DeWalt Air Compressor Review 2023 – Which One?


If you are thinking about buying a DeWalt Air Compressor in the coming days, then please make sure to check out this brief DeWalt Air Compressor review which will outline the key features and capabilities that it has to offer along with the main pros and cons that you need to be aware of before you buy.

For easier navigation, this review will be split into 4 short sections so feel free to skip to whatever part interests you the most…

DeWalt Air Compressor Review Content:

  1. Section 1 – Brief Overview
  2. Section 2 - DeWalt 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor Review (Features /Pros / Cons)
  3. Section 3 – Alternative DeWalt Compressors to Consider (3 options)
  4. Section 4 – Conclusion / Feedback Submission

Please note that guide prices can only be presented at the time of this review so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below to ensure you have the most up to date price information.

Section 1: Brief Overview

Model: DeWalt 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor - DWFP55126
Best Place to Buy:Amazon
Price Guide:$150 up to $200 – View Price Checkers Below
Warranty:1 Year Limited Warranty
Pressure:165 PSI max pressure

Section 2 - DeWalt 6 Gallon Pancake Air Compressor Review (Features /Pros / Cons)

DeWalt 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor (DWFP55126)

Main Features in Summary:

165 max PSI Pancake Compressor
6 Gallon / 75.5 dBA noise level
2.6 SCFM @ 90 PSI pump
3.7 SCFM @ 40 PSI pump
Option with Nailer kit available also
High flow regulator and couplers
Power is 120V, 60Hz, 10 Amps
Oil free pump – Longer life
2 universal couplers / 2 users
Cord wrap around storage
High-flow regulator / console protection
Ball drain valve for tank drainage
Protective rubber leg covers
Size is 17.2 by 16.6 by 20.1 inches

Pros for the DeWalt 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor:

  • The noise level associated to this compressor is one of the best we have come across – certainly very bearable when compared elsewhere (75.5 dBA noise)
  • Includes a reliable motor which starts well in cold conditions or with the extension cord application
  • You also have the option of buying this with the nailer kit which generally is priced around the $220 to $280 range in the same package
  • You get 2.6 SCFM delivered at 90 PSI pump and it offers a 165 maximum PSI providing longer tool time and it is also an oil free pump for maintenance free operations.
  • There are 2 universal couplers allowing 2 users, a protective covering which is easy to remove and included also is the ball drain valve for quick & thorough tank draining which works very well
  • There is also the 12 month warranty provided for security and peace of mind if you decide to buy

Cons for the DeWalt 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor:

  • You always need to ensure that it is situated at least 12 inches away from an obstructions or walls that may interfere with air flows
  • You always need to ensure that the drain valve is always closed properly before you start using this compressor
  • While not experienced by ourselves, there are several reports of air leakages from the enclosed pump area and air leaks from the hose fittings which have caused numerous problems and returns which us very unusual from a brand as strong as this.

Price Guide:

  • At the time of this review, the price range was in the $150 to $200 region which of course should be double checked below

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Section 3 – Alternatives DeWalt Air Compressors to Consider (3)

If you are still undecided about the DWFP55126 model, then please take a closer look also at 3 others under the DeWalt brand outlined as follows…

1, DeWalt Electric Twin Stack Compressor 2 HP 4 Gallon

Key Features:

Model D55151, 120V
14 Amp, 2HP Motor, 4 Gallon
3.2 CFM at 100 PSI pump
Electric twin stack compressor
Lightweight portable design
Pump is oil lubricated
Dual soft start valves
Roofing to finish to trim
Price Guide: $300 to $350
Available @ Hardware World

2, DeWalt Electric Compressor 1.8 HP 4.5 Gallon

Key Features:

Model reference D55146
4.5 Gallon electric compressor
5.2 SCFM at 90 PSI
Vertical stand feature saves space
Oil free & maintenance free pump
1.8 continuous HP (belt driven)
High flow coupler, 120V, 2 inch gauges
10" pneumatic wheels , Quiet 0.75 dBA
Price Guide: $370 to $430
Available @ Hardware World

3, DeWalt 4 Gal. Portable Gas Powered Direct Drive Air

Key Features:

Model DXCMTA5090412
Two 2 gallon tanks, 2-piece cooling system
Portable Briggs and Stratton gas powered
Briggs & Stratton XR950 OHV gas engine
6.9 CFM at 40 psi / 5.0 CFM at 90 psi
Oil Free direct drive air
1/4 inch regulator, cast iron sleeve
Tool and tank pressure gauges
One hand push to connect coupler
Electronic ignition system
Dimensions: 24.25L x 20.5W x 21.75H inch

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Section 4 – Conclusion / Feedback Submission


This is without a doubt an excellent tool but unfortunately it is far from perfect from the amount of people we see complaining about air leaks with it. You may even have to go down the road of adjusting the valves, bearings and hose fittings yourself to ensure that they are rock solid to avoid air leakages. Despite these air leak complaints, we found that the noise level generated was certainly a whole lot better than many others and there is no need to operate the break in procedure for this particular model like you do for other compressors.

As we did not experience these air leaks ourselves, we can stand over this review and state that we found it to be a high quality, well-built compressor machine for doing various smaller projects around the home or jobsite and is certainly worth the level of money that you need to pay for it.

Feedback Submission

Have you used a DeWalt Air compressor yourself in the recent past?  Did it operate as expected or did you experience any air leak problems with it?

If possible – please share your own feedback (good or bad) with the wider community by leaving a comment in the comment section provided below – so that others across the community can learn also…


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