Rolair JC10 2.5-Gallon Air Compressor

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Rolair
Model:
JC10
Price:
$239

Description

Super Quiet, ROLAIR Quality, Single Stage, Oilless, Two Cylinder, Ball Bearings,Cast-Aluminum Cylinder, Stainless-Steel Reed Valves, Low RPM for Quiet Operation—ONLY 60 dB!!

1 HP, 1725 RPM, Low-Amp Draw, Automatic Overload Protection, 115 Volt, 60 Hz, Heavy-Duty/Industrial-Grade with Ball Bearings for Greater Durability.

Start/Stop Pressure Switch, Roll-Cage Design to Protect Pump/Motor, Safety Relief Valve, Intake Filter/Silencer, 8 Amp Motor, Pressure Relief Solenoid Valve, Decibel Level - Only 60 dB!!, Air Line Regulator and Pressure Gauge

WOOD magazine review

The quietest air compressor you’ll almost never hear

Review Summary

Oil-free air compressors typically make some of the loudest noise in the shop, peppering the air in the 85–95-decibel area. By comparison, oil-lubricated compressors hum along at a much-quieter 70-80 dB. But this Rolair oil-free compressor sounds more like a bass-boat trolling motor than an air compressor, whispering along at a mere 62 dB. The secret? Rolair uses a two-cylinder pump running at 1,725 rpm—half as fast as other units.
Still, the JC10 refills quickly, and has a sophisticated two-valve pressure system—a check valve to seal the tank pressure once full, and a solenoid valve to release the pressure from the pump—so the motor starts under no load. This prevents tripped breakers and should prolong the life of the motor and pump. Even though the JC10 has a 2-1/2-gallon tank—the compressor in my shop holds 6 gallons—it kept my finish, brad, and pin nailers working without me waiting for it to refill the tank. And although it cycled on and off more frequently than my regular compressor, I barely noticed because it’s so quiet. The JC10’s robust features build the unit up to weigh 40 lbs, a little heftier than other oil-free compressors of this capacity. And if I could change one thing, I’d tilt the pressure gauges to make them easier to read from a standing position. —Tested by Bob Hunter, Tools Editor

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Rolair JC10

Review Summary

Great compressor nothing to compare with the compressor that i add before. Before i add a Campbell Hausfeld 3 gallons.(Nothing to say against) BUT An I have a 20 gallons DeVilbiss to big to carry around. The Rolair is very well made Pro grade. I am only a home hobbyist but i hold an-off to know that you have what you pay for. Since a couple years ago all the tools are made in different country for more affordable price (Made cheaper) made to sale more... With this compressor the component a
re really well chosen. It fell like a Roll-Royce.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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