs, we only have the pictures posted here with this particular submission. Though one suspects this is an elegantly well thought out shop.

Directed essentially at the home woodworker with all due respect to fellow (all Ms. and Mr.) LumberJocks, ND’s shop can be a role model of the way to go.

Unpainted garage walls, or uninsulated walls with exposed studs, or price code tags left on ends of lumber, the over-use of pegboard, and the generally casual (or no time, gotta work) attitude towards the shop is understandable, but this LJ can’t come to like it.

No matter what size, there’s nothing wrong and everything right with a temple of function and beauty.

Who better than us to create a wonderful and beautiful space.

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#7 posted 07-03-2009 12:10 PM

Nice review Tom! Thanks

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#8 posted 07-03-2009 02:37 PM

Nice compact unit Tom…....and quite too…

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#9 posted 07-03-2009 02:39 PM

Nice looking compressor, I am in the market and will check this one out. How about posting some pictures of your shop. I would like to see more of it.

The Sedcokid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 07-03-2009 07:20 PM

Nice going Tom…. looks great…... wish mine was quiet.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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#11 posted 07-03-2009 07:29 PM

Nice review Tom….thanks for posting. I have a older belt driven compressor that is pretty quite that I use in the shop….and a small pancake compressor from Bostitch that will wake the dead that I take on job sites. Nice to know they are making the belt-less compressors that make less noise.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#12 posted 07-05-2009 01:58 AM

Thanks for the great review Tom. I just ordered one a few minutes ago. I am eagerly awaiting it’s arrival. Great looking shop also!

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#13 posted 07-05-2009 05:25 AM

sedcokid: There is not much more shop to see. My shop is only 14’ X 28’. If you go to my blogs you can see the progress of the shop and more pictures of it. I am retired and it is taking me awhile to buy all the power tools and stationary equipment I want. Now that the shop itself is complete I can concentrate on equipping it.

toolman77: There is no dought in my mind you will love this compressor!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 07-10-2009 06:40 AM

Just got mine today. You were absolutely correct.

This is one awesome compressor.. fit and finsh are perfect. It is extremely quiet compared to the other compressors I have used. Thanks again Tom.

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#15 posted 07-29-2009 09:11 AM

Nice review Tom and great looking shop. You should be proud of it.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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